When it comes to food reviews, I usually let Fairoz blog about it while I edit his photos and article. He is the food connoisseur despite not being able to cook. Lol!
But this time around, I am the ‘food critic’. I don’t have a choice cause Fairoz did not join me for a girls’ day out with Miza who was in town for the weekend. Meanwhile, Fai had his boys night with his cousins.
So, when Miza told me that she had a flight to Frankfurt, of course I was extremely excited. I get excited when I am able to meet any Singaporean – family, friends, or acquaintances. Somehow they make me feel a little less homesick.
Since Miza’s time in Frankfurt was pretty short. I had to think of places for us to hangout. I initially wanted to bring her to Guter Bulle, but Marriott is on the other end of the U4 line.
Then I thought of Pandan, but why bring a Singaporean to a Malay restaurant? I know I miss Malay food very much but Miza can get it anytime she wants when she’s back in Singapore. Miza then suggested Thai Fun but I was a little sick of Thai Fun to be honest. So I turned to Google and found Moustache, a restaurant serving Halal Balkan food in Sachsenhausen.
I have always been a burger fan. Not the McDonald’s ones but rather fresh minced meat sauteed with herbs and spices. The good wholesome burger that is nutritious and vital for life.
Honestly, my love for gourmet burgers sparked while living in Marrakech. Nurul and I chanced upon a tiny shop called KechBurger (can’t believe I didn’t blog about it!) The faire of New York was infused into the shop and my weekly weekend burger meals rejuvenated me for the next working week.
I missed having those kind of burgers. And living in Frankfurt means our Halal options are pretty limited. Nurul has been making homemade burgers but I do not want to impose a weekly need on her.
So when we found out about Guter Bulle, we became ecstatic. Cause after awhile, kebabs just doesn’t cut it. Nur and I were on our way back from gym (yes, we are gym-people now) when we saw a newly-opened burger joint. The place was packed and there were a few hijab-wearing women dining there as well. We have seen Guter Bulle ads on Facebook but have always assumed it to be non-Halal.
Nur contacted Guter Bulle on Facebook and asked if they served Halal meat and if their food are Halal. The people of Guter Bulle were pretty fast with their reply. And their reply were simple – ist alles Halal.
I am finally back in the land that has 24-hour shopping and glorious food! I guess there would be no more tagines for me for awhile now. 🙂 I would definitely miss it but I still love the variety available in sunny Singapore. And it is wonderful to also be back here during the month of Ramadan as there usually are a good spread of Iftar specials islandwide. Not to mention that I am reunited with my lovely wife after spending almost two months apart!
And what better way to return in the month of Ramadan just in time to celebrate her
31st (21st she says) birthday!
Our first date night cum small birthday celebration and Iftar last month was at a small ‘hipster’ cafe known as The Lab.
One of our favourite brunch places is a hidden gem here in Marrakech.
La Creperie de Marrakech is a cool cosy French shop located near Polyclinique Narjiss before Lycee Victor Hugo. It is an eatery that sells everything with creperies. Well it is a Crepe House afterall!
The eatery is eclectically designed! A poster of Asterix and Obelix hung beside a 17th century Moroccan door while an amiable parrot greeted us at the entrance. Unfortunately, the parrot got a little too friendly sliding onto our table once. Nur is not especially fond of birds. Lucky for us, the staff came and saved the day before the parrot ran away with our pancakes.
One of the foods that Nur and I have been craaaaving for awhile living in Marrakech is actually a scrumptious and wholesome burger. Nothing beats eating a tender and juicy beef packed within two crusty buns and hot sauce! Many of Marrakech’s supposed burgers have been beef paninis. Thus, it was with great pleasure to find out that Fuddruckers opened at Marjane. Fuddruckers is an American restaurant that sells the ‘World’s Greatest Hamburgers’ and Steaks!