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Why is Shawarma The Most Popular Food at Events & Weddings

In Kuwait, it is very common to see Shawarma being served in weddings, companies events, and gatherings. It is the most critical menu item for any event even if there is big selection of buffet menu. Whenever I go to a wedding, I see people gathering around the Shawarma, which makes me want to congratulate the groom ASAP and go to eat the Shawarma. The most common way to motivate the guys to go to a wedding is reminding them that there will be Shawarma at the wedding.

On the 29th of November 2019 National Union of Kuwaiti Students held an event in Marriott Marquis in San Diego, CA. The NUKS Expo Marina Edition was an outdoor event where they had multiple restaurants, coffee shops, and dessert concepts.

The event was really amazing, and the students were really happy. Concepts such as Afters, Vivace Pizza, and Kanafeh Cafe made the event fun.

 

 

The concept that made a huge buzz was Simsim Mediterranean Grill where they were serving chicken Shawarma. Of course I know Simsim since the day they opened, but others didn’t know it. The buzz comes back to why Shawarma is the most popular food in events and it held true even for our students in the US.

 

The line was so long, the longest I have ever seen at any of Nuks events. Students were waiting in line from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM, so a total of 4 hours. The event was stopped by the hotel for exceeding operational hours, or else the restaurant would have continued serving and the students to stand in line. According Simsim Chef Ibrahim AlSharief, he processed around 1,600 – 1,750 Shawarmas, which is a very big number.

As usual NUKS does a great job managing the events. I look forward to next year, and definitely you will find me next to the Shawarma.

Top 5 Things To Do in San Diego, California

I can’t wait for my next visit to San Diego this year. I miss the weather, shopping malls, driving, and the food. Now I will share my top 5 things to do in San Diego.

1- Simsim Mediterranean Grill : Simsim has been my very favorite place for lunch and dinner from last year, and the chef behind the concept is really talented. My favorite items are the Simsim Shawarma, Fatteh Shawarma, Lemonade, and the Mahalabiya. When you order the Simsim Shawarma, make sure to get some extra garlic sauce on side to dip the sandwich in.

2- Bobboi Gelato : It is located in La Jolla, CA. One of the best Gelatos I have ever had in the US and my favorite flavor was the Meditteraneo. The ratio of pistachios to almonds is perfect and the flavor is really amazing.

3- Fashion Valley : This shopping mall has always been one of the best in Socal. It is nice to walk outside in San Diego’s nice weather. I usually go and grab either Pinkberry or Haagen Daz and walk around. Fashion Valley is the most luxury mall in San Diego and it is the perfect place to go shopping.

4- San Diego Zoo and Sea World : To enjoy time with the family, both San Diego Zoo and Sea World are perfect. The things you see usually excite me and my family. The best thing in San Diego Zoo is the baby panda.

5- El Pescador Fish Market & Restaurant : This is the best sea food restaurant in San Diego. I usually get the grilled shrimp sandwich with avocados. I also get the grilled Halibut sandwich.

 

 

Simsim | The Best and Tastiest Shawarma in San Diego California

I spent my summer vacation in the US in both Irvine and Carmel, California. I was driving around mostly to San Diego and sometimes Los Angeles since there isn’t much to do in Irvine. This year was the most interesting year in the US, and especially for food. I read on reddit that there are 3 restaurants that has Kuwaiti partners somehow and two of them are in Los Angeles, and one in San Diego. I couldn’t manage to go to the ones in Los Angeles, but I will definitely try The Kind Ones in Kuwait. I am used to RHS since it was under our office, but sadly they closed down.

Now lets talk about Simsim Mediterranean Grill, which is located in San Diego, California. This is the best and tastiest shawarma in San Diego and most Kuwaitis are saying the same thing. It is really really tasty, and one of a kind. The menu consist of shawarmas, bowls, and sides. It is a fast casual concept, which means it has a focused and simple menu to prepare the items while walking through the line. It is a concept very similar to Chipotle but serving shawarma instead of burrito. My very favorite items on the menu are the following

Simsim Shawarma : Chicken & Pomegranate

Daring Shawarma : Meat & Tomato Sauce

Feta Shawarma : Half Chicken & Half Meat

My Own Combo Bowl : Half Chicken with Bulgur & Half Meat with Rice and Tomato Sauce all over

Sides : Hummus & Baba Ghanouj

Whenever I go to simsim, I see mostly Kuwaitis and Saudis eating there. The food is really impressive overall, and if I visit again, I am definitely going there to eat more of simsim. I believe that this shawarma place is the best in San Diego, and it will disrupt the restaurant industry in the US because of of taste and design.