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Dubai Karak House

March 29th, 2015 | Posted by Khalil in Others | Restaurant/Food | Reviews | World Life - (0 Comments)

KarakHouseDubaiThrough my recent trip to Dubai. After couple of meetings in Dubai Downtown, I walked down towards Dubai Boulevard Street. I saw large number of guests waiting at Karak House Restaurant. After 40 minutes of waiting, the restaurant manager directed me towards my table.

KarakHouseThe waiter bought the menu, and I asked him “What you recommend me to have for dinner today”. He recommended me fattoush salad, falafal saj, karak and shrimps samosa. I really don’t know how I can describe the taste, but their food is so delicious and the taste stays in your head. The shrimps samosa is my best choice and I still need another dish now.

Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Dubai [Map]

Instagram @karakhouse

TheTasteofQ8I got special invitation to attend the grand opening of The Taste of Q8 Food Festival. Briefly the festival focus on Kuwait’s culinary diversity and to enjoy tasting cuisines from local restaurants, gourmet grocers and artisanal bakers. Additionally to shop for local produce and watch live celebrity chefs cooking.

TasteofQ8Yesterday was the grand opening. Around 5pm I drove towards Kuwait International Fair. The festival is not for free you need to purchase a ticket at the main desk. I already got my tickets ready so I entered the festival zone.

What impressed me when I entered the festival zone are:

  • The restaurants and cafes participants
  • The way of the booth are segmented
  • Event Management Team
  • Activities, Live Music and Live Cooking
  • Atmosphere, view and location
  • Huge parking area

 

The Taste of Q8 food festival tickets:

General Admission

See Celebrity Chef live cooking demos, listen to live music, shop our Farmer’s Market, enjoy our Kid’s Zone and experience cuisine spanning the globe.  A Fun day out for the whole family!

Price: 3KD

Kids below 12 years old are FREE

Food and Beverage purchase sold separately.

VIP Experience

Everything the General Admission ticket offers, but much more.  Up Front seating at Celebrity Chef cooking Demos, Meet and Greet the Chefs in the VIP Suites, VIP Parking and 5 Food & Beverage vouchers to use at any participating restaurant!

Price: 25KD

Kids below 12 years old are FREE

Food and Beverage purchase sold separately.

 

Location: Kuwait International Fair [map]

Date: 5-7 March 2015

Opening Hours: 12 Noon – 11 PM

Burgerlicious Catering

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted by Khalil in Personal | Restaurant/Food | Reviews - (0 Comments)

BurgerliciousThis year I celebrated my birthday party differently. My Birthday was on the 17th of February. I thought to celebrate the party together at home by choosing Burgerlicious as our burger catering. I kew about them on Instagram and saw a high reviews about their food and services.

Burgerlicious served us (more than 30 person) with their delicious meals. They offer beef and chicken burgers, you can also choose your toppings. As well, french fries and soft drinks are available including the catering package. Find more about Burgerlicious on Instagram @burgerlicious_kw.

Review: ElKhedeiwy Cafe

February 23rd, 2015 | Posted by Khalil in Kuwait Life | Others | Restaurant/Food | Reviews - (0 Comments)

ElKhedeiwyElKhedeiwy Cafe is one of the newest cafes in Kuwait owned by Aamal Holding Company, the same owners of DietCare, Cafe Bazza and Dikaan Burger. ElKhedeiwy is a Egyptian Cuisine Cafe branded with traditional Egyptian theme. Weeks ago, I received a special invitation to taste their food and services.

ElKhedeiwyCafeI drove down to Benid AlGar towards Le Royal Hotel where ElKhedeiwy Cafe is located. The branch manager welcomed us and directed us to a special private table. She explained to us our set menu which is a salad, mix appetisers, duck, mix grill, chicken with rice, mahalabia for dessert and Egyptian tea.

From my experience their food was extremely delicious and well cooked. I loved the duck and mix grill they were cooked well and in a special Egyptian ingredients. The cafe service was also good. Also their are special gathering private tables for reservations, lobby and indoor/outdoor seating area.

Finally, everything was perfectly done. I rate ElKhedeiwy Cafe food 10/10, service 08/10, atmposhere 09/10 and location 07/10.

Location: Le Royal Hotel, Arabian Gulf Road [map]

Instagram @elkedeiwy

Phone: 2257 0999

TalabatOne of the most spot light news this week in Middle East was “Talabat.com was sold for EUR 150 million”.

Rocket Internet AG announced by signing of the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Talabat, one of the leading players in the attractive online food takeaway market in the Middle East, headquartered in Kuwait, for approximately EUR 150 million. The closing of the transaction is expected in the next few weeks.

Talabat operates in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (“UAE”), Bahrain, Oman and Qatar with particularly strong market positions in Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia. It currently cooperates with more than 1,300 partner restaurants including major brands like Burger King, KFC, JonnyRocket, Hardees, TGI Fridays, Pizza Hut, PizzaExpress, PapaJohn and Subway.

With this transaction, Rocket attains leading market positions in the top two markets in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates – countries characterized by the highest smartphone penetration in the world and large basket sizes offering a high potential for further growth. Furthermore, it gains access to new countries with highly attractive market fundamentals. Talabat.com will be part of the newly created Global Online Takeaway Group which Rocket announced last week in its business update.

Rocket’s mission is to become the world’s largest Internet platform outside of China and the United States. Rocket identifies and builds proven Internet business models and transfers them to new, underserved or untapped markets where it seeks to scale them into market leading online companies. Rocket is focused on online business models that satisfy basic consumer needs across three sectors: e-Commerce, marketplaces and financial technology.

Rocket started in 2007 and now has more than 25,000 employees across its network of companies, which operate in more than 100 countries on five continents. Rocket Internet AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

CaliBurgerKuwaitCaliBurger the famous American burgers are now in Kuwait. Last week I attended the official grand opening of CaliBurger first branch at Miral Complex – AlManagaf [map]. CaliBurger are 100% lean grass-fed beef, hand selected produce and all sauces made in house. I haven’t tasted their food before. My feedback from the first taste, all burgers are deliciously made without any comments.