Category Archives: Food

Chef Zeyad Hamadah & Sara Cake Lasagna

Few weeks ago I got three samples of Sara Cake Lasagna. The samples were beef, chicken, and vegetables lasagnas. I got really excited when I saw that Chef Zeyad Hamadah was the one who created all three lasagnas. I have heard of Chef Zeyad Hamadah from friends of mine and that he is one of the best chefs in Kuwait. The first lasagna I tried was the beef lasagna, and when i first opened it. I had to decide between using the oven or microwave. Since I had the choice of using any of the options, I decided to use the oven since I had enough time to spare. Sadly I left it in the oven more than what it suppose to and the Lasagna became a bit dry, but still I ate it. It was OK, and I think it had more cheese than what I personally prefer.

The second day I decided to eat the vegetable lasagna and this time I used the microwave. I honestly never expected that I would enjoy a vegetable lasagna that much. I just regret using the microwave because when the cheese on top becomes golden color, the cheese tastes much better. I personally rank the vegetable lasagna as the best one among the three and right now it is my favorite frozen lasagna in the market

The third day I ate the chicken lasagna. The cheese was perfect for me because I used the oven this time. The chicken lasagna in my opinion was better than the beef lasagna. My judgement could be clouded with the beef lasagna because I left it in the oven more than what it suppose to so i think I should give it another shot and update the article.

Sara Cake has been innovative the past few years and the collaboration with Kuwaiti Chefs is a really genius idea. I support such initiatives especially when I see local companies are supports local talents.

Entrecote Baguette Sandwich in Kuwait

The last few days, a lot of my friends are talking about two places. The first place is a burger restaurant called Thinnies which became really popular in Kuwait. I was really surprised to see a burger concept becoming that popular during these times where there are so many burger joints in the market. When I check Talabat or Deliveroo, I get lost from the amount of burger joints, so they should have something special to be that trendy in Kuwait. The second place is a place we all know, but never thought they will ever sell a sandwich. Le Relais de l’Entrecôte, which is the steak concept located at Salhiya and Murooj and now they are selling baguette sandwiches with the steak, fries, and their popular green sauce. A lot fo my friends told me to try it ASAP before they remove it from the menu, so I went to Salhiya right after they opened. They open at 7 PM, and I was there exactly at 7:05 PM. I couldn’t believe that there were so many cars ahead of me. It was really creative to turn a dine in steak restaurant to a to go sandwich place. I ordered a baguette sandwich with extra sauce on the side. The sandwich was good, but I felt the ratio was a bit off where it had slightly more bread that what it suppose to. The other thing was I wished I ordered the sauce on the side, so I add the sauce before I eat, because part of the bread became soggy by the time I arrived home. I highly recommend getting extra sauce because it made it much better. It was worth trying, but it isn’t something that I will be addicted to.

The Best Shawarma in Kuwait

I have been trying lots of shawarma places the past few weeks to find the best shawarma in Kuwait. It all started when I heard about Shawarma Shaker, but never got the chance to try it. Few weeks ago I decided to give it a shot, so I tried Shawarma Shaker and it was good. Then I started one place after the other and this is what I tried so far.

Shawarma Shaker

One Cut 

Laham Gram

Shawarma Mishref

Arabi

Bo Masoud Shawarma

Usta Shawarma

Honestly the winner for Meat Shawarma is very clear. Laham Gram is the Best Meat Shawarma in Kuwait and I consider it a WOW. Everyone who tried it said it is a WOW shawarma and the impressive part is that even my family and friends who never eat meat shawarma, loved it. The advantage of Laham Gram is that they offer delivery, even it cost a minimum of 10 KD for delivery it is so worth it.

When it comes to Chicken Shawarma, I didn’t find one that really stands out. The best ones were Shawarma Mishref and Arabi. I won’t consider them a WOW, but they very good shawarmas.

The trend of such shawarmas was started by Shaker Shawarma, the team behind it were very creative and a lot of people I know consider Shaker Shawarma the best so far. This list will be updated all the time, so it will keep changing once I find new shawarma places.

 

Laderach | My Favorite Chocolate These Days

I can’t believe I got so addicted to Laderach chocolate the past few weeks. I remember eating Laderach more than 10 years ago, but then I completely forgot about them. When I saw their sponsored ad on Instagram, I remembered the taste of their cornflakes chocolate, which I liked when I first tried it. I ordered half a kilo of Cornflakes at first, and I finished the entire thing in few days. Then I ordered another round of Cornflakes & Raspberry-Blackberry and since that day I can’t stop. I keep ordering whenever I finish what I have, but it is reaching a dangerous stage. I am gaining weight and over spending big time.

