Geordie Armani …


Geordie Armani is the food-loving alter ego of myself, a long time Dubai resident. I am the mother of an eleven year old daughter, wife to a Scot, and a slave to four daft cats. A few years ago I started a food blog and this has snowballed into something bigger than I ever expected, but I am extremely happy about it.. I usually write about affordable restaurants and cafes, not the fancy high end places that are out of many people’s budgets, so the blog resonates with the majority of Dubai residents. I love to explore new openings and areas that are up and coming in terms of dining. I am a keen cook, but not a food professional, my reviews are down to earth and honest. I hope you enjoy reading my reviews, don’t forget you can find me on Twitter and Facebook.
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Where to buy pork in Dubai

Where to buy pork in Dubai Many moons ago you couldn’t get your hands on a bit of pork full stop in the UAE, but things have changed over the years. These days you can buy pork products at a variety of different supermarkets, and many (only 5 star hotels) serve products containing pork.  Considering …

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The Crab Tavern

The Crab Tavern When you love seafood as much as I do and you are presented a menu in a seafood bar you get into a real fluster.  That is exactly what happened to me today. What do you do when you want to order everything from a menu? when there isn’t one single dish …

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Calicut Notebook

Calicut Notebook opens its doors in Al Barsha A few months ago I noticed (sadly) that Peppermill Restaurant had closed it doors. Every week I kept looking to see what, if anything was going to happen to the outlet.  A few weeks ago Calicut Notebook opened, yesterday we paid a visit.

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Per Te Business Bay

Per Te opens in Business Bay It is hard to believe that it is over a year since the first branch of Per Te opened in Jumeirah.   I was one of their first customers and the first food blogger to cover their new opening. To say we were impressed with the standard of their …

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Innlay Asia

Innlay Asia Jumeirah Lake Towers Personal recommendations are always the best ones, when a friend who has a strong love of all things Thai recommended Innlay Asia to me, it didn’t take me long to head over to Jumeirah Lake Towers to check it out. The outlet is named after Inle Lake in Myanmar, Burma, …

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Fat Children

Who is to blame for fat children? No doubt I have already managed to offend people by using the dreaded word “fat”, maybe I should be more politically correct and said overweight children?  Aren’t overweight people essentially carrying too much fat?  For the last ten years or so obesity in the UAE has been a …

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year from the Blue Cat …. It is just me or did 2015 fly over!!  and what a great year it has been.    From a family perspective we have had a fabulous year,  I celebrated a big birthday earlier in the year with a trip down to Muscat, staying at the famous …

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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas Don’t panic I am not going to go all religious and start spouting about Christianity and world politics.  However, what I am going to say is that I would like to thank each and every one you who takes the time to pop onto my site, to read a review and sometimes leave …

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There is a women’s group on Facebook

There is a women’s group on Facebook …. In fact there are probably thousands of women’s group on Facebook, but there is one here in Dubai that seems to get peoples feathers ruffled on a regular basis.   There is no need for me to name said group as I am 100% sure that any …

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Life after the Maid left

Life has been a bit different since the Maid left … I am pretty sure I am not the first person to be in such a situation, and let’s face it it’s hardly the end of the world in any way or form.  Let me start at the beginning and I mean the beginning,  to …

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Wafi Mall

It’s Christmas down at Wafi Mall Our annual pre-Christmas trip down to Wafi Mall happened this weekend. Sadly my 11-year-old refused to see Santa (they grow up too quickly) but we did get the see the amazing tree and Christmas Village.   I used to work at Wafi in the their Marketing Department, before the …

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Moshi,  Momo’s, Sushi and more in Al Barsha Following on from my new-found love of sushi and my recent experience at Yo! Sushi,  I was recommended a recently opened new outlet in Al Barsha, by the name of Moshi. Moshi serves freshly prepared momo’s , sushi and nigiri along with a selection of rice and noodle dishes, …

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BBC Good Food Show

BBC Good Food Show has its Middle Eastern debut here in Dubai After 25 years of undoubted success in the UK the BBC finally decided to bring the BBC Good Food Show to Dubai (17th – 19th December)  I had been told about the event and the celebrity chef’s who were attending the event before …

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Yo! Sushi

I don’t like Sushi …. but it then turned out I love Yo! Sushi For years and years I have battled over the whole sushi thing, I love fish and as regular readers know I am a seafood fiend on every level so people couldn’t understand why I claimed to not like sushi.  I honestly …

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