The Making of Ramadan’s Samboosa

By | June 25, 2013

sbmk-003It’s time again to bring out the samboosa dough, for my Ramadan iftar table is never complete without a plate of hot bubbling baked samboosa (samoosa) in the very centre! With fourteen days to go until the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan where muslims fast all day long and break their fast at sunset. A favourite Ramadan preparation activity of mine is wrapping the Samboosa’s myself at home using my own filling mixes. Read more »

Breakfast at Fauchon Cafe in the Avenues

By | June 12, 2013

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The count down to the holy month of Ramadan has started and I cannot wait for that special time of year to be here, but I know for sure that the one thing I will miss most is having breakfast in the morning. Hence, I’m trying to have a lavish breakfast whenever the occasion rises. One lavish, extremely delicious breakfast I’ve had recently was in the newest branch of Fauchon Cafe located in the Avenues. Read more »

A Tour in the Newly Reopened Dean & Deluca – Part 2

By | October 1, 2012

In part two of the newly re-opened Dean & Deluca store in the avenues, we start off with a very important feature of the store: The Cheese Section. Many types of cheese from different regions and with different flavors and textures are available for cheese lovers alongside crackers and spreads. Ideal for making a perfect grilled cheese sandwich! Read more »

Brunch from Socrates Bakery

By | October 1, 2012

On Saturday I woke up pretty late and while trying to decided what to have for breakfast I remembered a conversation we had with friends over dinner on Thursday night discussing Socrates Bakery. I’ve wanted to try it for so long having heard many good things about it so I picked up the phone and Read more »

What’s for Futoor? Mini Pizzas!

By | July 29, 2012

Yesterday morning I woke up with the strangest craving for home made mini pizzas! I don’t know where that came from but I remember my excitement in my childhood if we were baking pizzas at home, how I would try and snatch the freshly grated  Read more »

Shino Qrayshkom ElYoom?

By | July 19, 2012

There is a 50/50 chance that tomorrow is the first day of the Holy Month of Ramadan, mbarak 3leko elshahar o 3asakom min 3owadah. Therefore, people around Kuwait are all having their qraish -Qraish is the last breakfast/brunch muslims have before fasting for Ramadan-. We had our graish at work yesterday but today I had a mini graish of my own. Nothing fancy, some KDD milk and a mini pizza from the cafeteria washed down with a medium Turkish coffee.

What I really wanted for Qraish though was some Zaatar w Zeit’s white cheese fried samboosa with some sweet mint tea. The comibinatoin, especially if the samboosa is bubbling hot, is mind blowing. I could have 20 of these and never get enough, they are simply divine <3 Sadly I’d rather have it for breakfast at home instead of inside my cubicle.

Maybe I’ll have it tonight for su7oor, or tomorrow for breakfast if its not Ramadan. What about you? What was your Qraish?

My Birthday’s Kunafa!

By | July 17, 2012

Traditionally speaking people expect cakes on their birthday. Why? I’m not sure exactly. But what I received a while ago was a very special birthday treat that got me really surprised! It was this covered round tray from Read more »

Do you Know Chips Oman?

By | July 15, 2012

One of my GCC blogger friends once told me about a “Batates Oman” sandwich they adore. Apparently you fill two pieces of toast with the chips, drizzle hot sauce and Kraft spreadable cheese, and eat them and the combination is so good.

The thing is, I’ve never seen the Chips Oman before in my life and never knew anyone in Kuwait who had that combo. To my surprise I was in Shuwaikh a while ago in the Sweets shops selling oldies food when I saw bags and tins of Chips Oman ! I asked in Instagram and people apparently are looking for it and use it in dishes as well!

Am I the only one in the GCC who never heard about it before? So how is it exactly different than, say, KITCO’s? How exactly do you eat it?

Ramadan Preparations: The Samboosa Making

By | July 3, 2012

I’m a person who cannot resist samboosa. Given that I can polish off a platter of samboosa without looking twice, I limit myself to having it during Futoor in Ramadan and having it only baked instead of fried. Therefore, I have this Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Benito’s Hat’s Burritos

By | March 13, 2012

Given that we have a Mexican cuisine deprivation in Kuwait I try and load up on Mexican food whenever I am abroad. Surprisingly London doesn’t -or didn’t- have that much of a Mexican Cuisine scene. Unlike the Read more »

Breakfast in Ayyame

By | March 5, 2012

One of my favorite breakfast places in Kuwait is currently Ayyame in The Village of Abu Al-Hasaniya. The place is quiet and the outside seating is very nice on a warm day with a breeze so a Read more »

LoFat Diet – Day 7

By | January 17, 2011

Day 7 is here!!!! I am halfway down my diet! Only 7 more days to go! Yippeeeeee!!!

