I was passing by the supermarket and noticed Kitco has completely rebranded their product to look like how it was back in the 70’s. The age of “الطيبين”, which is something people commonly say when something is old and loved. In Kuwait when you find something that the older generation had during their childhood you would say ‘راحو الطيبين’ (ra’haw el-taybeen).
Ridley’s Burger is not a franchise although it sounds like one, it was founded by the same owner of Triangle Restaurant. I went with friends the other day and liked the burger a lot, so I went back a few weeks later and bought my camera to take photos of the food.
What I love about the place is they only have a simple 1 page menu with 3 burgers. It’s like going to a steak place where you just pick how well-cooked you want your steak to be. They do have one chicken burger if you’re not a meat person. The salad above is the Regent Salad, comes with rocket leaves, feta cheese and pine nuts with a ribbon of pumpkin.
Both times visiting the place I had their signature Ridley’s Burger, because I liked it a lot the first time I didn’t want to risk trying something else the second time around. It’s a simple combination of the patty with lettuce, onions, homemade ketchup and a huge pickle in soft toasted potato.
They also have a unique combination of fries including Homemade Fries (shown above) and Pumpkin Fries. My recommendations are their Home Fries and Onion Rings that comes with a ranch sauce that has a unique mix where the sauce kind of tastes like yoghurt.
To finish it off we went with ‘The Gamble‘, that is literally is what the dessert is called. It’s a chocolate fudge topped with Nutella hazelnut spread and vanilla ice-cream. It was an okay dessert, definitely not for one person. Ridley’s Burger is located at Salhiya Mall on M2 floor.
I’ve had the LG G3 for a good 2 weeks now, got the phone from X-Cite and was excited to see if my assumptions turned out to be true. Well, some were and some weren’t. I won’t focus on the specs as much as the details and how it compares to other devices. LG have added many great features, but also removed some.
There are some significant additions to the LG, the processor has improved, there’s a golden version of the phone, they’ve added laser auto-focus technology which I’ll go through in detail later. They’ve added wireless charging, something I really missed and finally added a much-needed Micro SD card slot.
I want to start off by saying the screen simply put is, stunning. The clarity you get with a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display with 538 pixel density which was unheard off just a year ago is just glorious. The moment you pick up the phone, go to the gallery and watch the 2nd sample video, it’s my favourite.
We love exaggerating things in Kuwait, I’m not sure if it’s the tallest S.U.V in Kuwait or the world. If you thought this S.U.V just stands there and can’t possibly move, think again, here’s a video of the same vehicle driving in Kuwait. I’m guessing he has a ladder inside the vehicle at all times.
Update: A reader pointed out this photo was actually taken in Saudi
I was browsing Ace Hardware the other day and found these DryNow packs that should come in handy if your phone sinks into water. It’s not cheap, KD 5.450 but definitely worth it if it’s going to save your phone, it’s also reusable which is a big bonus. If you’re thinking of just dipping your phone in rice as a solution, well that doesn’t always work.
I had to finish some work that involved getting an approval from a government sector, I’m not even going to mention what a huge and confusing headache it is just to get a simple task done and how many government sectors I had to pass by, that’s not including the ones that redirected me somewhere else.
What ticked me off the most was when I was almost done and had to pay KD 50, they told me I have to pay it in the old currency so the machine would accept it. The new currency was released 3 months ago, why wasn’t the machine updated at the same time? Why do I have to go through such a hard time because of someone else’s negligence?
I didn’t have any money from the old currency and here’s what I had to do:
- Passed by a close by kitchen store: They had KD 0 of the old currency
- Passed by a close by electronics store: They had KD 0 of the old currency
- Passed by NBK: Even though they were understanding of my situation, they told me they can’t give me the old currency
- Passed by Landmark/Centerpoint: They had KD 10 of the old currency so we exchanged
- Passed by a Baqala: He had two KD 5‘s fortunately, so we exchanged
- Passed by a private supermarket: They had exactly KD 30 of the old currency, we exchanged
All of this just to get through the simple task of inserting money into a machine and getting a receipt. If you want to update a currency of an entire country then for the love of God make sure all government sectors are ready to accept the new currency either before or during the launch, not have people suffer 3 months later.
I was invited back to Oliversan to try their new main courses (you can see the initial review here). What I like about Oliversan is you can order popular dishes from Maki like Essa Maki or from Zee Burger since they are all owned by the same person. Three guys could all be ordering from 3 restaurants all at once.
We tried what I call their mountain crispy salad, this is what it looks like when served, then a waiter crunches it up for you so that all the crispy bits are mixed with the salad. It’s a bit too much for one person so I do recommend it gets shared, the only other mountain salad I can think of is the one at Slider Station.
Their first new dish I tried was the Kung Pao Smoked Salmon, it’s pretty clear they work hard on the presentation. The salmon was cooked the way I prefer it and it’s something I wouldn’t mind ordering again later. Comes with ginger, bok choy, spring onions, peas, carrots, and garlic, drizzled with spicy sauce.
My friend tried their Braised Smoked Short Ribs, which was the second new dish on the menu. I’m not a beef lover much so I told him to try it and share his thoughts. It was pretty good, definitely something worth trying if you like ribs. They come with a special sauce and oolong tea leaves.
We couldn’t not have a burger so fortunately they had mini-burgers. We just had the Classic Cheese Burgers and they tasted good, there are a lot of mini-burgers on their menu but I’m not sure if there are standard-sized ones. For those interested you can read my Zee Burger review here and here.
I had space for dessert but the person with me didn’t. Although he suddenly had a lot of space and appetite when the dessert was set on the table. If anything, this is the number one item I recommend ordering from the menu, it was delicous. The mix of vanilla ice cream with soft biscuit was just right.
A group of Bulgarians in Kuwait secretly installed a small scanning machine on an ATM machine in Salmiya. It would scan and send the credit card information (including the PIN code) of the person using the ATM then send it to Dominican Republic, from there they would forge cards and withdraw money.
Unfortunately most of the people who reported money withdrawn out of their card without their consent were expatriates that make little money like construction workers and cleaners. I highly suggest you cover the screen with your hand when you enter your PIN when using any ATM machine.[Source]