In the States they have a McDollar menu in McDonald’s where everything you order is under $1. They’re now introducing the same concept in Kuwait with their McDinar menu (except 1 KD is ~three times the value of $1). They have a (breakfast) that’s for one dinar as well as a (meal) that’s for one dinar from what I’ve seen so far. This is actually great for students that are on a low budget, if they’re okay with eating from McDonald’s.
I know this post is kinda belated since there’s only 10 days left of Ramadan but I wanted it to put this out there for the people like me who want a quick and beneficial suhoor before going to be rather than stuffing themselves with food and hating themselves the next morning.
One easily fills me up, you just pour some milk and have your cereal. They’re organic, gluten free with no refined sugar or preservatives. I only know of one place that sells them, SaveCo. They offer many flavours including dark chocolate and coconut maple vanilla.
We have Talabat to order food from, Bilbayt for ordering catering service and now [Q8Desserts] for ordering desserts. They have brands like chocolateness, Cold Stone, DeBrand & Scoop a Cone[Full List]. To make it easier to pick from, you can see what desserts fit best by [occasion].
This site comes in handy for when you’d like to order dessert for a gathering or event ahead of time by a week or so. They also give you the option to customize and make your own chocolate box, currently working on launching an app soon. I’m eager to see what will be the next delivery service, I can’t think of any food that’s not available for delivery nowadays.
Website – www.q8desserts.com
A relative recommended we go try Eighty Six, a new burger place that opened close to Little Ruby’s in Kuwait City. What I was more interested in was their doner burger. We arrived and the place was packed with a big line waiting at the cashier. Too bad I later found out they have good cookies, didn’t get to try them.
I’ve heard good things about their burgers so I’ll definitely try it on my next visit. The organic doner burger was okay, it wasn’t great and one isn’t enough to fill you up. So when we were done we passed by Pick Yo so I could order a chocolate filled froyo to fill the gap. They’re more like Elevation but with doners.
Mohammed Jaffar, the owner of Talabat who sold it for 50 million Kuwaiti Dinars to Rocket Internet recently had a 1:30 hour interview with niu. In It he outlines everything he went through from buying the business to maintaining the business, to growing the business and finally selling the business. There’s a lot of useful information in that interview but here are some highlights:
- He only sold 80% of Talabat, the rest he will keep and sell at a much higher price in the future
- Mohammed Jaffar bought Talabat.com for 85,000 KD, before that they only had 6alabat.com
- One of his main strategies in the growth of the business was doing good and giving the needy
- Talabat became so successful that at one point a competitor showed up in his office, told him if he doesn’t sell the business to him he will destroy Talabat with competition and have restaurants turn against him
- Rocket Internet also bought most of Talabat’s competitors in the Arab region and will be renaming them to Talabat to have one major MENA online food delivery service
- After Talabat’s big sale investors in the west have higher interests in Kuwait and MENA region when it comes to investing and Mohammed is expecting other Kuwaiti online based companies to be sold in the near future
To listen to the full entire click [here].
I haven’t been to Sultan Center’s restaurant almost since childhood but was invited to try out their new Egyptian menu that’s available every Thursday starting from 7 pm. I was surprised by the amount of Egyptian food I didn’t even know existed, always thought Om Ali dessert was Kuwaiti, but it was Egyptian after all.
During the Egyptian night they offer grilled corn, tormus, falafel eggs and a lot of Egyptian based appetizers. The buffet is all you can eat and they charge 7.5 KD entrance fee per person. There were so many things to pick from including Koshari, Macroni Bashamal, Monokhiya, Seeman, Kawaraa’. I put them some of them in a gallery below
These photos are just a small portion on what is being offered in the buffet, there’s a big salad and dessert section that also includes popular Egyptian dishes. The food was pretty good overall, I was really stuffed when I was done because the issue is you never know when to stop eating when it’s an open buffet.
I got to try a popular drink they have called Indian Date and it tasted super sweet, would recommend having it after you are finished eating or else you will feel pretty full. If I were to pick a favourite dish it would be the Macaroni one, it was heavy but the taste was worth it.
Sultan Center Restaurant (Jean’s Grill) also currently has a 50% discount on their breakfast which is also a buffet. I might come back during Ramadan to have futoor or suhoor there as I feel the food was also oriented towards things I would normally eat during Ramadan, according to the manager the whole place is fully booked during that month.
To reserve a table call 22264503
Jean’s Grill is located near the Waterfront on Gulf Road
I don’t even like Pizza Hut, I feel their pizza is too bland but it’s hilarious how the pizza above offered in Kuwait and not in the United States right now is making people go crazy. Some from the States ordered the pizza from Kuwait by mistake, someone went as far as saying Kuwait is worth traveling to after he saw Pizza Hut’s Triple Treat Box, many think it’s fake.
Here are some of the ones I liked:
Pizza Hut’s official account is too busy right now replying to everyone telling them it’s only available in Kuwait
@BrandonHoopkins It's real, however at this time it is only available in Kuwait. Please tell us if you want it in your local area. ^AT
— Pizza Hut (@pizzahut) April 11, 2015
For those that are interested in bitter seville orange jam it’s being sold in Kuwait organically and homemade. This jam is normally eaten with biscuit or bread. I haven’t seen them sold in any supermarkets as jams. To get the best of both worlds you should also order some gourmet mango.
To Order Whatsapp # 97794138