Trying Triangles Restaurant’s New Menu

By | August 21, 2016

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A few days back I was invited by Triangle restaurant to try their new and different menu. I like triangle a lot and have seen pictures of their “new” items so needless to say I made sure to go with a good hungry appetite knowing exactly what I wanted to try. Lets say I was not disappointed at all and I’m warning you, dangerous pictures are awaiting you below.

Lucky for me, I arrived on a Saturday during a lull in the lunch service. It was between lunch and dinner and so I had the place to myself and took as many pictures as I’ve liked without bothering other diners. By the time I got to my main course though, the restaurant had filled up and there was a waiting list! So if my colourful pictures make you want to have your next meal over at Triangle, make sure to call before you go to make sure there are available tables. Waiting list I tell you!  Read more »

The Key Hunt for Parker’s Restaurant, Dubai

By | July 29, 2016

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I’ve been bored by, well everything really. Do you ever seem to think that everything in life is the same? Same activities, same faces, same places, same routine, same old and nothing is new happening anymore?

Enter the key hunt for the By Parker’s restaurant!

You see, there is something about having to earn your entry into a new food establishment. I recall once reading something like that in a magazine about a spot in a trendy hipster part of London, that unless you answer the gatekeeper’s riddle you won’t be allowed to climb through the wall into the restaurant or something. I loved the intrigue, the being there but out of reach except for the worthy kind of attitude. Of course its also fun, that’s why I’ve been following the SnapChat of by Parker’s in Dubai forever and deciding that the moment I set foot in Dubai, on the very night I do, I’m not going to rest until I do hunt for the key and actually claim it for myself. Read more »

Dinner at Scaffali Ristorante Pizzeria

By | December 1, 2013

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One famous restaurant in Kuwait is, or rather was, the 99 restaurant in Salhiya well known and loved for its pizza. A while back the doors of 99 Salhiya were bordered up and the sign taken down, another bearing the name Scafalli took its place. We’ve driven by several times before it was open and finally last week they did so we decided to stop by for dinner. Read more »

Trying Kuwait’s First Ramen Burger at Diner Restaurant

By | September 16, 2013

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Last week was the opening diner, a new burger place in Kuwait City and the newest addition to the thriving and already saturated burger scene in town. Why would I go to another burger place? Because they are the first in Kuwait to serve the Ramen Burger, the latest burger craze that took NYC by a storm, replacing the bun with Ramen noodles.

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Dinner At Atari Asian Tapas Restaurant

By | September 8, 2013

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The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “Atari” is the Atari video games we used to play in the very early 80’s, therefore when  a new restaurant with the name Atari opened up a while back the name did catch my attention and made me want to dine there, and I finally had the chance to do so last Thursday.  Read more »

The Butcher’s Den Bloggers Tasting

By | September 7, 2013

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Last week we had the pleasure of being invited to a private tasting event of the new menu at The Butcher’s Den. I’ve been to the Butcher’s Den before and liked it a lot although the service was a bit clunky since they were in their soft opening phase still. Now that they are operating full time I expected the service to be top notch and indeed it was. Read more »

Dinner at Pintxos Restaurant

By | September 1, 2013

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There, at the very end of the Seif strip of restaurant overlooking the Seif Palace, sits a restaurant space that now has the name Pintxos. Many restaurants have come and gone in this particular spot, an Italian one if I recall correctly, then another Japanese one. None of the restaurants that opened in that spot were successful even though the area is popular and the restaurant space is big with lovely outdoors seating. It wasn’t meant to be I suppose. Read more »

Dinner at the Gathering Bistro

By | May 1, 2013

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Back in November, which now feels just like yesterday, I’ve been granted a sneak preview of the Gathering Bistro before it was officially open (post). Fast forward six months later and we finally had the chance to try it out for dinner and we had an excellent time! The weather was windy and cool, the tables filled out quickly, a nice soundtrack playing subtly in the background and at one point Dido’s white flag was -yes, I’m a fan- and most importantly, the food was really good! First we had to try the Cheesy potato bombs, they seemed smaller that what we remember but they were as tasty and excellent as a comfort food dish can be. Read more »

Sneak Preview: The Gathering Bistro

By | November 13, 2012

We were invited the other day to a preview tasting of the newest eatry in K-Town, The Gathering Bistro. Located in Salhiya area right opposite Salhiya mall. Read more »

Review: Pizzetta’s Breakfast Menu

By | September 16, 2012

Good morning! Have you had breakfast yet? If not, you might want to read this post before you do then. Yesterday we were invited to try Pizzetta’s new breakfast menu. Pizzetta being one of Read more »

