Few days ago I was sitting in Souq AlMubarikeya Square where you find lots of outdoor chairs. People enjoy sitting there while their kids play in the middle area. The weather was perfect and I was sitting there wondering what was missing from that experience. I was telling myself that this experience is missing a cup of tea, but I had no clue where to get it from. 10 minutes later, someone walked towards me, and asked me if I wanted tea. I was really surprised and I told him that I need tea with milk. It took a long time to prepare so I assumed that he completely forgot about me. Later on, he came back with my cup of tea with milk. When I tried it, it immediately reminded me of the best tea with milk in the US. In the US, the best tea with milk is sold at Nubia Cafe in Anaheim, California. It tasted exactly the same, but it cost much less than the US. The guy who served me the tea with milk is called Ayman, and his phone number is 98788351. I have no clue where he gets his tea from, but it is definitely the best tea with milk in Kuwait.
For the past few months I have been addicted to chocolate strawberries with caramel from La Fraise. After coming back to Kuwait, I couldn’t find really good chocolate strawberries. I tried from multiple places, but nothing was worth mentioning. Back in the day, my favorite chocolate strawberries were from Godiva in California, but when I moved to Kuwait I couldn’t find what I was looking for. Now La Fraise is exactly what i was looking for, and I am eating the ones with caramel only. My friends liked the ones with Kinder or Flake, but I wasn’t a big fan. The thing with La Fraise is that it isn’t only tasty, but also it is very convenient to eat. The chocolate doesn’t break like most chocolate strawberries, so it is much easier to eat. Next time I will make a special request to remove calyx and cover the entire strawberry with chocolate to make it even easier to eat. I highly recommend trying La Fraise, so try it out and let me know what you think.
I have been a big fan of furniture design pieces for a very long time. Every few months I go to Mena Casa at Creative Design Center and see their new collection. The thing I like the most is that they always keep changing the furniture inside the showroom, which gives them an edge over the competition. The most popular furniture brands can be found at Mena Casa such as Bonaldo, Cattelan, Porada, Natuzzi, Arketipo, Fiam, and Alfdafre.
Currently I am in charge of a project, and yesterday we closed a deal with Mena Casa to furnish the entire project. I always deal with Nour at Mena Casa for all our projects, and he really understands our taste. When we first met Nour, he showed us the furniture pieces in the showroom, and we told him about the ones we liked. Since then he got a full idea of our taste, making it much easier for him to suggest the pieces that we are mostly going to like. For this project, we also worked with Yara to work on the layout and to choose the furniture colors and materials. She did a wonderful job, and she really understood the overall design that we like. The experience with Nour and Yara was amazing, and we finished the entire project in two meetings only. The reason we always shop at Mena Casa is the following
- They have amazing brands
- Professional management
- They have a huge inventory and can have the option for next day delivery for in stock items
- Very fast delivery for custom orders (3-4 Months)
- Very fast response when we ask about order tracking
- Great prices for full projects (House, Tower, Office..etc)
- Their White glove delivery is perfect, they never damaged anything inside our projects.
For this month you can get a discount for orders so it is the perfect opportunity to buy furniture from Mena Casa.
A month ago I was invited to have a look at the new Flare Fitness Women Gym in Jabriya. I was really impressed during the tour, because the owners thought of every single detail. The design, the finishings, and the function of the gym were extremely well done. The gym reminded me of Equinox which is my favorite gym in the US. Flare Fitness made sure that they have everything the women need in one gym, and that’s why they built a 4,800 sq.m gym. When it comes to needs, the first that came to my mind was where will the kids stay at, and they have a wonderful kids room that is designed for kids to spend lots of time. It was fun, colorful, and really cool. They also have Doh donuts store and a Macro Cafe where the clients can eat or drink healthy stuff before or after their workout. Of course I am talking about Macro Cafe, because Doh donuts will be for the cheat meal. The swimming pool was one of the coolest things I have seen, because it is filled natural light from the sky light and the pool is surrounded by glass all the way to the upper floors. Around the glass there is a track where people can run overlooking the swimming pool. The vibe really gives energy, and this is the beauty when someone hire professionals to do the layout, selecting the materials, and properly design the lightning in the project. To take a break, there is a game room where there is multiple game machines and a fooseball. Overall the gym is extremely well done and it can host up to 500 members per hour. You can find the packages & plans on their website.
Below you can find the offerings at the gym
- Swimming Pool
- Lower Body
- Upper Body
- Boot Camp
- Hiit & Core
- Strength Machines
- Cardio Machines
- Personal Training
When I eat chips in front of my daughter, she always come and ask for some. I don’t give her any, because she is almost 1.5 years old and I think it is easy to choke while eating regular chips. Few days ago Hectare’s released the product that we were waiting for which is veggie sticks made from tomato, spinach, and potato. The reason my wife and I agreed to give her Hectare’s chips is because they use the highest quality sunflower oil and it is Non GMO, and Gluten & MSG Free. She loved all three flavors, but her favorite is the cheese. Sometimes she chooses the sweet chili but because it has that kick she stops before finishing the entire bag. I am glad to see a product made in Kuwait with such quality. I started to really care what to feed my daughter, because the stuff I grew up eating had a lot of MSG and other things that I should have avoided.
