Food

Attila Mongolian Grill-Miral Complex

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Last week I was invited to taste the food of the newly opened restaurant in Miral Complex located after Hilton Resort Mangaf.

All the way from the USA, comes to you Attila Mongolian Grill. All about healthy food. They serve Mongolian and Japanese dishes. The concept behind this restaurant is to eat fast food but in a healthy way. Almost like subway sandwiches but this one has noodles and rice.

The Mongolian dishes are cooked in front of you. You pick your tray, then get a bowl of your choice from either beef, chicken, fish or shrimp. Then move on to the other station, get a bowl of fresh vegetables. A bowl of noodles or rice noodles or just rice (their noodles is approved by Dr. Abdulla Almutawa) healthy indeed. Then the last station is to get your cooking sauce, if you don’t know what to choose, there will be someone to help you, but actually everything is clear and easy to pick.

You take your tray to the chef who cooks everything in front of your own eyes. You can ask him to cook your food with either a little bit of oil or with water. When your dish is ready, you’ll hear the bell ringing behind the chef to tell you that your dish is ready. I really loved both our Mongolian dishes, so delicious and yummy especially the rice. The noodles was so light and yummy :)

Now let’s talk about the Japanese dishes. We loved the Edamame salad. It was really great, so delicious and crunchy. The shrimp tempura was okay, just like any tempura. The sushi was really yummy and crunchy. My favourite was Wahabi Maki *yum yum*

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@VapianKuwait New Menu Tasting

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Last week, I went to Vapiano (The Avenues Mall) to try their new menu. I have to say this; I love their food, how it’s cooked/made in front of you, the sauces/dressings they use are really good and not to mention the rosemary plant on your table to use on your dishes directly.

This new menu is all about GOAT cheese, and I’m a goat-cheese-lover. I really love it. Not every restaurant use the best quality. I remember visiting another restaurant and the goat cheese they used was really dull. But the one used in Vapiano is high quality for sure.

We arrived around 5:30 pm and I was starving. I didn’t eat anything all day.

Let’s check their new menu, shall we?

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Inssalati Di Polpo

Verdict: DELICIOUS. LOVED IT. MY FAV. This salad has roasted polpo (mini octopus), tender potatoes, chives, pepper and capers served with lime dressing.

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A closer look

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Pasta Con cipolla Rossa with Linguine

Verdict: I was skeptical from this dish but I said, why not try it? It TURNED out to be really good. The chef tried to warn me saying this dish has dry sauce. I told him fine with me. I wanted to add chicken to it, but he said have alone without any additions and I followed his instructions. He was damn right. It was really good without any additions. The goat cheese made it extra yummy. The amount of goat cheese was a lot, and that what I liked about this dish. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The dish contains red onion marmalade, refined with red grape juice and served with mild goat cheese.

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Pasta Reef N Beef

Verdict: This dish was soooo heavy. The creamy sauce and everything in it screamed HEAVY but also DELICIOUS & YUMMY at the same time. Not suitable for those who are on a diet but if you are having a cheat day, then this is your dish. LOVED IT. Fresh linguine with tender beef fillet, scampi, crunchy carrots and zucchini in a fine lobster sauce.

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Pizza Chèvre E Aglio

Verdict: MY FAVOURITE PIZZA. When you see it, you say “this looks dull”. But in fact it’s not. The taste that it has with its fine ingredients makes it extra specie. Cream of ricotta, caramelised garlic and mild goat cheese. Have you ever tried caramelised garlic before? I haven’t it and that was my first. I literally went to heaven. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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The Choco Gate Restaurant Experience

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I received an invitation from the newly opened Cafe/Restaurant located in The Gate Mall. The invitation came for one person only, which was kinda weird because who would go and eat alone in a restaurant? It would look really weird but the good thing is that I went with PinkGirl ;) and it didn’t look weird for us.

We went their around 1pm and it was still empty. We greeted by the staff and chose our table. The place had so many kinds of seatings; sofas, chairs, bar etc. We got the red sofa which made the pictures look really good.

The food came really late, like after 35 minutes from our arrival and to be frank, this wasn’t expected from our side, because the vent was supposed to be from 1 tip 3pm, so i’d expect everything to be ready by 1:15pm.

Anyways, that was all forgotten when the delicious food started coming and yes, it was really good. I loved most of the dishes that were served except for one dish which was very spicy.

Instagram @TheChocoGate

Now, let’s explore the menu;

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The place

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All Roots Salad

Verdict: Really good, loved the sauce but it was kinda heavy.

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Another look

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The Gate Salad

Verdict: This was my favourite salad. It had balsamic and chocolate combined together in the dressing, and it didn’t taste weird at all. LOVED IT.

