Fake Plastic Souks: Dubai Radio Ads

Posted on the June 15th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

This is not a radio ad, but only marginally less annoying.This is Cynthia Dreamy Whingy Breathy Voice. Come to extravagant opulence, indulge in timeless elegance and experience sumptuous flavours from the mystical past of a bygone age. Be the person yo...

Fake Plastic Souks: The Hatta Fort Hotel Makeover. And Chickens.

Posted on the June 4th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

Sheikh Rashid opens the Hatta Fort, 1981We walked into the reception of the Hatta Fort and peered around the transformed area. 'Good morning,' smiled the receptionist.'Good morning,' we replied. 'We're here for a chicken.'His smile faltered. 'Check-in?...

Ginger and Scotch: How to Make Chinese Noodles From Scratch

Posted on the May 31st, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

Make this simple Chinese noodle from scratch using just flour and water in about 30 minutes. Involve the kids as it’s a great family-bonding activity and also great for their fine and gross motor skills. Noodles were one of those things I took fo...

Ginger and Scotch: Where to Find Asian Ingredients in Dubai

Posted on the May 28th, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

Looking for Asian ingredients in Dubai to make authentic Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, or Korean homemade meals? I’ve compiled a map of all the specialty grocery stores in Dubai that stock Asian ingredients.  My parents and I were born in...

Ginger and Scotch: Homemade Udon Noodles From Scratch

Posted on the May 22nd, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

Udon are thick white noodles that originated from Japan. They are made with flour, salt, and very little water which can make it difficult to knead so traditionally it was kneaded with the feet! When I learned that little fact, I knew this was a perfec...

Ginger and Scotch: How to Make Your Own Vietnamese Curry Powder

Posted on the May 18th, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

Make your own blend of Vietnamese curry powder from scratch instead of using store-bought or if you don’t have access to a specialty Asian market. This post contains affiliate links where, at no additional cost to you, we receive a small commiss...

Fake Plastic Souks: Roger The Radar Rotter

Posted on the May 18th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Roger the Radar Rotter generally lurks around the Sharjah University City area. His favourite places are the roads around the AUS campus, the back road that tracks along the landfill from the logistics center to the roundabout ...

Fake Plastic Souks: Roger The Radar Rotter

Posted on the May 18th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Roger the Radar Rotter generally lurks around the Sharjah University City area. His favourite places are the roads around the AUS campus, the back road that tracks along the landfill from the logistics center to the roundabout ...

Fake Plastic Souks: Virus Attack Shock Horror. Don’t Say I Didn’t Tell Y’all…

Posted on the May 15th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)About 16 years ago, prescient me sat down to write a book to take my mind off my recently ceased 60 a day habit.This amused me a great deal for a number of months and involved bringing together a self-manifesting roasted chicke...

Fake Plastic Souks: Statutory EU Compensation, British Airways Customer Service And Ritually Disempowering Customers

Posted on the May 14th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

A BA plane taking off. This can take a while to actually happen sometimes... (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Okay, so you've heard the story about how British Airways managed to screw up our flight at the New Year. Being a little annoyed at the way things tur...