Kuwait

Virgil on September 12, 2012

See the first two posts in this three-part series: Failaka Island, Kuwait, a unique experience – the Heritage Village Failaka Island, Kuwait, a unique experience – the tour One does not visit this very interesting and fascinating place for the food. However, you aren’t going to starve there, either. There are essentially five restaurants, a […]

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Virgil on September 10, 2012

See the first post in this three part series: Failaka Island, Kuwait, a unique experience – the Heritage Village. This is part two. We could walk anywhere we wanted on the island, so the first day we were there we strolled around in the old town near the Heritage Village. The next day we took a […]

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Failaka is one of the most interesting places I have ever visited. Not the most beautiful, not the most exciting, but certainly worth going to for a unique experience. The island is 20 km off the coast of Kuwait City and accessible via public ferry and private high-speed catamaran ferry. Plan to spend at least […]

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Virgil on August 26, 2012

Turkey, as compared to Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Iraq, uses a lot more “loaf” bread. In the aforementioned countries one sees mainly leavened flat bread (nan) made in a circular oven (see Afghan Flat Bread – Nan-e Afghani Made Traditionally for one type of oven in use by the Afghan National Police at a very remote […]

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Virgil on August 15, 2012

Lynn and I recently spent a couple of weeks in Turkey. I had spent some nine months there in the late 70s-early 80s. Turkey has some of the best food in the world and there will be a number of posts about the trip. Let’s start with Turkish pides, what I call their pizzas. You […]

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Virgil on August 14, 2012

At Tanor Al Deera Five Maudies – highly recommended One of the traditional foods found in the Kuwait souks, in addition to the ever present schwarma, is manakish, or what I call Kuwaiti style pizza. It seems that many places in the Arab and Mediterranean world have something that resembles what Americans would call pizza. Turkey has […]

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Virgil on August 11, 2012

Three Maudies – good I wrote a previous article about how many fast food places there are in Kuwait City, Fast Food Hell.  And, indeed, there are. It seems that the main street food one sees in Kuwait is schwarma, minced meat kebabs, and manakish (like a pizza). Right now, I will discuss a Kuwaiti […]

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Virgil on July 27, 2012

I just got back to Kuwait from a trip to Turkey and the contrast in fast food restaurants between the two countries, as well as the United States, is startling. I always thought that the United States was the fast food capital of the world and have always been ashamed that one of the main […]

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Virgil on July 2, 2012

Three-Maudies – good There are four locations in Kuwait City and I didn’t go to any of them. One thing about Kuwait City is I have never seen any city where so many restaurants deliver. Delivery is huge here. I ate four or five meals from Naz, all delivered. I rated this restaurant at two-Maudies […]

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Virgil on June 3, 2012

Three-Maudies – good Marina Thai has a number of locations in Kuwait City. I would call it fast food. Any restaurant where you get served in plastic foam containers, get plastic “silverware,” and your drink in a paper cup is fast food to me. The locations reflect that to a certain degree, being in a […]

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