Last week, we were invited to a bloggers gathering at the newly opened branch of Karak Gholam in Murouj Sahara. I love that place and the weather is getting really beautiful and makes it cool to hang out with friends and family outdoors, so the gathering seemed a good idea to have fun and eat delicious food.
Our dear blogger friend Ansame gathered us all over a table full of great lady bloggers who were passionate about blogging and still are. Not as the likes we are witnessing these days.
Back to our gathering. Our table was outdoors and we started our gathering with a cup of hot Karak (Tea with Milk). Then mini paper plates started coming filled with yummy Indian street food.
Bakoura and Samosa as starters, then Eggplant Hamsa and Shrimp Hamsa came along with Chapatis. Everything was delicious and yummy. Loved the presentation and how we ate with our hands.
You have to try the place, they have really good dishes.
A month ago, I’ve received a lovely box from @Spreadsco (instagram) that contained 6 flavours of cocoa spreads made from premium cocoa all the way from Luxemburg.
I couldn’t not try some of the flavours right away, and my favourite were the coconut, caramel and hazelnut nougat. Oh my god, so damn delicious, especially when eaten with fruits :D
They are available now in Saveco.
A couple of weeks ago, I went to Vapiano located in The Avenues mall with my sister and father to try some of the new dishes launched for this season.
We go the season special menu and chose some dishes that looked delicious from their ingredients.
Our favourite was the Pumpkin Risotto & Thai Beef Pasta. Those 2 dishes were the best and you have to try them. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
I’ve known @Bento_Mommy (Jana Alghunaim) from her amazing instagram account where she posts all her creativeness done for her little ones in an amazing way.
She prepares Bento Boxes meals for her children every morning, not feeling tired or bored. She creates the most amazing sandwiches/meals full of colours and healthy ingredients.
She created her first workshop a month ago in Crumbs Cafe-Murouj Branch where all the famous mommies in K-Town gathered with their children. I loved meeting the mommies who are famous on instagram and getting to know them better and discussing various topics regarding our children.
Crumbs Cafe created a fun activity for the kids where they shaped and baked their own cookies in the cafe while we were inside the kitchen preparing Bento Boxes for our kids. It wasn’t an easy task, it needs a lot of imagination and creativeness and mashallah Jana was really great. She gave us all the needed equipments and showed us the right way to do a Sponge Bob Bento :)
As you can see from the pictures Jana was really happy when she saw the box :D
European meets Kuwaiti. The most amazing combination.
Another new (not so new) creation from Dallah. It never crossed my mind to have pistachio ghuraiba covered with Swiss chocolate but oh well, Dallah has done :)
I have to say it’s kind of heavy, I mean one piece is enough, the 2nd piece with have you full. Loved it.
I received an invitation from Crumbs cafe to visit their newly opened branch in Murouj Sahara & try their menu. Now, we all know that Crumbs are famous for their delicious cakes and desserts creations, we’ve never though they’d open a cafe, but they did.
We went there for lunch and mashallah it was almost full house. The place was crowded. We started our day with smoothies/Juices. I ordered the Pina colada which was really good and refreshing and my husband got the Snapchat cocktail which he liked.
Then we tried the Chicken Caesar Salad, it was good. And after that the dishes started coming. Everything was good and yummy, but are they suitable for lunch or dinner? Yes, if you’re planning to have a light dish. But if you’re hungry and want to have a decent meal, then the meals on the menu won’t satisfy your tummy.
I loved the Portabello Mushroom with Goat Cheese, it was really amazing. Highly recommended. Also the Sweet Potato Cubes. Everything turned out to be good.
Oh and the Grilled Salmon, beyond amazing (good for those who are on diet).
The end was with the Strawberry Trifle, Arabic Coffee and Chocolate Balls *yum yum*
Thank you Crumbs Cafe and wish you all the best :)
As always, and as forever and ever. Dallah are one of the masters of desserts creation here in Kuwait. Whatever they create, be sure it’s going to blow your mind and taste buds.
Their latest, well not latest latest. I’ve received this delicious box from our friends Dallah I believe 2 months ago and it was really good. It’s crunchy and chewy. Deliciousness in mini bites.
I know I should have written about this event 2 months ago, but I was really busy with work and Life.
