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In the UAE, I'm dying for real corn beef & pastrami sandwiches and Gray's Papaya hot dogs!!!

I grok Dec 9, 2011 04:28 AM

I am a New Yorker and I so miss the staples of home. I have lived in the UAE for almost 3 years, and during that time, I have searched for real corn beef & pastrami sandwiches, Gray's Papaya hot dogs& real New York Bagels. I have searched in Abu Dhabi and Dubai with no luck. I've even gone to Festival City because I heard that their was a New York "like" diner there. It was a horrid experience. It didn't even come close.

Tim Horton's bagels, while not New York bagels, satisfy my carb reminders of home. But, I need my CORN BEEF & PASTRAMI SANDWICHES!!! Oh, and with the deli mustard and the pickles. Yum!!

I went to several Irish pubs, and they serve the canned corn beef and I don't want to guess at what they made the sauerkraut out of.

When missing home, family and friends, is it to much to ask for a wonderful taste of home? I hope not

If anyone out there in the cyberworld, can help me live the corn beef & pastrami sandwich dream, please post and let me know. I'm willing to have it shipped!!

P.S. If you know where a person can find a decent hotdog too, I would appreciate the information. I know it won't be Gray's Papaya, but anything close will do.

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    Nandita RE: I grok Sep 11, 2013 07:50 AM

    The closest I have got to an amazing pastrami sandwich is at cucina at the courtyard marriot DIP ..... Try it

    1. nonibear RE: I grok Oct 23, 2013 07:20 AM

      I feel your pain!!!

      1. porker RE: I grok Oct 23, 2013 07:28 AM

        Katz offers "Nationwide Shipping"
        Would you have someone in the states who can receive and re-ship?

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          Psiweaver RE: I grok Nov 20, 2013 10:53 PM

          Honestly my suggestion is that you make it at home. Its not terribly difficult to do.

          Finding the rye bread is going to be much harder though.

          1. nonibear RE: I grok Jul 10, 2014 09:05 AM

            you can buy American pastrami in Lulu Hypermarket in Barsha. Mo's in City Walk also has a Rueben on their menu

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