Things to Do in Dubai: Zaroob Restaurant

By | June 25, 2012

For the past year all I’ve been hearing from people who frequent Dubai was Zaroob and Zaroob. I’ve seen the pictures and I liked what I saw, a middle eastern eatery so funky you can spend hours looking at the different decor details and yet discover something new. Read more »

The Butcher’s Den Steakhouse Review

By | May 27, 2012

Last week on our way to Izakaya in Al-Bida’a area we noticed that the Butcher’s Den was open, so we made a mental note to visit it the next time we were out for dinner. 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 »

Tasting Ayyame’s New Menu Items

By | May 31, 2011

We were invited to try out the items in Ayyame’s new menu and we gladly accepted the invitation 😀

I’ve never been to Ayamee before even though its been open since July 2008! I don’t know why but I never expected much out of it. I always thought it must be another Lebanese restaurant with a boring menu but I was proven very wrong indeed!

The first item we tried was the “Spinach Hummus” which was very green indeed. The texture was smooth and velvety. My taste buds however didn’t do it justice because I was sick with the flu but my Butootee loved it and kept saying how great it was.

Next on the menu was the Beans salad. I am a huge fan of the said salad. In fact I have a post regarding a recipe with the same beans salad lined up for the blog! So imagine my happiness happiness when it was served with yoghurt, herbs, and a hint of sweet sauce. I liked the dish very much.

Next came my favourite appetizers dish: The Halloumi Sticks! Skewers of Halloumi cubes and coloured capsicum pieces marinated in a herbs and breaded then fried to perfection.

The dish is served with a dips of… honey! Oh yes you got that right, honey! Butootee dipped every morsel of the sticks into the honey and enjoyed it thoroughly. I however am not a fan of honey at all so I didn’t enjoy it with honey.

I enjoyed it with the beetroot sauce that is coming next. Try them together and you will see how well they mesh together.

Their bread basket is also something. They bring you a very fresh white pita bread that looks like its made in store plus this green bread we call “Khobiz 3rooq”. Very good indeed.

Next came these little breaded guys with a side dip of beetroot sauce. I didn’t catch what they were before the waiter placed them on the table but after taking a bite drenched in the lip smacking dip I knew they were breaded pickle pieces! Very new and tasted good.

Next came the crispy fries patties. They look exactly like this kebab thing my mother makes for Ramadan called ‘Kabab Moqla’. It was very good and I loved the Kuwaiti touch to the otherwise could have been simple dish.

I skipped the main dish while Butootee ordered the Mourabyan. The KFG team said it was one of Ayyame’s most popular best selling dishes and I can totally see why! I took a couple of spoonfuls of rice and it was good and herby and really yummy.

After attacking the dish with the daqoos Butootee declared it ‘The best Mourabbayn he had eaten outside of a Kuwaiti home.’ He really really loved.

Next came the last of the savoury dishes: The smoked Tabliya! A soft dough spread with a saffron garlic butter paste and topped with Smoked Turkey, Smoked Meat and another smoked meat -sorry not a meat expert-. Butootee loved the one with the most dried meat on the last picture the most.

Then it was Desserts time… we tried two desserts

The Um Ali. Hands down the BEST Um ali I have ever tasted in my life. SO FRAGRANT! Its hurts me to admit that its even better than the one I make and I used to regard mine as the best Um ali.


Butootee had the Maltouta or like they call it ‘Ramadan on a stick’… can you guess what the dip is?

Date pieces rolled in crushed pistachios with a dips of… coffee!  By the time the KFG team joined us to check on us Butootee was literally laughing out loud! He loved it. I tried a piece and I have to say it does taste like ramadan in a bite “dates, coffee, and pistacios.”

What’s amazing is the fact that Ayyame is not a franchise. The concept and the interior design were a synergy of KFG’s in-house design team, London-based Rana Salam Designs, and the architectural firm, Brainstorm. The outcome is a very remarkable restaurant indeed.

Ayyame’s menu is a collaboration of in-house menu engineering with the culinary consultants, Umami. The core of the culinary experience is food served in tapas/mezza style. Every ingredient and recipe has been studied, questioned, and revitalized to create a brand new concept in Middle Eastern cuisine. Plus, every ingredient use is fresh and natural. Nothing artificial.

I am definitely going back again for Ayyame now that I’ve discovered that hidden culinary gem!Thank you Bibi Al-Qatami & Zeinab Al-Najjar for inviting us over and giving us a fabulous time 😀

Ayyame is located in Marina Crescent, first floor, next to Krispy Kreme. To contact Ayyame you can call 25712189 or Facebook Page (link).