Another Great Brunch in Doha

They serve you everything and we were full before they even brought the main course out.

On Friday, Zamir and I went to Zengo for brunch. People were talking about it on Doha Foodies, so I decided to try it out.  Besides, they had Pan Asian dining and I was missing the Thai food from the Maldives and wanted more.  Zengo is located on the 61st floor of the Kempinski hotel in the Diplomatic area of Doha, around the corner from the City Center Mall.  I made reservations for us and explained my eating preference (no beef, chicken, or dairy products).  When we arrived, we were met by a young lady who by my name recognized me as no beef, no chicken.  We were seated by the window and the view is amazing. We could even see planes going in for landing at Hamad International Airport.

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I love the decor of the restaurant: spiral staircase inside of what looks to be a cage and blue (my favorite color) birds flying outside of the cage from the ceiling.

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I also love the lava rock looking dishes they serve the food on.  Here is the menu.

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It is brunch but they serve you rather than an open buffet.  (Which I prefer anyway) They serve you everything and we were full before they even brought the main course out.  The chef even altered some of the meals to suit my eating habits.  For instance, I was served pumpkin curry instead of chicken curry, shrimp kebabs instead of beef and vegetable fried rice instead of fried rice with chicken breast.  The food was really good.  I especially loved the shrimp rolls, crispy calamari and fried rice.  We didn’t particularly care for the vegetarian rolls because of the lemon gel or the salmon miso because I like my salmon cooked well but other than that we enjoyed everything else.  The service was great and the staff were very accommodating.   It is a lot of food.   Mocktails are also included in the brunch, which is a wonderful added touch.  The price is good at 250 QAR/pp.  I rate it 4/5 stars and I will be going back.

  Don’t these pictures make you hungry?

Philadelphia to Doha, Qatar

It will take about 12 hours and we will arrive the next day.

This picture highlights the trip I will take in less than 3 weeks (picture courtesy of Google flights).   I received my flight itinerary and we are actually booked to leave on August 17, not August 19 as originally told. We are taking a straight flight from PHL to Hamad International Airport, Doha.  It will take about 12 hours and we will arrive the next day.  It is a very long flight.

I also received a copy of my visa.  My kids and husbands’ visa has not been approved yet. My husband’s visa may be rejected.  If that happens they will resubmit the paperwork and try again and again.  Worst case scenario, he won’t get it before we leave and will have to go on a visitor’s visa.  After 20-30 days he will have to leave the country and re-enter.  If it’s not approved by the end of year 1, we will not get a flight allowance for him to come back home.  But they will keep trying until it’s approved.  Apparently, they are very hesitant to approve a man’s visa whom is being sponsored by his woman. LOL!  I’m getting very excited.  I’m done shopping and just have to pack, but before that, I’m going to Jamaica with my sisters and nieces next weekend. (picture courtesy of Google flights)

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