So I finally made it to the Korean restaurant in the Carlton Hotel in Kuwait City called KORYOKWAN. It is a small, cozy/causal dine-in restaurant and is one of the first and oldest Korean restaurant.
I wanted to try the place for a very long time, for the sake of trying and experiencing something new. They have around 5 to 6 cabins for your private gatherings. The interiors are made up of wooden panels mostly and far eastern art pieces. They also do events and catering outside the hotel (if you are interested).
The Korean cuisine is mostly based on vegetables, rice and meats. They traditional meals are accompanied by an array of sides such as banchan, kimchi, doenjang, soy sauce and gochujang (red chilli paste).
First thing that comes to our mind is – Kimchi, often described as spicy or sour, a traditional Korean fermented side dish made of variety of seasonings. Pickled cabbage kimchi, radish kimchi, salty scallion kimchi, Indian mustard leaf kimchi are a few. Our soup was quite healthy and had bites size pieces of tofu and spinach. You can opt for spicy or non-spicy version. I quite enjoyed the fried dumplings. Then to follow we ordered the Dolsot Bibimbap (bowl of hot white rice, topped with mushrooms, carrots, soy bean sprouts and stirred fried beef and then capped with fried egg. The stone bowl is very hot and the food right at the bottom of the bowl is crispy and sizzled. You can however, eat with various sauces and chilli pastes. But don’t forget to mix it up first. I personally, found the dishes starting from the appetizers up to their main courses a bit on the expensive side.
We rounded off our meal by sipping the Korean tea, which is made with the infusion of various leaves, roots, fruits etc.
So next time you feel like a healthy meal with a lot less calories, go and try the Korean Way of Food.
This place is basically for Steak lovers… Even so I am not one of those … nevertheless i still decided to give it a try… as long as i spot some poultry products on the menu, I don’t mind giving it a go…
My overall experience: Service was good.. Ambience was great also, spacious not very loud… Now the Food… Well not too exotic for my taste… But… i loved my dessert and the coffee. There is always more to try from and more to go back for… at least for all those who enjoy prime cuts of premium Argentinean beef or Black Angus beef !!!!
Perfect for any occasion, comes in an attractive bag, packed in a similar colourful (I just love the print) box which includes individually wrapped mini fatayers stuffed with Cheese, fillafel, potatoes, labena and lots more to add variety to the whole package.
A beautiful gift available for delivery or to treat anyone special… at anytime.
We have stepped in October already and the weather in the morning or in the late evenings is pure perfection. Slight breeze, clean, with just a hint of autumn.. (now I am only talking about early morning and late evenings)… I can hear the beautiful chirping of the birds in they golden cage in my neighbor’s patio and it all seems just right.. to begin your day with until of course you hit the roads..
However, if you are in one of those moods to go for a long drive and take out some rare time for yourself, I would recommend driving towards 245 to the Julai Hotel and Resort.
There have around three to four restaurants.. I have been there a couple of times before but on one of my recent trip to the place I visited the Avenue Restaurant, located in the basement:
I ordered a Strawberry cocktail for my drink – which was very refreshing.
As a starter a Platter of Chicken Wings with some Bbq sauce, which tasted weird.
For the main course, Lamb Chops (I always ask for it to be well done) tender and succulent accompanied by the right amount of vegetables seasoned with herbs and spices to add zest to the flavor.
Along with it, I ordered a Prawn Biryani, great with a dollop of pickles and ratia (just what I love). It was delicious and a must order.
Last but not the least, for my sweet tooth, I had Tiramisu cake and a Cappucino… All in All, worth the time and the drive and the company 😉
So get behind your driving wheel and go get some me time.
This place is not so easy to locate, cox it is located in one of those furniture complex/ plaza in Dajeej and it is kinda hidden. It is both a Asian supermarket that sells wide variety of Chinese, Korean, Thai and Japanese foodstuff and just above it is the restaurant (there have low sitting and of course the tables and chair). Both the supermarket and the restaurant are quite spacious and neat. The restaurant has a very homely atmosphere and a very sweet lady to receive you and also assist you in ordering the kind of food you would like to have. I was very impressed when i found this place and how it has always been there and no one ever knew about it however they do have they own clientele coming there all the time, mostly families with kids too.. so that’s when i say it is very homely and a comfortable place to go without dressing up too fancy.
