What do I say? I’ve been lucky enough to have eaten the best of things in Doha. From amma’s homemade food, which I have missed so much when I was away, to some of the best food in street joints and starred hotels, I do feel very, very content.
So when I look back at things that made me happy food-wise, this is what comes to mind.
Caramel Macchiato & the Hot bun from Papa Rotti
Strawberry Fondue from Papermoon (near Jaidah Square)
All sorts of Arabic food that almost convinced me not to leave just yet.
Comfort Yoghurt at TCBY.
Walking up to Megamart to grab some fresh croissants.
Drippy cheese nachos at Chilis
Amma / Paati’s idlis with spicy spicy onion-tomato chutney…’nuff said.
Sometimes, it scares me to think that I might not have these food options again…and that fear leads to hunger. Vicious cycle, I tell you.
I’m moving countries…and I might replace Arabic food with roadside chaat, Joyous Pizza hut with dependent Dominoes, Macchiato with tapri chai…but the culinary experiences I’ve had in Doha, along with the awesome company that came with it, those will be most irreplaceable.