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Explore Doha's culinary scene with Chef Noor al Mazroei

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Noor al Mazroei

Noor al Mazroei

"I was passionate about cooking since my childhood, and I used to share my recipes with family and friends until social media allowed me to share my passion for cooking with the rest of the world. When I developed certain food allergies, I turned into healthy cooking, which provided various options of preparing food; gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Then, I worked on transforming traditional Qatari recipes into delicious healthy versions."

Food is your paint, so be creative.

Noor al Mazroei
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My stories

IDAM Restaurant

An exciting experience

Six years ago, I collaborated with MIA café and with IDAM’s Chef, Alain Ducasse. It was an exciting experience; cooking some of the best Qatari dishes and offering an overview of the Qatari ingredients, getting into details about how we mix the spices as well as adding a Qatari touch to the French dishes.

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A vital collaboration

I had the joy of participating in one of the previous editions of the Qatar International Food Festival, where I worked with Chef Morimoto, the Celebrity Chef. We worked together on the fresh tuna dish; I cooked the traditional Qatari Machboos using fresh tuna. It was a significant moment in my career and a vital collaboration, where Chef Morimoto and I joined forces. The Chef cut the fish the Japanese way, and I cooked it the traditional Qatari way.

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How I changed people's mindset on healthy food

My first year as a participant in the Qatar International Food Festival was definitely a challenging one; serving healthy food at a Food Festival required using persuasion since most of the times healthy means dull. So, I was urging visitors to try in order to show them that healthy can also be delicious. On the first day, I managed to attract five customers. Then, the second day, I had more than 100 customers, and the rest of the days I was sold out. I believe that I changed people’s mindset around healthy food. I proved that it could be tasty, and I provided Qatari dishes in vegan and gluten-free options.

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Ramadan with Qatar National Library

I had a lovely time working with Qatar National Library to develop a menu for Ramadan and make our breakfast during fasting, healthy and delicious. I provided various recipes and trained the audience to cook healthily during the Holy Month of Ramadan. It was an overall great experience!

My travel tips

  • Eat at local restaurants

  • Stay at hotels in the old city of the country

  • Shop local food and spices

  • Learn about Qatar’s food history from locals

My top picks

Explore Doha's culinary scene with Chef Noor!

"The best thing about Qatar is that you can find all cuisines in one place"

My top dishes

My top picks

Useful information

Address

Katara- The Cultural Village Foundation

Opening times

Open 24 Hours

My recommendations on healthy food-oriented restaurants

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Evergreen Organics

For vegan delicacies

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Green and Go

For low-cost vegan food

My recommendations on traditional Qatari food

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L’wzaar

A seafood restaurant at Katara Cultural Village

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Saasna Restaurant

Qatari cuisine blended with modernity

My itineraries

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A great culinary experience

To begin your day with a delicious breakfast featuring various vegetarian and vegan options, head over to Basta restaurant. Later on, for lunch, I recommend trying Saasna restaurant in Msheireb Downtown; a restaurant that presents traditional Qatari cuisine with a modern twist. Don’t miss out on Nobu at Four Seasons, to experience the new-style Japanese cuisine with unbeatable dinner views.

  1. Souq Waqif
  2. Al Jasra
  3. Museum of Islamic Art
  4. Parisa
  5. Gelato Divino
  6. Al Jomrok Boutique Hotel
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Uncover a rich dining scene

Start your day at Rosado Café, at the Pearl, for healthy-made Qatari delights. When it’s time for lunch, I highly recommend a visit at the Mall of Qatar, where besides endless shopping, you’ll find a wide range of restaurants, for all tastes and budgets. Lastly, for dinner, you should definitely pay a visit to the food outlets of Galeries Lafayette. Once the shopping experience ends, a new, culinary one, begins. From a Mediterranean brasserie to French and Russian blends, Galleries Lafayette’s food scene covers all needs.

  1. Souq Waqif
  2. Al Jasra
  3. Museum of Islamic Art
  4. Parisa
  5. Gelato Divino
  6. Al Jomrok Boutique Hotel

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