After it mysteriously disappeared from supermarkets for years one of my favourite snacks is back in the market. Spotted this at Qurtoba Co-op, I bought a full box in case they ran out quickly. I prefer this Twix much more than the original ones. I just hope it’s not a one time promotion and disappears again.
Here are the top three burger places I like going to when I crave a burger.
1. Burger Boutique
The photo above was taken from their instagram, I love going their and ordering a Manhattan burger, which is my favorite. If I was really hungry I would add a commando fries to my order, which is kind of a meal by itself due to how heavy it is. The Manhattan burger is also available at OFK (Open Flame Kitchen) 360 Mall since the restaurants are owned by the same person.
2. Classic Burger
What I love about this place is how they focus on the little things, each burger is served with a coleslaw or green salad and french fries. The burgers they serve are above average in size and will definitely fill you up. Most of the time I go for the Classic Burger, they’re a great place for on-the-go burgers that taste good.
3. Nomad Kitchen
I go crazy when I find out a place serves burgers with crispy nachos, unfortunately Nomad Kitchen is a food truck so they’re not located somewhere specific, you can follow their instagram to keep up with where they are. The burger I tried is called The 1973 Burger and was one of the best I’ve ever had.
I’m pretty disappointed, when I heard about this I thought there was a booth set where you tell them what name you want and they will sell you a Nutella jar with whatever name you want. I wanted to have one with Kuwaitiful on it as a souvenir. So I went to Mishref Co-Op where they were doing this promotion.
There was no booth, just your regular Nutella jars with stickers you put on them. My name, which is a very popular name in Kuwait (AbdulAziz) wasn’t part of the name list they had, nor was any name that started with ‘Abdul’. The name selection was so small many of my friends names weren’t on the name list either.
For those interested in ‘Nutella My Name’ and are hoping to find their name the promotion will be available at Ministry of Defense Co-op & Carrefour The Avenues from 22nd to 24th January.
I haven’t tried KFC in years but out of curiosity if I was super hungry one day I wouldn’t mind trying this Zinger Double Down (
I think only available in China South Korea). It’s basically a meat burger wrapped by two chicken slices instead of bread. I also want to try the burger wrapped in two donuts.
You can hardly tell it’s a KDD brand, my friend had to point that out to me. It’s their supposedly luxury ice cream brand using real milk to make ice cream (as opposed to powdered milk). I don’t like the branding all that much, doesn’t signify luxury but I am looking forward to trying some. They only had large sizes at Geant so I didn’t buy one.
What does Dolce Vita even mean? Well according to Google Translate it’s Sweet Life in Italian.
Every now and then I pass by Baskin Robbins to get a fine milk shake with scoops I pick, I’ve been doing it since college days. I passed by recently and found they were now serving caffeinated ice cream which I thought was a nice idea to add to my milkshake so I did. It turned out pretty well, you can’t taste the coffee, just an ice cream that will keep you awake.
I posted this photo on my BBM where I broadcast new blog posts (add the PIN 7EF24ACC ) and I got so many asking me where I got the shawerma from. When I’m in Dajeej area I sometimes pass by Sultan Center branch there since they have good shawerma.
This time around the shawerma guy asked me if I wanted to try the Iranian bread shawerma and I said sure. They have a custom Iranian bread made to make a shawerma with and it tasted pretty good. I’m not sure if other Sultan Center branches offer this but Sultan Center Salmiya might.
After reviewing a dozen of restaurant throughout the years I think I’ve nailed the secrets of success. Don’t take this post too seriously, as it comes with a grain of salt and a dip of sarcasm. I’ve been meaning to write this post for a very long time but kind of didn’t have the time until now.
1. The Nutella, The Nutella, The Nutella
If you don’t have a dessert with Nutella or at least a huge bar of Nutella on stand then you’re missing out on a big portion of customers. Some guys think of a place to eat in based on the fact that they’ll have a Nutella-full dessert after it. The more Nutella’s you show off, the more people are inclined to eat at your place.
2. A Ceasar Salad is a Must
It doesn’t matter what type of dine-in you are be it Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Arabian or an infusion. Having a Ceasar Salad is a must in Kuwait and I’m not even sure why it’s so craved. I’ve reviewed an Iranian restaurant that had a Ceasar Salad on their menu, just comes to show how they were complying with popular-demand.
3. You Gotta have That ‘Secret Sauce’
The moment you mention your salad or burger has a ‘secret sauce’ or ‘special sauce’, (especially if it’s an homemade secret sauce) then suddenly everyone wants to try it. Just make sure your secret sauce has some ranch or 1000 island sauce in it so people don’t get disappointed. The more secret sauces on the menu the merrier.
There’s no time to waste, go grab all the Nutella jars in the supermarket and have someone work part time sitting at the entrance of your restaurant munching on Nutella all day.