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A closer look

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Chips dipped in white and milk chocolate

Verdict: Ordinary

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Chicken Kiev

Verdict: Really good, but heavy. Perfect for sharing. One piece is kinda huge so it would be a good appetiser.

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Buffalo Chicken Wings

Verdict: Too spicy to my taste.

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All Sliders

Verdict: This dish has 3 kinds of sliders: fish, chicken and CAMEL. Yes, camel meat and it was the one I tried because I haven’t tried it before. And it was SO GOOD. I didn’t try the other dishes but the camel was worth it.

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Steak Wrap

Verdict: This dish was really good but heavy because it had eggs inside it. And it gave it a really nice taste.

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Pizza

Verdict: WE LOVED IT. It was very light and gentle on the stomach. LOVED IT.

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They have Arabic Coffee

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4 Kinds Pizza Dessert

Verdict: I didn’t try it but my friend the banana side was so good.

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Dossants

Verdict: They are actually cornets filled with custards but they twisted the name a bit. DELICIOUS.

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Another look :P

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Khaneen Restaurant Experience

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I’ve heard a lot about Khaneen restaurant located in Almubarakiya, used to be called “Tikka o Loomi”. Never tried it before but the pictures of the new restaurant, decoration, and food attracted me.

On a lazy Friday, I asked my father to join me to lunch with Juju and my brother joined us too. It was a very lovely day spent with family. The weather was amazing. And the seating area was beyond than beautiful. Full of flowers, greens and an open space under the sun (not direct).

When we got there, it was around 1pm. It wasn’t crowded at all. So we picked the biggest table, because we wanted to be comfortable eating our food. Juju loved playing around the table. Going up and down the stairs.

The menu came with a very good variety of food. The prices were kind of reasonable and the food looked fabulous.

We ordered some traditional dishes and all tasted really good. Loved them all. It won’t be our last visit, we’re definitely going there again.

Now, let’s check what we’ve ordered.

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Hummus and some vegetables

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Our table :)

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Arayes (brides) lol

Verdict: DELICIOUS

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Kebab with Yogurt sauce

Verdict: This one was my favourite. LOVED IT.

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Chicken Tikka

Verdict: So tender and perfectly cooked. The spices were really good.

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Haleeb O Hail Gers Egaily

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I received the best gets gaily cake ever from Haleeb O Hail. The box was beautifully wrapped with a red flower and the smell was coming out of that box, I couldn’t help myself but stick my nose on the box :P

As I opened it, the smell went out and it was really strong. The smell of cardamom. It makes everything taste delicious.

The cake itself was really moiety and tasty. It melts in your mouth and it stayed as it is for more than a week. All in our tummies.

Yum Yum

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Tasty Shawerma from Mearmisha

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A couple of weeks ago, we received the Dewaniya package from Mearmisha that had a great quantity of Beef and Chicken Shawerma along with dips, fries and pickles.

I don’t like receiving a plain platter. I like it when it comes with dips and other things that complete the whole meal. The variety and quantity of pickles was really good or maybe more than good. The dips were really amazing, especially the green one which was the winner. The whole family loved it.

Now, which one we liked more, beef or chicken. Well, the beef one was the best. We ate them all, and fought on who will get the last piece :P My sister won ;)

Get the Diwaniya package from them if you’re planning a cozy gathering with your friends or family members.

Instagram @Mearmisha

Telephone: 2261 5234 / 9918 9890

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Healthy Shopping from Dean & Deluca

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A couple of weeks ago I received a lovely box from Dean and Deluca with gift card to enjoy at the cafe or in the supermarket. Of course, I chose the supermarket because it brings me joy and happiness. Going through all the products, reading their ingredients and nutrition data. t’s more fun.

All the new healthy products you’ll see them at the front shelves just when you enter. The variety is amazing. I had lots of fun shopping there. Some products are really healthy and some are not THAT healthy. Some of the products’ prices are very reasonable and some are kind of expensive but I guess it depends on their origin and ingredients.

My favourite product is the healthy organic coffee, so light on the stomach.

I bet you’ll find something that suits your life style if you’re into healthy products.

Here are some of the products available at Dean and Deluca.

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@DallahKuwait New Lemon Almond Cake

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I just love every product Dallah invents or creates. They’re just perfect in everything whether its traditional or modern desserts. They always have a new winner. They make us go back in time with their improved versions of traditional desserts like Beith Alqe6a, Ghuraiba, Damlooj and so on. Not to forget their modern desserts like Crown Jewels (My fav), Pumpkin Cake, Smoked Pecan Cake etc. You can never go wrong with their wide selection of desserts. If you have a gathering then Dallah is your perfect choice.

