Legend has it that a poor and humble man that was known across the Ottoman Empire for his amazing dishes compiled all of his recipes in a book and hid them in a safe place. Centuries later, the book was found and became the inspiration for Egypt’s most popular authentic traditional restaurant, named after the incredible host and chef, Abou El Sid. From there, the recipes have made their way to Kuwait’s Gulf Road. The ambiance is one that the legend himself would have been proud of, but it is the food that will keep you coming back for more. Whether you are there for a hefty dinner or light mezzas, the sufra (dining spread) at Abou El Sid will make any Egyptian grandmother proud.