Food

Khameer Experience for Breakfast

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I’ve been looking at this instagram account for a couple of months now and I’ve always wanted to order from them ever since. The food looked so delicious and the presentation of the breakfast tray looked so elegant and chic.

I’m talking about @Khameer_ account who makes delicious delicious Tabdoon bread. The reason I didn’t order from them before is because the tray looked os big for few persons.

Last week, we had an occasion at school. A beloved teacher was returning back to school after 2 months break for giving birth to a lovely baby boy. So we teachers decided to give her a welcome back breakfast and I suggested we order from @Khameer_.

We ordered the large breakfast tray that comes with plain tabdoon bread and some spreads and fillings. And we also ordered 1 dozen from the tabdoon bread with fillings. We ordered 6 pieces goat cheese tabdoon and 6 pieces fig cheese tabdoon.

Everything was more than perfect. We loved everything about it and it was more than enough. In fact, we kept eating from it for 2 days. It was so delicious, fresh and yummy. But I gotta say that the tabdoon bread was kinda heavy. Oh who cares. It was delicious.

Order the breakfast tray and you won’t regret it :)

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Welldone by Midpoint Experience-Istanbul

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Just before going to the airport, I wanted to visit one place that I had on my list in this short trip. I’ve heard and seen a lot about Zorlu Centre-Istanbul. So we decided to end my last day in Istanbul there (I was returning back alone). We arrived there around 4pm and we were very hungry because we didn’t have a decent breakfast due to furnishing and other house chores.

We saw the first restaurant in front of us and we went inside without even checking the name :D yes, we were THAT hungry.

The decoration of the place looked beyond chick and elegant, modern and beautiful, colourful and full of life. We wanted to sit outdoors because the weather was really beautiful that day but it was full so we sat inside and we started exploring the menu. They had, Italian, American, Turkish and other cuisines. The variety of dishes was really good. We had from each cuisine a dish :)

We chose Iskender Kabab served on eggplants, Welldone Steak, Caramelised Onion Pizza and the appetiser was fried Goat Cheese served on a bed of apples with raspberry/strawberry balsamic sauce. The fried goat cheese combination with apples, balsamic and raspberry sauce was beyond amazing *Sigh* A killer and we finished it in seconds. The Iskender Kabab was the winner after the goat cheese. So tender, moist and DELICIOUS, not to mention the dressing and the eggplant sauce. The pizza was really good and light, the steak was also so good and yummy. We loved everything about the whole place and I’d visit it again to try other dishes from their menu.

It is located in Zorlu Centre.

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Fried Goat Cheese

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A closer look :D

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The Steak

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Caramelised Onion Pizza

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Iskender Kabab

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Hanedan Balik Experience-Istanbul

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It was seafood kind of a day, so we asked our driver to take us to a really good seafood restaurant and boy he did take to a very good and fancy seafood place. We wanted to sit outdoors because the weather was really beautiful that day, rainy and not that cold.

 It’s not a regular restaurant that you can wear anything to it and just head there. It’s very fancy and high class that almost everyone was wearing dresses and suits but who cares anyway ;)

We chose 3 kinds of appetizers, and my favourite is the stuffed mussels yum yum, 6 pieces of grilled jumbo prawns and 1 kilo of grilled seabass fish. Just that came around KD 60. The price doesn’t make sense at all but it was a new experience and the food tasted really really good but I wouldn’t go back to the place because I’d find the same kind of food for a lesser price.

If you’re going there as a couple then go ahead and try it, the romantic atmosphere will make you happy ;) but if you have kids or elderlies, then I wouldn’t recommend the place for them.

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HuXo Experience-Akbati Residence-Istanbul

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The purpose of my last short trip to Istanbul was to buy furniture for our apartment. My family bought an apartment last January in Akbati residence, which is a huge new compound after Behceseher area, and it is highly secured that it’s completely safe to walk in the compound after midnight. Many cafes, restaurants, bars, grocery shops, tailors, salons and a cute mall called Akbati Mall surround the compound itself. All that is just within feet from our apartment.

On a very busy tiring day, after we’ve finished cleaning, washing, arranging dishes and stuff in the apartment, we wanted to have lunch asap at 6pm (We haven’t eaten anything all day, imagine!). I looked from our balcony in the apartment and suggested we try the restaurant at the corner and everybody said yes.

The place looked so modern and chic that you’d think you’d have to pay a lot of money just for a couple of dishes but that was totally the opposite. The staff was very welcoming, one of them spoke Arabic so it wasn’t a problem dealing with them in English as not all of them speak English very well. We choose our table, it was almost empty because at 6pm nobody eats lunch or dinner, it usually gets crowded after 8pm til midnight.

