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Salt Camp at DIFC: Are you a Camper, a Glamper or both?

Salt or sugar? You'll find them both at the Salt Pop-up Camp located in DIFC. It only lasts until 30 January, so hurry. Mouthwatering Wagyu burgers or decadent desserts and all other good stuff to make you a happy camper are available. Choose your orders at the cool food or desserts museum before getting billed at the counter. Food is served at your campsite. Our happy campers enjoyed their time at the camp. You'll also be able to decide if you're a camper or a glamper or both.  Easy to spot along Happiness Street in DIFC between Damac Parks & Towers and Brookfields Place, hues of bold orange and pink immediately catch your attention.  Book your camp pass here . Watch our video for full details.

Sinampalukang Isda (Tilapia/Sea Bream) Pang-alis Umay!

 After Christmas and New Year holidays, do you feel you've had enough of the leftovers? I feel the same way. I needed something to break away from it. The first craving I had was a very Pinoy fish dish.  Sinampalukang isda. Some would think of it as sinigang but it is not sinigang. It is a soup dish of fish in tamarind broth, ginger, chilis, onions, tomatoes, radish leaves or pechay, and of course fish. Okay, it is like sinigang (hahaha). It usually calls for tilapia but I opted for sea bream. It is a completely hearty meal. Of course, to be eaten with hot steaming rice and sawsawan (a mixture of fish sauce and green chili) The original dish calls for fresh raw tamarind but since it is hardly available where I am, I used powdered tamarind. The difference is that fresh raw tamarind gives this dish a thick broth distinct from sinampalukang isda my parents used to cook for us, unlike powdered tamarind. (oh well ex-pat life) So, how to cook it? Ingredients (serves 2) 1 medium-size sea