Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:44 AM
Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:15 AM
Fish counter (without the local gulf prawns) so far hammour (not pictured) and pomfret have been the fish i have noticed most locally
A great array of pickles/chutneys (makes a change from lebanon where "spicy" food is few and far between
packaged rice/spice items and the usual array of beans/pulses
And plenty, plenty honey (with nuts etc)
Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:19 AM
there is also a place you can have them juice any fruit you want to buy on the spot as well as buying a single juice to take home which looked great...
Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:21 AM
Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:47 PM
share and someone else ordered some stuffed vine leaves and a lentil dish that was like cumin spiced baby food - in a good way!(25 of us pitched up without a reservation - sat, ordered and fed within 30 minutes - pretty damn good) As mentioned in the tabouli thread - very green indeed with the scantest smattering of crunchy bulghar, one of the better tabboulehs i've eaten actually,
And then i chose the mumorosh robayan (not quite the correct spelling im afraid but not far off if i remember rightly) which was translated as dry shrimp. A HUGE portion of rice with little dried shrimps scattered through it and a bowl of chillis and tomato sauce on the side - still managed to be a bit bland but was alright.
Other people went for goats heart and liver - almost in a sort of spiced caponata style sauce, actually very good but more well cooked than i would have liked
and something called my mothers lamb which was again LOADS of rice with three huge chunks of meat on top.
The rest of the group had mixed grills (kofte, lamb chop, shish taouk etc) and dishes like kfta aryess ( see my lebanon thread for images of this - arabic flatbread stuffed with mined lamb mmmm) amongst others. Not entirely sure i'd bother going back unless we were such a big group again but the staff were very sweet indeed, so we'll see.Charcoal tea to finish which was ok - i was more interested in trying the thyme tea they had listed though.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:19 AM
- also popped into dean and deluca and picked up some mariage des freres earl grey (if i cant drink booze might as well splash out on some nice non alcoholic options) some jalapeno cheddar and a rick bayless chilli sauce - currently the only things in the fridge bar some water, not sure i will be doing much cooking....
Posted 22 June 2011 - 03:11 PM
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Posted 12 October 2013 - 01:46 AM
Thanks for this thread, it has been fascinating to see your pictures of the local food. I don't know anything about Kuwaiti food in particular but as a lover of most Indian/Middle Eastern food I bet you I would like it. Please keep posting. What is the most interesting or unexpected food you have come across?
Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:24 AM
Having been to Kuwait I have to say it's the least interesting place I've been, both from a cultural/aesthetic/goings-on perspective as well as a culinary one.
The most unexpected thing I came across was the rampant love of crappy fast food, both western chains and local attempts.