Not that i am bored or anything… but at the end of the 2 weeks i should have explored all my Read more »

Bloggerettes Night & Fourme's Noon

By | December 31, 2010

Where was i yesterday? Busy & Not posting?!

A dinner gathering was held in honour of FourMe’s recovery from Cancer 😀 The dinner was hosted in her bestie Shoso‘s place and bloggerette Walladah brought over a Noon she had vowed to throw on FourMe when she goes into remission and she was true to her word 😀

A lovely & very yummy spread of food was available… much Read more »

HIGHLY & URGENTLY RECOMMENDED: Zaatar W Zeit's Cheese Samboosa!

By | November 10, 2010

You know when you taste something so good, so heavenly, you think how ever on earth did i live without this good bite of heaven?!

My friends at work got us some lunch from Zaatar W Zeit… there was a box of cheese samboosa… i never was inclined to taste their samboosa… i mean who would eat a samboosa from a fatayer place no? Urged by my friends to try one… i took a bite of the little hot pie… and i was instantly in love…

It’s so soft… so salty yet tang and herby… it’s just the right bite of chewy and crunchy… it is AMAZING… no no.. not amazing… OUT OF THIS WORLD! I almost ate the whole box all alone!!! If you get it very hot, and get a cup of steaming hot tea with mint and sugar… and combine the two: a bite from the samboosa followed by a sip of tea… i assure you that you will want to eat nothing but that combination for the next year.

How on earth did i not know about this culinary delight is beyond me! Why didn’t any one tell me about it before?! Haa?  MUST TRY people… i mean it… i am already salivating imagining the taste the thinking of ordering more for Dinner tonight *brrrrrrrrrr*

Restaurant Review: Wahaca Mexican Market Eating!

By | June 6, 2010

Do you love Mexican Food? Then you will love absolutely LOVE Wahaca!

One of the sad things about the Q8y culinary scene is the lack of a good wholesome Mexcian restaurant. If you are a fan of Mexican food, I highly recommend you try this restaurant the nex Read more »

Pictures of our Winter Friday Lunch…

By | January 9, 2009

We had Raclette for lunch today 😀

When we were in Switzerland this winter, we brought back the makings for this yummy warm wintery lunch…

1- Sliced Raclette Cheese and 2- Raclette Oven

What is a Raclette?

It is a kind of swiss cheese, its is the 2nd famous dish after Swiss Fondue. It is usually served with some boiled baby potatoe, little pickled onions and pickled gherkins. I always order a bread basket and a green salad on the side with it. Some variations include having mushrooms or pickled baby corn, some have sausages they girll on the top of the oven while the cheese is being melted…

It is a very good fullfilling meal, and while you eat it you imagine ur self in Europe, you momentarely forget ur in Kuwait and you know it has been worth every kd paid for the extra weight in the airport …

So let me show you what did we eat today 😀

The lunch table...

The lunch table...

 The ingredients

The Cheese

The Cheese

The Raclette Oven

The Raclette Oven

Green Salad without Dressing

Green Salad without Dressing

A Basket of Boiled Baby Potatoes... Yum

A Basket of Boiled Baby Potatoes... Yum

Salt, Pepper, Nutmeg, & Paprika

The Condiments: Salt, Pepper, Nutmeg, & Paprika

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My last bottle of Diet Coke with Citrus Zest from the UK :~(

Some Bread Slices... a decent leof of bread from La Baugette would do

Some Bread Slices... a decent loaf of bread from La Baugette would do

First, you put a slice of cheese on this little pot

First, you put a slice of cheese on this little pot

Second, you plunge the pan inside the Raclette oven and wait a bit

Second, you plunge the pan inside the Raclette oven and wait a bit

Check if the cheese is melting...

Check if the cheese is melting... Once its thoroughly melted, take it out of the oven and let the fun begin :DOne way to eat? Pour onto your baby potatoes... then sprinkle with nutmeg or salt or pepper or paprika

Yummy ... spread the cheese a bit before sprinkling what u want

Yummy ... spread the cheese a bit before sprinkling what u want

Another way to eat is to slide the cheese on top of your bread, like Heidi's grandad does

Another way to eat is to slide the cheese on top of your bread, like Heidi's grandad does

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Then top with fresh greens to make an open face sandwich :D

Or arrange the veggies first on the bread, then seal the sandwich by pouring the cheese on top

Or arrange the veggies first on the bread, then seal the sandwich by pouring the cheese on top

Very Tasty!

Very Tasty!

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The smallest tiniest cutest baby potatoe i have ever seen! I almost didn't eat it 😀