And the best part is they are very quick too, so if you are in the area and want to have a quick lunch break, its the place to go.. So a friend and I ended up there just the other day and its not my first time, but somehow i never end up taking picture, of course because i am too hungry to wait and click, but this time I took a few cox i had to blog about it.. and here it is :
To start of with they give you some onions, kimchi and Green paper like thing (seaweed)
We ordered the dumpling soup – which was not to bad, i prefer dipping the dumplings alone in the sweet chilly sauce i asked for.
I loved they Salt and pepper Dry prawns with extra roasted garlic and herbs /spices
Garlic Fried rice is a must for me, (tired and tested) and the chicken was nice, tender and crispy with the right amount of sauce and vegetables.
All in all – the few dishes that i have tired on my visits – it is def a go to place. I also picked up frozen Edamame from the supermarket and i have yet to try that at home.
Ooopps and the dessert Frappe: Mixed Fruits topped with sweet red bean paste and ice cream of you choice with some more chilled blueberry syrup. (hmnnn did i like it? NOPE!) but i knw some aficionado of food and drink who love to try everything and have no issues with it at all. And you do get a welcome tea, which is not the normal green tea, i am forgetting what it is called right now..
Hope you guys enjoy it – I forgot to take pic of the supermarket but thats ok i guess 😉
I recently visited the newly opened City Center in Dhajeej, and when I saw a container of Ching’s Secret Schezwan Bhel sitting on the shelf, I couldn’t resist but pick one up (yup just one).
I was curious as to what kind of Shake, Shake, Shake – Secouez, Secouez, Secouez (snack mix with sauce) would taste.
Well the container consists of: Bhel mix, Schezwan sauce, spoon and tissue… All you got to do is open, mix and eat; you actually have the container to mix it in!! More like instant noodles – the only good thing is you don’t have to wait for it to cook, rather if you wait too long after you have mixed it up; it gets very tasteless, mushy and soggy!!
If you don’t mind the spicy sweet sauce (and I mean spicy (for me) then go ahead a try it on the crunchy corn flakes and the rest of the ingredients…
Would I buy it again (hmnnnn I guess not)
Is it worth a try (of course – must try everything)
To start off with loved my Ginger Chicken Puff – Yes! I normally would do not eat chunks of ginger or order something with ginger floating in it but thanks to my friend who insisted I must try this. Well, can’t be more happy with it, I could feel it, chew it and yet I was Ok with it … so something you ought to try!! The size may not seem so big at a glance but trust me it is stuffed.. with amazing seasoned and flavoured chicken and ginger of course (which is good for your digestion too 🙂 )
Btw I quite like they packing but i guess the hunger took over and i forgot to take the picture of the actual Puff but you will have to just trust me on it .
Accompanied by a fresh orange juice as always, well mostly.. and then I tried they Nutty Organic Chocolate brownie… topped with lots and lots of nuts… very soft (actually much softer than a brownie is supposed to be) but as long as I savored it – and it made me go NUTS About u (the brownie).
Nope it’s not over yet, I still had the Roasted Chicken Quiche – It’s not everywhere you get to order a Quiche and esp a nice one, normally i would have a Mushroom and Chicken but it’s always fun to contemplate something different.
September is here, and we are all geared for or rather hoping for a change in the weather, change in our routines after the summer holidays have ended and as my post of yesterday reads, Change in ourselves, our lives all for the better that is if we need too (maybe gyming). I do not want to sound like “You have to change” its just a general thing, so ppl please do not take it personally, plus its my blog and I am free to state what i feel like ;-).. lol Cheeky me!
So as I was saying I want to dedicate this month to Love, Food (that i love – btw planning to go veg for this month – i hope i can stick to it), things (that i love), chocolates (that i love), fragrances (that i adore), must be much more and of course all the random posts that i will be posting that i love…. and a few shots of my photography from my recent trip…..