Their newest creation is The Lemon Almond Cake. Moist, spongy, delicious and not so citrus. The lemon taste is there but not actually there if you get what I’m saying. And I have to tell you that it stayed fresh in the fridge for more than 2 weeks. Baby Jana went nuts over it. When she wakes up in the morning she’d ask for it immediately. It’s very light. You’ll never feel full or stuffed even if you had a huge slice.

It’s definitely a winner.

Thank you Dallah and wish you all the best.

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One Week Left from The Academic Winter Break

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They call it spring break but in my dictionary it’s winter break because it’s freaking damn cold.

So only one week left from our academic break and it passed by so fast, as if yesterday was the last day of school. It’s not that I’m upset because we’re all going back to work, in fact I love my job and what comes with it. I have so many advantages which I won’t talk about them but the administration in our school are really good. But the fact that we spend a lot of energy in our job makes us exhausted when we get back home and not in the mood for our children or family.

Well, let’s enjoy the few days left and have breakfast outdoors to enjoy the  beautiful mornings. Last week or the week before (can’t remember) I went to Veranda to enjoy a quick meal with my friend. We ordered the apple pie and cree brûlée. The creme brûlée came in 3 flavours and all were really good, I loved it, not to mention the presentation. It was really nice. Try it if you haven’t tried it yet.

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Hello MADO Kuwait

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A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I went to Torrero restaurant to have lunch their and somehow it turned out to be a very bad experience which I’ll talk about later on. I didn’t want to go back home upset so I suggested we drop MADO a visit, and off we went.

Mashallah the place is always crowded even on weekdays in the afternoon but we managed to have a table inside because it was kinda chilly outdoors. We were welcomed with a lovely smile from the manager and then the waiter took us to our table. Most of the staff speak Arabic, so it won’t be a problem dealing with them, not like in Turkey when you face some people who don’t speak English and you have a difficulty connecting with them.

The decoration was really lovely, as if we are really in Turkey, with all the Turkish staff, Turkish music and not to mention The FOOD. Speaking of food. I was surprised to see that they do offer meals suitable for lunch and dinner. I always went to MADO in Istanbul just for the dessert and never bothered to look further in the menu. So if you’re going there, try their Turkish food either for lunch or dinner, I bet it will taste good.

Now, let’s talk about what we’ve ordered. Husband chose Muhalabiya which came topped with 2 scopes of ice cream and I got the Pistachio Burma *OMG*. The Pistachio Burma was heavenly delicious, I really loved it. Husband loved his Muhalabiya, he said it was amazing. The ice cream is almost like the one they offer in Turkey if not the same.

The service was really good. The staff was very lovely and we got our orders on time. The Turkish Tea was just perfect and the prices were very reasonable. Loved the whole thing.

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Magnolia’s Famous Banana Pudding

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Everybody enjoyed the opening of Magnolia Bakery a couple of years ago (I think) and we all became excited to try their famous confectionary (for those who haven’t tried them before) or just pick up our favourite dish from them.

I myself haven’t tried it before outside Kuwait, I only tried it when it opened. Tried 3 cupcakes, liked 2 and disliked 1. This time I went back for their famous Banana Pudding. And why was I waiting that long?

It’s the most delicious thing ever. So moist, creamy, fluffy and mouth watering. I loved it. Perfect for morning breakfast or just for snacking on it in the afternoon with a good cup of black coffee.

I bought the big pot and took it with me home, it stayed their for a couple of days having the same flavour. Even Juju loved eating it, she kept saying “Mama ice cream” hehe she thought she was eating an ice cream not a pudding.

If you haven’t tried it yet (like me) then I advise you to go ahead and pick your pot :)

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Slim Secrets Snack Bar

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Sometimes when we are at work, we get hungry, very hungry to be precise. And what ruins our healthy lifestyle (if we have one) is the unhealthy snacks we munch on when we are at work. We tend to eat anything in front of us just to shut the hunger in our tummy and we don’t think about the ingredients of what we eat (most of the time).

Last week, I received a plexi box from Slim Secrets filled with snack bars that are low in sugar, low in carb, gluten free and high in protein. What I loved about those snacks is how they are divided. One for breakfast, one for the evening, and others for the afternoon or whenever you want energy.

I tasted the one for breakfast which was perfect for my morning mood because it contained coffee. And I also tried the one with white chocolate and berries and the one with vanilla and almond, both were really amazing and they do make you full easily, so you don’t have to spend your money on lousy snacks or meals when you feel hungry at work.

This is the best solution.

They are available in Saveco or you can order from them directly from their instagram account @slimsecretskw

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