There are no real qualifications for being a foodie, save a pure appreciation for ingredients and how they can meld together into one lip-smacking symphony.

When I dine out, I’m usually looking for that singular element that makes a meal unforgettable…  or perhaps redeem it.

Included here are my formal restaurant reviews (published predominantly in Doha-based magazines and websites) as well as casual ramblings on eateries that have stood out in memory — for better or for worse.