The reason I also really like Hectare’s is because they are the market leader in terms of innovation. They made other local brands copy them whenever they do something. Hectare’s initiated the concept of creating healthy chips ,Non GMO, and Gluten & MSG Free, and now everyone is copying them. The became the market leader in Kuwait and all other brands became followers. The team behind Hectare’s is quality driven, and they want to shape the future of healthy snacks in the region.
I realized that I can’t go on diet for more than a week. I have to find something that I eat every few days, and my latest thing is Tea Party Sweets Medium Trifle. The picture above is Large Trifle, but I try to avoid it because it gets more messy when I eat it even though it tastes amazing. The reason I really liked this Trifle is because of the quality and size of fruits and the lightness of their custard. The blackberry is really big and tasty, and it tastes even better with their custard. I highly recommend, leaving the Trifle for 3 hours in the fridge before eating it. The biscuit at the bottom of the trifle will hold much better and it will be easier to eat. This is something that I recommend trying as soon as you can.
I have been loyal to KFC since I was a kid, and until today I don’t know any concept that comes close to KFC in terms of taste. The secret recipe of 11 herbs is just perfect. My only issue is the effort I have to put for KFC to taste perfect. Every time I go and wait 20-25 minutes for a new batch, so I eat it hot, fresh, and tender. If there is a long line which is usually during dinner time, I just wait for my turn and it will taste perfect. During dead hours, never get whatever is in their oven, because it will be cold and dry. When I order online, same thing it comes cold and dry. There are good alternatives for KFC such as Naif, and I order their bucket every now and then. The new alternative which I really liked but taste very different is Chicken King. I tried their spicy fried chicken, and I was impressed. The chicken is high quality, it arrived very hot, and the chicken was very tender. Close to my experience when I order a new batch at KFC by myself. The spices taste is completely different, so during my first bite it took me time to process the taste. After the first few bites, I started to like it. Now I am waiting for my next day off to order Chicken King again. I haven’t tried their sandwiches or grilled chicken, so I have no clue what they taste like. I recommend trying the spicy fried chicken at Chicken King. They are available on Talabat and Deliveroo.
Chicken King became my favorite fried chicken restaurant in Kuwait. I am only talking about their fried chicken with bones, not the strips. The strips weren’t that good
I started ordering Wahed Falafel almost everyday since I started managing one of the construction projects at the company. It all happened by mistake where I wanted to feed all the people at the project on daily basis at good prices. The first time I tried it, I saw that everyone from the labor to the managers were really happy. Since that day I started ordering whenever I have a site visit which is almost everyday. I saw that when people are happy they preform much better, and we got higher quality finishing. With time I learned that there is a way to make the falafel sandwich taste even better. I order a side of Tahina, and scoop Tahina on the sandwich after almost each bite. The falafel sandwich becomes even tastier. It became an addiction that everyone started doing the same thing.
One day I felt like to order falafel on Friday, so my wife told me to order Halloum Cheese Saj Sandwich. I tried it, and loved it. The quality of halloum is impressive. In my opinion halloum taste isn’t as consistent as the falafel, because of how long it has been grilled. I would say it is 90-95% consistent, but few times it didn’t taste as usual.
For a year I have been considering Wahed Falafel the best in Kuwait. The restaurant is super clean, the quality is very high, and their service is outstanding. I am a very loyal customer because of how they maintain such quality.
You can find Wahed Falafel on Talabat
Well this is something completely new to me as I am a person who doesn’t enjoy the process of portrait photography at all. The usual process is where I go to a photography studio and take few pictures ASAP. Choose the one I like and leave as soon as I can. Usually I feel like I am freezing up and I can’t be myself during the photo shoot. The smile is forced, and the pose is forced as well. Usually my pictures doesn’t seem to be natural at all. At Munai Studio my idea of photography has been completely changed. The founder of Munai Studio is Munai AlTaqi and she created a total new experience in the industry. The process start by her introducing herself, and a brief about her education, job, and passion. She ask the same to the customer, and she really care about knowing the name of the customer. During the conversation, she calls the customer by his/her name to break the ice. She was very friendly and humble, and she talks to you as if she knows you for a long time. It will be as if you are talking to a family member or a close friend. Before she starts the shoot, she will ask you to connect to the bluetooth speaker and playing your favorite song. Choosing your favorite song will reflect your real personality during the photoshoot. She will be talking to you about random things and while you answer, she will be taking photos. The results were outstanding and natural, and I was really happy with the result. Even though my relatives have a photography studios, I would still go to Munai Studio over them. She created an unforgettable experience with an outstanding results.
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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.