I was invited by Costa Coffee to attend the launch of their new drink called Frostino. From the name you can guess what is it about. It comes in 3 flavours; Strawberry Pavlova (my fav),Ginger Shortbread (if i’m not mistaken and chocolate.
The event included music and a nice competition where we create our own Frostino and then we have judges tasting our drinks and deciding which one is the best. I didn’t win hehe but I got out with a lovely gift from Costa Coffee Team and I’m more than thankful <3
Try their drinks before it gets really cold in winter :D
A couple of months ago, I was invited to tasting event at Ubon’s new branch which has opened recently in Murouj Sahara (just close to our house) and I’ve never heard of this place before but I said let’s go explore the place and taste new food.
The place isn’t that huge but it’s decent and I loved how it felt, just like when I was in Calabasas (last year) so quiet and serene with lots of greens and water. It’s going to be really crowded this winter, and I’m sure I’ll be spending my time there a lot :)
Now, let’s talk Thai food. I’ve written about Ubon before on my blog when it first opened in Kuwait City Read Here. This time, I was invited to try the food and not the service because it’s a tasting event. I’ve visited the place on a busy weekend and the service was really good.
The new place is bigger and wider than the one in Kuwait City, for sure this is my favourite branch. The variety of their dishes has expanded and became more and more delicious *yum*. Everything my sister and I have tasted was really good but we had some winners of course. Let’s check the pictures:
Lemon Minty Juice
Spicy Papaya Salad
Verdict: It was okay, but it had a lot of ginger.
Delicious yummy sticky prawns
Verdict: yum yum
Tom Yum Soup
A WINNER. My favourite dish
Verdict: A WINNER. You must try this dish
This one was good but wait …
Don’t leave the place without trying this amazing dish :D
A couple of months ago, I received a nice metal box filled with deliciousness. Huge cookies filled the black metal box and the variety of flavours was just overwhelming. I immediately picked up the red one and it was a red velvet cookie stuffed with kinder chocolate in the inside. So moist and chewy, the kinder chocolate melts in your mouth and you’re on the 9th cloud.
Check their instagram @cookiedoughq8 they have really delicious cookies.
Jana has completed 3 years of happiness, craziness, screaming, shouting and beautiful moments in our life. I can’t believe how time goes by so fast. Last time I remember she was so tiny and can barely drink milk and now look at her.
This year my sister and I decided to make one birthday party for our daughters. Her baby girl turned 1 year on 25th of Sept. so agreed on the 2nd of October Friday evening to be the date of the party. Jana’s birthday is on the 5th of Oct.
The whole party was organised and decorated by @PartyOasis (instagram) which caused KD150 and we also had to spend an amount of money to buy food for the kids and guests and thank you gifts for the kids. Party Oasis did the balloons decorations, popcorn machine, 2 characters (Micky & Minnie), competitions with gifts, Dj and a huge banner with Jana & Noura’s pictures.
The cake was super amazing this year from @Gardenia_Bakery designed as Minnie Mouse in 3 pieces. I loved the flavours of the cakes, the pumpkin and the vanilla with fresh berries sauce were really good. Amazzzing.
Cake pops were also designed as Minnie Mouse from my dear @Bakerista. She’s the best in town in designing customised cake pops and they are really delicious.
Enjoy the pictures of the Birthday.
Categories: Birthday, kuwait
Last month, I heard about a place that has opened recently and has activities for the kids at The Avenues. I like exploring new places, especially the ones made for kids because I like to take Juju and put a smile on her face.
Live Sketch Book is located at The Avenues-Grand Avenue Exit 20 just next to MUJI. From the pictures on instagram, I thought the place was big but it wasn’t and it has limited activities but at the time it’s lots of fun. The ticket was KD10/- for Jana which is overrated for such a small place but the good thing about it is that it’s valid for the whole day, kids can come and go for the whole day.
They have live sketch drawing where kids paint an animal and then send it to the huge screen and play with it. Creating their own animal character and having fun with it on a huge tv screen. They also have 3D drawing which Jana didn’t enjoy coz it’s not for her age, some drawing on white paper and the live mirror where you stand on a certain spot and an elephant or lion will appear. Of course Jana got scared lol