InterContinental Doha The City opens Hwang


InterContinental Doha The City has opened its newest dining destination, Hwang. The restaurant serves a diverse menu of Asian cuisine from Thailand, Korea, Japan, China, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. Hwang’s signature menu item is shabu-shabu — blending fresh ingredients with a variety of Asian and Middle Eastern flavours.

Hwang’s shabu-shabu is served family-style. Shabu-shabu, which is often referred to as the Asian version of fondue, is presented at Hwang with a variety of broths and dipping sauces, as well as meats, seafood, vegetables, rice and noodles. Diners are guided through the experience with the expert advice of the chef as they prepare their meals at their table.

Hwang starters include items such as an assorted satay platter, Thai-style shrimp salad and traditional spicy Korean jjamppong soup. The Hwang a la carte menu features sushi and sashimi platters, as well as chili crab Singapore-style, gaeng phed yang (red curry with roast duck), nasigoreng and Osaka-style kake udon.
Hwang’s decor follows the Pan Asian theme with a bright yet warm colour scheme integrated with earthy tones in a casual atmosphere. Chinese fences separate private dining areas, seemingly transporting the diner to an authentic Asian setting.

Hwang features an array of signature cocktails and mocktails, as well as traditional Asian drinks. Diners will also enjoy uniquely blended teas to complement the cuisine from Hwang's exclusive and Doha’s first tea sommelier.

Located on the first floor of the hotel, Hwang is open for dinner from 18:00 to 23:00 Sunday through Friday. For enquiries, call 4015 8888.
(Content courtesy: Press release from the hotel)

Fetish Satine collection from Pierre Hermé Paris

Pastry chef Pierre Hermé, dubbed “The Picasso of Pastry” by Vogue magazine, is bringing his latest collection of limited edition delicacies, “Fetish Satine,” to Doha. The assortment of chocolates, cakes, macarons and desserts will be available at the Pierre Hermé Paris Boutique in Lagoona Mall till June 25.
Known for his exotic flavour fusions, in this collection Hermé combines the trio flavours of cream cheese, orange and passion fruit to produce the taste of spring. Embodied in an array of exquisite treats such as the Macaron Satine and the Bonbon Chocolat Satine, these delights offer a perfect balance of silky cream, zesty and fruity indulgence.
In addition to the mentioned desserts, other confections from “Fetish Satine” that will be available at the Lagoona boutique include the Confiture Satine, Nougat Satine, Cake Satine and the Calisson Satine.
The Pierre Hermé Paris boutique in Qatar offers a wide range of chocolates in 16 flavours. The boutique also features the Pierre Hermé number one specialty, macarons, in 12 different varieties.

Not my words, from their PR, but I ve tasted the macaron, they are too good, lovely. The flavour is very interesting and the texture is superb. If you dig macarons then this is place is a must visit.

Doha rocks to rock again

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As of now they are most well known for their yummy biriyani, which is very different from the usual south Indian biriyani you get at most joints... esp mutton biriyani... try it out on Friday afternoon, it’s really yummy.
Chicken is not bad on certain days and good on some days... the pickle they give along the biriyani is awesome, last week it didn’t live up to the usual quality, but most days they are very good.

Someone told me their fish biriyani is also good, but never got a chance to try as it’s not available on most days... it all depends on the day's catch I guess.

The place is very casual and bright and open 24hrs.. they have some nice sandwiches, nothing out-of-the-world, but good ones...

The decor is very catchy and I think they have free wifi, not sure will check next time....
And yes, during the barbeque season you can request them to give you marinated meat, save time and the stuff is a little pricey than supermarket, but better in taste.

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