We ordered Salmon Bruschetta Salad which came to be a huge dish and unexpected. Salmon Pasta, Grilled Salmon and a Burger dish (most of our dishes had salmon). Loved the Bruschetta A LOT, it was huge, satisfying and fulfilling. The pieces of salmon were very satisfying unlike some restaurants, they bring small little pieces of smoked salmon and that’s it. The salmon past was also so nice and delicious, creamy and tasty. My grandma loved her grilled salmon that she ate it all and didn’t share lol. My aunt said the burger was cooked to perfection and that it was delicious. We all loved our dishes and didn’t complain about anything. The bill came out to be around KD 20 which is very reasonable.

 I’d visit the place again when I’m in town next time to try other dishes.

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Haskral Hatay Sofrasi-Istanbul مطعم الملك-اسطنبول

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This restaurant was recommended by so many people and a lot instagramed about it and said it serves good Turkish food. I don’t like going to place where I see a lot of Kuwaitis and people from the region when I’m travelling but I wanted to visit this place to try the food and it was totally worth it.

We arrived around 6pm and it was crowded mashallah and by 7pm it became full house and a waiting list started. All waiters speak Arabic, so it wasn’t a problem dealing with them.

I wanted to try the dish that is cooked inside salt and presented to your table with flames :D That dish turned out to be REALLY delicious and was worth the wait (took 30 minutes to cook). I loved it and I’m recommending it to my friends and family who are going there, eat it with their fresh yogurt, yum yum. We also ordered pistachio kabab, amazzzzing. Just imagine pistachio and kebab yum yum. Their appetisers were also good. Loved the whole experience and would go there again when I’m in Istanbul soon.

من المطاعم المشهوره وايد في اسطنبول و دايما يروحون لها الخليجيين و اكثرهم كويتيين سعوديين و اماراتيين. نادر ماتلاقون اتراك بهالمكان. انا عن نفسي ما احب ازور مكان بسفره معينه فيه خليجيين بس الكل مدح هالمطعم و كان خاطري اجربه. ماشاء الله زحمه بشكل مو طبيعي بس الخدمه عندهم سريعه و حلوه و اكلهم نظيف و لذيذ جدا. انصحكم تطلبون اكتاف اللحم المطبوخه بطبقة الملح، الطبق ياخذ تقريبا نصف ساعه. قعدوا اكلوا بالمزات شويه و ريحوا على مايوصل الطلب لانه صج يستاهل النطره و اكلوه مع روبهم. و هم بعد انصحكم تطلبون الكباب بالفستق جدا جدا رائع

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Aşşk Kahve Experience-Istanbul

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I’ve heard a lot about this cute little cafe facing the Bosporus and I really wanted to try so badly in this very short trip. I didn’t want to go back home without trying it and telling everyone about it.

We went there around 11am on Friday morning and I was so worried that we won’t have a table to sit on and enjoy their delicious breakfast. To my surprise, we found a table in the garden but not close the sea, well who cares as long as I’m enjoying the lovely weather and food (next time I’m going their very early).

We started with chay til they prepare our order. Our order was; cheese platter, thick cream (qesh’ta) with honey, own fried halloumi cheese, olives, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, 2 eggs in a clay pan, fas (the reddish egg in the clay pan) and bread basket that comes as a compliment and is refilled whenever you want.

I LOVED the Fas eggs, so creamy, tangy and delicious. A must try. Their cheeses were beyond amazing, they have so many delicious kinds of cheeses that you want to try them all but unfortunately my stomach can hold little food these days :P but anyways, i took them as a takeaway and tried them later on in the car :D

The price was ok, but totally worth it for such amazing food. The atmosphere was so nice, birds were singing, trees were dancing and people were eating and listening :D Oh how I’m missing this place right now.

If you’re visiting Turkey anytime soon, try this place for BREAKFAST only.

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Beirut Bakery Experience

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Last week, I received 4 kinds of pizzas from the newly opened bakery located in Salmiya called @Beirut_Bakeryq8 (instagram)

The food arrived really HOT and fresh. The cheese was melted in a very seductive way and I was so tempted to try them all but of course I couldn’t, after all they are carbs and it was kinda difficult trying them all. But i did try the other kinds the other day and they were really good after staying the fridge. Anyways I loved leftovers :D

My favourite was the Margarita and Pepperoni Pizzas, they were really good especially their tomato sauce, the others were good too.

Try ordering from them, they have great food especially for work :D

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Brothers Experience

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Last week, we were sitting doing nothing waiting for the next day to come to he’d to work and I didn’t want to spend it at home. It was Wednesday evening when I asked my husband to go out and have dinner in a new place.

I suggested the newly opened burger place called Brothers located in Almubarakiya in the recently revamped corner called Somo and the husband agreed.

We arrived there around 7pm and it was really quiet on weekdays, loved the whole atmosphere, the lights, the music and the place itself was really cozy.

