Restaurant Review: Ginti, Köln

30th January 2017 Shaheen Rajan 0

Located on an unassuming Händelstraße, Ginti is a halal Indian restaurant in Cologne, which serves traditionally brewed, authentic Indian tea. If you are a chai aficionado, you know how hard and rare it to find a restaurant that brews tea, with milk. I have been to this place about five […]

Restaurant Review: Frittenwerk, Köln

6th January 2017 Shaheen Rajan 0

In my head, poutine is like humus. Or bun kebab. A lot of people do it, but rarely anyone gets it right – the way it’s done in its country of origin. Poutine, seemingly simple with thousands of recipes online, is a tough cookie and seldom available in its authentic […]

Köln Christmas Markets 101

27th December 2016 Shaheen Rajan 0

It’s that time of the year again – where some parts of the world await a white blanket, others see expats pack their bags and get on the plane to home, and then some where gluhwein is all the rage. The latter would be Germany, with its infamous Christmas Markets […]

Restaurant Review: Al-Andalus – Ihr Spanier in Köln

18th October 2016 Shaheen Rajan 0

If you fancy Spanish fare in an understated restaurant, Al Andalus is the right place. Al Andalus is one of the top recommended Spanish restaurants in Köln on Yelp, and we went on a quiet Sunday night to give it a try. It’s on GladbacherStrasse, close to ChristophStrasse and Media Park. Finding […]

Burgerlich – No Ordinary Hamburger

18th July 2016 Shaheen Rajan 0

LECKER!! Burgerlich is a local burger joint, on the buzzing Hohenzollernring street, and is your answer if you are looking for a lip-smacking burger. You would have a hard time deciding on what to indulge in! It’s a spacious yet dimly lit restaurant, with splashes of colour and funky artwork adorning all […]

What Eid in Germany looks like…

8th July 2016 Shaheen Rajan 0

Eid Mubarak everyone!! Hope you had a fantastic one, with lots of sweets, happiness and Eidi. It’s times like these that make you miss home the most. There is nothing as precious as family, so if you are with them, please cherish them. They are all that really matter. And […]

Salon Review: Wax in the City, Cologne

11th April 2016 Shaheen Rajan 3

I discovered Wax in the City through Google Search. I liked the name, it offered services that I was looking for, and appeared to be an expat-friendly salon. Located in Friesenwall, it is surrounded by many F&B outlets, and you can’t miss it if you are following Google Maps. I didn’t drive to it, […]