My favourite food of all time is Japanese food and I’m always on the hunt for delicious Japanese food in Dubai. For great quality sushi and value for money, I love going to Sumo Sushi & Bento. They have multiple locations throughout the city, such as Jumeirah, Dubai Media City and JLT. It’s one of the best places for casual Japanese dining. It’s reasonably priced, excellent food, nice ambiance and highly attentive friendly staff.


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Sumo Sushi & Bento is a UAE homegrown concept, which has managed to deliver a great Sushi experience throughout the GCC for over 15 years. The menu is extensive and the dishes are excellent both in terms of the quantity as well as flavor. The portions are generous and you will not leave this restaurant without feeling full and happy.


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I love the Sushi Rolls. They are all delicious! My favourite of all time is the famous Samurai roll. It is Sumo Sushi & Bento’s most popular item on the menu. A combination of shrimp tempura, crab roll, salmon, avocado and cream cheese… YUM!! The Sweet Potato Crunch is also another favourite! Prawns, crabstick, and avocado drizzled with a mix of mayo, sweet chili and teriyaki sauce all topped with crispy sweet potatoes… are you drooling yet? The Phoenix and the Emperor’s New Roll are also delicous!


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I also love the Tuna lovers Bento, a selection on Tuna sashimi, tuna nigiri, and spicy tuna rolls served with a garden salad. The fresh tuna just melts in your mouth! In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Sumo Sushi & Bento has started an initiative for sustainably sourced tuna. What does sustainable tuna mean? The Tuna is delivered fresh daily from a 100% sustainable fishery in the Maldives that uses a pole-and-line fishing method. This method of fishing is not harmful to endangered species or the marine environment. The Tuna at Sumo Sushi & Bento has greater color, texture, and quality. The darker red meat is proof that the tuna is fresh and untreated, preserving the tuna’s natural deep red color 🙂


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The dishes are very creative, using fresh ingredients. The quality of the fish and the presentation for each dish is impeccable. They also have an expanded vegetarian menu and different specials each month. The friendly staff are always around to give you suggestions if you’re wondering what to order.

I would also suggest the following dishes:
Rock n’ Roll Shrimp (Rock Shrimp deep fried in tempura and covered with a spicy mayo sauce)
Golden Ito Ebi (Kunafa spun prawns deep fried to a golden crisp served with a sweet chili dipping sauce)
Poke Bowls (Sumo Sushi & Bento was one of the first to introduce Poke bowls to the UAE)
Japanese Curry Katsu (Breaded, deep fried chicken cutlet served with a traditional Japanese Curry sauce over a bed of rice)
Pomberry Delight (Freshly brewed iced tea shaken with pomegranate juice and muddled blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries)


If you’re a Japanese cuisine lover, and looking for a casual sushi eatery, then this is the place to go! Give it a try next time you’re craving sushi 🙂


My Favourite Chocolate Mousse



A chocolate mousse which does not contain any refined sugar or cream?! You’re kidding me right?! Nope. No kidding! It’s my guilt-free raw chocolate mousse AND it’s completely refined sugar-free and dairy-free! Rich, smooth, decadent chocolatey mousse without all the added nasties! Only requires 5 ingredients and it is super EASY to make! So good, you can have it for breakfast! 🙂


Summer Rolls with a Peanut Dipping Sauce



These summer rolls are my absolute favorite!! Why? Because they are so delicious, refreshing and I love that I can fill them up with all my favorite vegetables! I’ve used chicken in this recipe, but you can use shrimp too or even just keep them vegetarian. The peanut dipping sauce is my dad’s secret recipe, so you’re in for a treat!! Enjoy!!


Upside Down Pineapple Slice

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Upside Down Pineapple Slice

The sweetness of the “caramel” goes perfectly with the tartness of the pineapple… add some coconut and it’s a killer combination!! I love this raw upside down pineapple slice. It doesn’t require any cooking and I love to have these in the freezer for when I have sweet tooth cravings 🙂 They really don’t last very long in my house! I created this recipe inspired by “Thahabi”, a lustre coating by Jotun Paints Arabia. Thahabi reflects the golden souk, the golden grains of sand, the desert and this region’s timeless heritage. Head to Jotun Paints website to see more from this Oriental collection –> HERE.
Enjoy!! I hope you like this pineapple slice as much as I do!!


Masafi Water: Knowing your water source

I am constantly staying hydrated!! In fact, I drink approximately 2-3L water per day and this keeps my skin looking beautiful. I had the pleasure of working with Masafi recently, on educating people on the importance of knowing where your water source is from. Masafi is considered as the region’s only leading bottled water that doesn’t come from the sea. It is coaxed from deep beneath the Hajar Mountains in Masafi. Not only can you taste the difference but you can feel the difference too.


In the UAE, desalinated seawater and groundwater are the only two main sources of drinking water, the long term future of the UAE bottled water industry will remain stable as with the exception of Masafi most of other leading UAE brands are using desalinated sea water resources for their water source. I learnt that Masafi will always continue providing natural water from our land that is bottled at source that come deep underground from the mountains of Masafi with the same quality and natural health benefits that the original water from the Hajar Mountains of the UAE contains.


It’s important to know where your water source is from… is it natural water or desalinated water that you’re drinking… Natural is the way to go!!! Ask for Natural. Ask for Masafi.


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