We ordered Brothers Classic Burger, Grilled Chicken Burger and Fries with Caramelised Onion Mayo sauce. We loved the beef classic burger ALOT, it was moist and juicy, the fries were really good along the sauce and the grilled chicken burger was ok.

I’d love to go back and try the other burgers and fries sauces.

Instagram @BrothersKW

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Nomad Kitchen Airstream Food Truck Experience

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Slider Station, Cocoa Room, Open Flame Kitchen and now Nomad Kitchen.

A 1973 airstream food truck that serves delicious and amazing food in the middle of nowhere or in certain places. This truck was created by the talented Basel Alsalem and serves some famous and special dishes to the public. It moves from place to place and you find it only on weekends.

I’ve been wanting to try it ever since I’ve known about it from instagram but I couldn’t go to Bnaider 267 road where it serves food on Friday and Saturday. And when I had the chance to go to Bnaider, the truck wasn’t there :( I was really disappointed.

Last week, I came to know that they’ll be serving their delicious food at GulfRun festival which was held in collaboration with KidsVille carnival at Sirbb Circuit. I’ve never been there before but it wasn’t difficult to find. Too Jana around 4pm and when we reached there, the place was kind of quiet. I kept searching and looking for the truck and there it was intront of my own eyes. It has been a very long chase.

Went immediately to check the menu even though I knew what I wanted to order but I had to see what they served on that day. Delicious food. I wanted to order the whole menu but unfortunately I couldn’t. So i decided to order their famous signature dishes. The Srirarcha Glazed Lobster Rolls & Rockin’ Shrimps with Hot Honey Glazed Sauce.

The BEST.

You have to try their food if you haven’t yet. Follow them on instagram to check the mazing photos of their dishes @NomadKitchen

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Salt Fine Dining at @Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel

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Last week, I received an invitation from the Marketing Department of Jumeirah Messila Beach Hotel to attend the re-opening of Salt restaurant and try their new menu. If you remember my first post about the hotel Read Here which was 2 years ago when it first opened its doors to the public and we were all fascinated about the decoration, the rooms, the lobby and everything related to it.

Now, imagine how would the restaurants look like if the hotel was like that!

I’ve heard a lot about Salt and wanted to try it so many times but I couldn’t or time wasn’t in my favour. But when the opportunity came, I really wanted to make time for such event.

Husband and I arrived on time and we were greeted by the lovely ladies from the Marketing Team Carole, Laila & Amna. All were so sweet & nice. The waiter welcomed us with non-alcoholic Champagne and we started chatting for a bit.

Then a short speech from the Chef and the GM. There was a display of some of their dishes which we tried some of them, not all of course.

The food was superb, loved the Lobster Butter, it was fabulous. The Salmon Salad was really light and full of flavour. The steak so moist and melts in your mouth not to mention the seafood platter. Jumbo shrimps were grilled to perfection.

The desserts were really good. Fresh fruit, coffee molten cake, macaroons and so many.

Loved everything about the place.

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Fotos & Food

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It has become an addiction for me to take photos of food. I started taking photos of food when I started this blog back in 2009. I used a very regular camera. But when it became an obsession, I upgraded my camera til i bought the love of my life which I’m using these days Nikon D7100. It’s like my second baby after Jana.

What I’m missing is good lightening and a set up corner. Hence I’m living in a small apartment, it’s very hard to find a good corner. And I’ve noticed that taking photos in the morning is way better than at night when you don’t have professional lighting which I’ll be getting soon.

Now, there was a really good workshop for food photography weeks ago which I wanted to go to but couldn’t because of work :( I wish they’d make another one because I’d like to learn more about food photography, the right corner, angle, lighting and more.

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The Taste of Kuwait Exhibition

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Last week, I visited The Taste of Kuwait Exhibition which was held at Mishref Fairgrounds. I received 2 tickets from the lovely Fashionet to attend the exhibition. They had regular tickets and VIP ones. Unfortunately, the VIP tickets had nothing extra except for VIP parkings and 5KD vouchers, that was it. People complained about buying VIP tickets for KD25 which were very similar to the regular tickets which were for KD3.

Talking about the exhibition. I thought it will be HUGE considering the advertisements I’ve seen in so many places. Instagram, twitter, blogs etc. But it was kinda small. It wasn’t crowded at all. I don’t know why there wasn’t a lot of audience even though there was a great amount of ads everywhere. Anyways, I hate crowded places :)

Talking about booths, restaurants and food. On the first day, I tried Mini Falafel from Dakakeen, Pistachio Gelato from Angelato and Red Velvet Mushroom with Cheese from Cravenation.

On the second day, I went at night and it was more lively. I tried Burger Factory Classic Burgers and Rainbow Ice-Cream cake from Angelato. Everything was so delicious.

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