Rice Bowl – Brunch review


At first I wasn’t sure how I would feel about having traditional breakfast at Rice Bowl restaurant. But then I was pleasantly surprised by the experience.

rice bowl city center

Rice Bowl started purely Asian and then they introduced a new menu that includes Mediterranean and Bahraini breakfast.

We were three hungry girls so we ordered Um Fadi tray that includes eggs, labneh, humus, foul and falafel. We also added Saaj Qaimer with honey, samboosa, Mihyawa bread and balaleet.

Everything was really good. The labneh was fresh, miyhawa bread was crispy and the balaleet was  perfectly sweetened.

tea rice bowl

Chai karak comes in a nice pot to share.

rice bowl 1

Some of the menu items.

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The verdict

Location: Conveniently situated at City Center Bahrain ground floor

Menu: Arab / Asian

Atmosphere: Beautiful décor by Amina Al Abasi

Food Quality: Excellent

Food Presentation: Excellent

Portion Size: Generous

Favorite order: Everything

Least Favorite order:  Nothing

Value for money: Good

Service: Good

Will I go there again: Yes


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Opps they did it again! Cafe Lilou’s new menu

In a night of pure indulgence we were invited for the introduction of Café Lilou’s new menu.

The new menu was elegantly presented to us in a custom party theme!

Cafe Lilou

In no time my taste buds exploded with the beautiful combination of dishes that were perfectly presented to us.

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Out of the salads we tasted I like the multi-grain salad topped with pistachio. I’m not sure what was the distinctive taste but there was definitely something special in its combination.

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Gulf Life’s Q&A

I’m very happy and honored to announce that I’m a contributor at Gulf Air’s inflight magazine “Gulf Life”.

As an introduction I was featured at Gulf Life’s issue last December’s Q&A section.



Gulf Life is the inflight magazine of Gulf Air and has a potential monthly readership of 600,000 people. It contains a wide-ranging mix of features relating to Gulf Air destinations worldwide, with a particular emphasis on the Gulf region and Middle East.

Moscow through my iPhone

It was a day in history. Thats how the pilot greeted us, passengers onboard Gulf Air’s first flight to Moscow.
October 28th 2014, was indeed a historical day for Gulf Air and to me personally.


I was invited to board the first flight to Moscow for a media familiarization trip sponsored by Gulf Air. It was such an honor to be among that trip. I was finally getting recognized as a travel photography blogger and social media influencer. Plus I get to travel to an exciting place like Moscow.

After attending the official inauguration ceremony it was boarding time.

And it's official boarding @gulfair first flight to #moscow 😍🇷🇺 #موسكو #طيران_الخليج #gulfair

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5 hours later we were already in Moscow.

Hello Moscow 🇷🇺 #rashavsibnbattutah #RshRussia #rshMoscow #gulfair

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The number of media lineup and photographers was overwhelming. Many plane spotters seemed to be waiting for the arrival of the flight.


It was cold really cold ! But I loved it.

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Book Review: Mornings in Jenin

Mornings in JeninMornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A wonderful novel I never felt it was fictional the story is a continuous misery and displacement of Palestinians. I was so touched by the story of Nakba and how life was before it. Maybe I won’t know how Palestinians felt when they lost their lands, houses, villages and were forced to stay in camps. But I could imagine how they felt and I imagined how happy the grandfather Yehya the Abulheja felt when he sneaked back to Ein Hod to pick the crops from his land which now was home to French artists.
Definitely the best novel about the Nakba.

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Chtaura شتوره

This is a late post of a brunch visit to Chtaura restaurant in Moda Mall. Chtaura Lebanese cold store is very old and famous in Bahrain. I was very happy to see the opening of Chtaura café in Moda Mall. We visited Chtaura as a big group and we ordered many of their famous Lebanese dishes.



We ordered fatteh, labneh, manaeesh, eggs with bastirma, foul, grilled halloumi and some pastries.

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