KFC | Why Did The Best Chicken Nuggets in Kuwait Disappear

What happened to the best chicken nuggets in Kuwait. KFC chicken nuggets was my very favorite for a very long time. Sadly more than a year ago, it suddenly got discontinued and their only option right now is their popcorn chicken. Don’t get me wrong, I like KFC popcorn chicken, but it doesn’t substitute KFC chicken nuggets. McDonald’s chicken nuggets does compete with KFC, but I still prefer KFC chicken nuggets much more. I really hope they offer it again one day, because I really miss it. I don’t know other places which offers good chicken nuggets besides KFC and McDonald’s.

Poppylicious Bakery | The Best Cake in Kuwait for 2020

I finally found my favorite cake this year. The cake is a Poppy Seed cake from Poppylicious Bakery, and I can’t describe how delicious the cake is. Poppy Seed cake doesn’t sound very delicious, but once you have the first bite, you will be addicted. Poppylicious Bakery really perfected the cake where it is so soft and light. The first time I saw the cake, I said I will only have one small slice. I had the first slice, then asked for a bigger one. I finished the bigger slice then I asked for another one. I really couldn’t stop eating one after the other until it was mental struggle for me to stop. Because the cake is so light, it is easy to eat many slices. I choose the one with iced sugar as a topping, and the one with white chocolate isn’t really my taste. I highly recommend trying the Poppy Seed cake from Poppylicious Bakery, and trust me it is perfect for family and friends gatherings.

You can order from Poppylicious Bakery through direct messaging them on their instagram page

Most Restaurants in Kuwait Are Selling Cook Your Own Meal Boxes

I can’t believe how much things have changed after the spread of corona virus in Kuwait. I never thought that one day I will be able to order from Slider Station and Starbucks for delivery. The corona virus changed the industry so fast and it is challenging for lots of businesses, but this is when you see new ideas in the industry. I like the fact that people in Kuwait were very quick to come up with ideas that increases their sales. Now you see cook your own meal boxes or BBQ boxes across most restaurants in Kuwait. In the past, it was mostly burgers, hotdogs, kebabs, tawook, and tikka. Now it ranges from shawarma to steak. Let me share some of the concepts that I never thought will ever sell cook your own meal boxes even if it falls into the category of burgers and kebabs.

1- Le Relais de l’Entrecôte (Steak)

 

2- Pita Bar (Shawarma) | Photo by theculinaryquest

 

3- Yelo Pizza | Photo by alnahham_1

 

4- Slider Station (Burger)

 

5- Villa Fayrouz (Kebab & Tikka)

6- Rock House Sliders

7- China Garden (Noodles)

8- Abby Shawaya (Roasting Chicken)

9- Leila Min Lebnen (Kebab & Tikka)

10- Vigonovo (Pasta)

11- Table Otto (Pizza)

It is extremely innovative for steak, shawarma, and pizza. This is an industry changer. I am waiting for KFC to make fry your own chicken, I am getting hungry already !

Sad News The Kind Ones Closed Their Store in Los Angeles, CA

Few days ago I heard very sad news that the Kuwaiti concept The Kind Ones closed their Los Angeles branch. The founders are very brave to open in California in the first place, and I respect them for that. The Kind Ones is successful in Kuwait, so I hope the founders the best of luck.

Muharraq Skewers | The Best Mix Grill Restaurant in Kuwait

I have been going to Muharraq Skewers for the past few months. Honestly, it is the best mix grill restaurant in Kuwait. The food is always fresh and the meat is always juicy and tender. The restaurant is located in Salmiya and it is a very small restaurant and always full. The only time I go and find a table instantly is when they first open but from 7:30 or 8:00 PM, it takes around 1 hour to get a table. I use an app called Requeue to be in line so I don’t have to wait outside the store. Let me share what I usually order from Muharraq Skewers

1- Bahrini Tikka (Marinated with Loomi)

2- Hearts

3- Arayes

4- Kebab

5- Hummus

Just order the mentioned items and for sure you will be more than happy.

Why Do We Still Order From Carriage Over Deliveroo

The battle between Carriage and Deliveroo has been going on for sometime. I personally use Talabat, Carriage, and Deliveroo. My favorite one is Deliveroo because of the superior customer service. Even though Deliveroo is my favorite app, I can’t use it that much. The main reason of why I use Carriage more than Deliveroo is the option to write notes for each item I order. At the Duwaneyah, I usually order food for 10+ people, and each person customize his order differently. For example we order from Fat Burger, I will get a request saying I don’t want onions in my burger. The other want extra mayo and so on. The problem is that I can’t add any notes to the items I order on Deliveroo. When I use Carriage I have the luxury to write down a note for each item, and that’s why I still use Carriage more than Deliveroo. This case applies to all my friends at the Duwaneyah and all of us are forced to use Carriage instead.

I hope Deliveroo update their app to include such feature. If they do, they will be much more competitive.