Ramadan is just around the corner, and Kuwait’s food scene is gearing up for a delicious month. Whether you want to keep to a lean and healthy diet, are looking for something heavier from home, or want to try a new kind of burger, restaurateurs have opened something for everyone.
At bazaar we took the initiative and went out to try each of these new concepts. Every one of them has its own distinct flavor and flair. Yet they all reminded us of one thing; how great the food in this little Gulf country really is.
Our obsession with burgers is fed with yet another concept that has made its international debut in Kuwait. Park Burger is well known in Denver, Colorado for its award winning burgers, incredibly fresh shakes and amazing pressed juices. We checked out their Al-Tijaria location and the delectable, fresh burgers did not disappoint.
The original Park Burger comes with your choice of a 5.3-ounce or 4-ounce of pure beef patty. It is topped with the traditional lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions, along with their special Park Sauce. We wanted to try something a little daring too, and went for their specialty: The Healthy Boulder. Caramelized onions, granny smith apples, brie, rocca leaf and a balsamic reduction turned out to be an amazing combination with their delicious juicy patty.
Park Burger Kuwait is located at Al Tijaria Tower, ground floor, and are open 1:00pm – 10:45pm. For more information call 2244 0487 or visit their website www.parkburger.com. Follow them on Instagram @parkburgerkw.
The Uptown Restaurant & Café
In the heart of Kuwait City is a fresh taste of unique flavors and dishes. Their patio seating, surrounded by potted plants, creates a relaxed atmosphere where you can truly enjoy all the unique offerings in the city’s latest dining sensation. Though the weather may be heating up, you can easily cool down with their refreshing fresh juices, particularly the watermelon.
For our healthy starter we chose the Trio Quinoa Salad, a medley of white, red and black quinoa, fresh mint vinaigrette, feta cheese and oranges. Then, to indulge a bit, we chose the Spicy Shrimp, a lightly marinated crispy shrimp, tossed in a mild spicy sauce. For our main, we chose to share the Lemongrass Beef Pizzetta. Juicy slow-cooked shredded beef topped a crispy pizzetta laden with amazing lemongrass sauce. After the first bite we regretted the decision to share.
The Uptown Restaurant & Cafe is located in Sharq on Ahmad Al Jaber St. facing Al Awadi Mosque. Their soft opening hours are from 6:00pm – 11:00pm Monday to Saturday. For more information call 2247 0068 or visit them on Instagram @uptownkw.
At Healthy Feast, it’s all about fresh. So fresh in fact that the menu changes based on the availability of ingredients in the Kuwait market. The small restaurant is decorated with light wood, white walls and fresh plants. You feel healthy just walking in, and then there’s the food…
We couldn’t decide on just one salad, so we went for the choice of three options. The mashed beets with truffle cashew cheese gave the earthy root a delicious creamy undertone. The fresh eggplant with yoghurt and dakka burst with flavor, despite its simplicity. Our favorite by far was the carrot salad made with hummous.
Healthy Feast is currently in soft opening so their hours are 2.00pm – 9.30pm, Monday to Saturday. They are based in Bneid AlGar, Block 3, Street 65. For more information you can call 2241 2437 or email: [email protected]. Follow them on Instagram @healthy_feast.
Watch out Kuwait, there’s a new brunch place in town, and it’s incredible. Dough may be breaking into a saturated market, but they have put themselves above the rest by placing, in plain site, their bread-making process. From plain toast to their specialty, the Boo Boo buns, everything is made fresh, and its in the beachfront Miral food complex.
Our delicious breakfast started with their scrambled avocado sandwich. Their fresh baked toast is topped with a delicious avocado spread and fluffy scrambled eggs. Chunks of avocado, cherry tomatoes and parsley top the sandwich for a refreshing and filling breakfast sandwich. For dessert we chose the Boo Boo bun, a sweet fresh baked bread, filled with nutella. Delicious as it is, only the brave should face this deliciousness alone.
Dough is located in the Miral Complex in Mangaf, and is open from 8.00am – 12 midnight. For more information call 2228 2154 or follow them on Instagram @mydough.
Watching your calories for that perfect beach body? Then Ingredients is the ideal place for you. Their dishes are all made out of only the freshest produce and they add all the nutrition information to every dish. So, no more wondering if that salad is actually good for you, or if you are taking in hidden calories. Fear not though, Ingredients’ dishes are still quite filling, and are definitely delicious.
We chose the Roasted Pumpkin Salad, delicious roasted pumpkin pieces atop a medley of greens that includes kale and mint. Feta cheese and pine nuts give an added creaminess and crunch to this 357 calorie dish. The Rocca Salad packs quite a punch with strawberries, pomegranate, rocca leaves, almond shaves and parmesan. At only 216 calories, it is the perfect lunch for the health nut in you.
Ingredients is located in Kuwait City Mirqab on Abdullah Almubarak St. in front of the Souq Safa parking, and is open from 12.00pm – 9.00pm Saturday to Thursday. For delivery please call 2241 2336, follow them on Instagram @ingredientskwt, or visit them on talabat.com.
This delivery-only option will have you walking the streets of Beirut, the bustling roads of Cairo and down the paved walkways in Amman. Kishk is a contemporary street food restaurant. Their authentic and regional food is served with a delicious modern twist.
We started by trying their specialty, the Beef Doner. Topped with tomatoes, onions, parsley and yoghurt, and pressed in a delicious pita bread, it’s a taste of the Middle East of today. We also tried their Chicken Musakhan, mixed with onion, sumac and pine nuts, it is like having your aunty’s home cooking wrapped in a thin delicious pita bread.