February 12, 2010


I am so pleased to report that I have found a source of sodium citrate!!!  Huge thanks to the ladies on the Dubai forum of www.expatwoman.com, especially “KittyKat79”!  We’ll be meeting up on Saturday for a handover of a bottle of the fine white powder (wow – sounds like a euphamism for something totally illegal here, eh?).

This means that the quest for “The Perfect Hamburger” is ON!  I’ll be working on it over the next few days, so expect some new posts!

February 10, 2010

In Search of … sodium citrate

So, I haven’t found a blowtorch yet, so I’m onto “The Perfect Hamburger”.

Heston wants me to make my own cheese slices for this one, and wants me to use sodium citrate, which he blithely assures me “should be found in any chemist’s”.

I don’t think that Heston’s done much everyday shopping or ingredient sourcing in Dubai.  While my chemist knew what I was talking about, he didn’t have any in stock, and didn’t know where I could get some.  He was kind enough to offer me a range of different medications to treat my assumed urinary tract infection though.

So, if anyone knows where I can find sodium citrate here in Dubai, either send me an email or drop me a comment PLEASE!!!