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It’s time to be happy again!


Before I celebrated my little bloggie’s first birthday, I was rather despondent. I could blame it on my pms or on something else, but I am doing neither. Instead, I decided to be happy again and put it behind me. 😛

My husband and I are both foodies and we enjoy eating out a lot.  It is also because we get to spend time together. Sadly that hardly happens anymore when we are at home because internet plays the spoiler.  But when we are out and there is no active mobile data, it is just the two of us doing what we love, together. Sometimes I feel we should really be taken and dropped in some prehistoric era for good. I wish! Yes, the two of us share a common love for history, culture and geography too :-).

We frequent Yemeni restaurants a lot. But this time I wanted to get some pics clicked so that I can put it up here on my blog.  Now, what can I say? Yemeni cuisine is healthier, tastier, satiating and yes, affordable! Isn’t that wonderful? 😛

Yemeni restaurants are themed with beautiful landscapes of the historically and culturally rich Yemen. It is disheartening to see lives being taken away or threatened along with our rich past and heritage. And all this in the name of GOD. What a Pity! Sorry for getting carried away, a myriad of thoughts keep fighting for their share of space here. If you have been to a Yemeni restaurant before or if you are a vegetarian you might as well  skip the rest of my post but if you haven’t let me show you how it is, a traditional Yemeni cuisine.

My Di :-*
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How I love being clicked. And there are cushions too 🙂

Another interesting thing that is the availability of private rooms where we can be comfortable, relaxed and enjoy our food without worrying about being disturbed. Isn’t that great?   People in the Middle East respect food and believe in equality before it. So we eat from one plate and that too with our hand ( I have no complaints at all).

Ta Da! Ready to gorge.
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On a closer view.

Maraq or lamb broth is always served at the beginning of the meal.  We ordered Chicken Madhbi with rice and dry liver( oops! I forgot the name). There is also the famous Chicken Mandi with rice and Chicken Madfoon with rice. The rice is Basmati  mixed with spices and is same for all the three dishes which differs in the way the meat is cooked. For Mandi, it is cooked in Tandoor, for Madfoon the meat is buried and cooked under coal and for Madhbi the meat is roasted. If you are a gravy person you might  not enjoy it much but it is definitely worth a try.  Sahawiq is a tomato based Yemeni sauce that comes along with the rice. Mulawah, the Yemeni bread was also served along with a salad.  And they were all delicious, even the rice.

For some more posing 😛
Need anything? Just ring the bell.

I heard banana with milk is  very popular and so are their desserts. This time we decided to skip the desserts, though. Guilt finally caught up, I say. 😦 How can Arabic dinner be Arabic dinner without the Arabic tea? :-O

Cheers! 🙂

Oh! The feeling you get after drinking Arabic mint tea, heavenly. Coming from a non-coffee, non-tea person like me it is definitely worth a try. And with this post I am back to being my happy self again. Happy eating! 🙂




I am a dentist trying my hand at writing. I am here to let my thoughts unravel!

71 thoughts on “It’s time to be happy again!

  1. Its heartening to see you have good time together 🙂 May the dream last forever.

    Btw, the food is intriguing. I am practically vegetarian (except fish, oh I loooove fish. But thats fruit, so.. ). But every food culture has a lot for us poor folks too. You should post more about what you eat. Will be fun to read about..

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  2. This is not a blog post, Shruti..this is an appetizer and i’m feeling really hungry seeing those delectable dishes… (slurp slurp) 😛

    Excellent ambiance to make one feel at home…loved your pictures… 🙂 ❤

    P.S. Keep on posting such yummylicious pics… 😀

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  3. Ooh! yummy post. I have to make sure to eat before visiting your blog 😛
    I love the traditional set in the restaurant. It is thoughtful of them to try & bring in some traditional elements in the restaurant. I am all for eating with hands. Nothing gives that kind of satisfaction. 🙂 Eating from the same plate is also lovely. Pyar bad jaata hai 😛 and of course! less vessels to watch. You must try bringing this tradition at home too. 😛 To reduce the work.

    The bell idea is good. Is that Arabic tea same as the Sulaimani?

    Btw, I have nominated you for the Creative blogger award. 🙂

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    1. Yes, yes you should Ranju😀. Eating with hands thingy even I love, feels like home. It is often practised at home after Di finishes his food, attacks my plate because he is lazy to go for a second helping! Yup, it is somethig like the sulaimani, with cardamom and mint added to it I suppose. Aww! Thank you Ranju…😍😘

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  4. Hey Shruit, that was one yummy post…. The food looks great, but us gravy loving Indians would have some issues with the dry food 🙂
    Where is this cool restaurant? Does not seem to be in India…
    Enjoy 🙂


  5. I am a staunch veg for nearly fourteen years, and going strong. The only issue was I ran into a B12 deficiency, so I was medically advised to add eggs. Thus an eggitarian now. No craving for non-veg food, but still I liked your post. Both of you are really looking great… Is your hubby a medico too?

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  6. That’s a heart warming story of you and your husband exploring Yemeni culture and geography by visiting a Yemeni restaurant and eating the hell out. Oh man, that’s amazing.

    Well done Shruti 😛 hehe

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  7. Hi Shruti, I’m so glad that you’re happy now but I’ve a question to you that I’ve never eaten non-veg food so far but I want to embark now as my friends suggest. So, let me know which kinds of non-veg food I should eat so that It couldn’t be heart failure.

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    1. Hey Seema, are you vegetarian for religious reasons? Cardiac problems don’t happen to all non vegetarians. You just have to be careful with what you eat. Start with white meag, chicken and also fish. And whatever you eat, take a lot of veggies along with it. 😊

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      1. Shruti, I hope you wont mind my intrusion here, but being a veg bong ( sort of an oxymoron) I can’t resist answering this. Seema, eggs are the easiest to start with. Maybe you can try out a chicken cutlet. River fish is light on the palate for a beginner, so you can try out fish cutlets or chops.

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