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tasteTry this for Diwali… Mithai (sweets)
Diwali, also known as The Festival of Lights, is an annual Hindu celebration of prosperity and new beginnings (this year on October 23rd). Festivities involve prayers, lighting of lamps and feasting. Jalebi is one of various mithai (or Indian sweets) shared amongst friends and family during this time. It consists of a spiral-shaped fried pastry that is soaked in sugary saffron syrup before serving. Jalebi are indeed quite sweet and can be eaten on their own, with a cabbage salad or with savoury crisps.

181st Oktoberfest Beer Festival
Takes place this month in Munich, Germany. Fly to Munich with KQs codeshare partner KLM www.klm.com

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Restaurant Review
Dusit D2 Nairobi
The international luxury hotel franchise Dusit recently settled in Kenyas capital. Dusit D2 Nairobi is already a culinary force to be reckoned with…
Dusit D2’s flagship restaurant SOI takes a different approach to Thai cuisine. Directly translated, the word ‘soi’ means ‘street’ in Thai: the restaurant aims to provide a contemporary and upscale experience of traditional Thai street food. Emphasis is placed on small plates for sharing and sampling. Although the modest opulence of the space’s decor may not remind you of a Bangkok alleyway, the dynamic flavours served will surely take you there.
ZING at Dusit D2
It is only fitting that a hotel with a dining experience so unique would also boast a noteworthy bar. Eye-catching artwork contrasts with neutral tones from the room finishes and generous natural light. This ambience, coupled with an outside terrace, congenial bar staff and an impressive drinks menu, makes this the perfect spot for a pre-dinner cocktail (or three).
Dusit D2 Nairobi is located at 14 Riverside Park, Riverside Woods (off Riverside Drive) www.eatout.co.ke/dusit