It’s one of Doha’s most popular food haunts, winning numerous awards and consistently creating out-­of-­this-­world cuisine for diners to indulge. The one and only Spice Market at W Doha Hotel & Residences has a fabulous Street Food Friday Brunch that everyone is crushing on. FACT thought it only right to go and check out this unique food feast…

It’s become one of the most iconic dining experiences on the culinary scene in Doha; that’s right, the Street Food Brunch at Spice Market lets you hit the streets of South East Asia with your palate. Epicurean delights are presented with live cooking stations and signature sips that are accompanied by the melodic sounds of Doha Jazz Band.

Ideal for young families, groups of friends, couples, solo diners and anyone who is craving really good Asian food, this brunch is the definition of quality and variety in one place. There are 10 food stations; salad, soups, carving, steam, hot, curry, wok, sushi, fruit, and dessert. that means only one thing; don’t have breakfast! Start your food journey at the vibrant sushi station where abundant parcels of this Japanese cuisine favourite is ordered up for guests to dive in. %e amazing Crispy Salmon Rolls are a huge hit at our table. Follow this with a plate full of the most exotic salad; we loved the Duck Papaya Salad – it was the perfect pairing of crunchy meets chewy with standout flavours that reflected their food origins, beautifully. there was one soup that called us above all – Tom Yum, of course. We’re huge fans of this thai staple and are constantly on the prowl for the best version in Doha. Let’s just say, Spice Market’s delicious recipe sits very close to the top of our favourite Tom Yum Soup list.

At the carving station, the Sweet Potato with Yuzu Plum Sauce, the thai Basil Pancake with shredded Beef and the Roasted Duck all stole our hearts (and our taste buds). Meat is cooked to perfection and every dish is complemented by a yummy sauce. At the steam station, choose your choice of seafood; from hammour to baby octopus, prawns, mussels, Sultan Ibrahim and so much more, you can eat all the !sh that your inner foodie desires, cooked in a rich tomato broth – H.E.L.L.O! For those of you who are there for hearty, Filling mains – head straight for the hot and wok stations. Bring back a plate of the most succulent Hot and Sour Shrimps, tantalising Chilli Garlic Egg Noodles, tender Stir Fried beef and Indonesian Nasi Goreng (fried rice). Get ready for plenty of “mmmhs” and a steadily approaching food coma.

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Indian cuisine lovers will rejoice at the curry station where the likes of Butter Chicken, Beef Korma, Paratha, Green Curry Vegetables and more waits to be devoured. This was one of the food options that we went back to a few times for the silky smooth Butter Chicken – just exquisite. Dessert is a whole new ball game. You’ve got the ever-pleasing chocolate fountain next to more oriental choices like the mouthwatering Pandan Crème Brulée as well as an ice cream station with familiar and more exciting flavours (we’re talking about the rhubarb). But, it was the reliable Chocolate Cake that sent us overboard; crispy on top but sinfully decadent with a thick, gooey centre. We scooped up big bites for maximum choco bliss.

Around 20 per cent of the food is changed up every week – so you might even get to taste something new and incredible. Our advice? Go hungry, because a taste of Asian street food in Doha doesn’t get better than this!


GO: The Street Food Friday Brunch at Spice  Market, W Doha Hotel & Residences is on from 12noon to 4pm. QR410 (premium beverages) and QR295 (selected soft beverages) per person. Call 4453 5000 for reservations and more information.