Author: halyoosha

Celebrating the Best of Culinary Innovation at Horeca Kuwait 2016

The 5th edition of the annual Hospitality and Food exhibition, Horeca Kuwait, has successfully grown in popularity over the years, devoted to showcasing the latest innovations and concepts in Food & Beverage, embracing gastronomic talents and creativity, and revealing the most recent trends and progress in the country’s hospitality sector. Bringing together an array of local and international exhibitors, the event drew in a great number of chefs from across the region, who successfully put Kuwait on the culinary map once more! Since 2015, the exhibition has risen from 190 participants to over 250 this year, consisting of local and international exhibitors, elaborate food displays, and a great number of chefs from all over region. “Five years ago, we started Horeca in Kuwait with only 35 exhibitors and less than 100 participants in the food contests. Today, we have over 60 exhibitors and sponsors, and over 250 participants in the competition, as well as over 6, 000 visitors,” says Mohammed Najia, General secretary for Kuwait Hotel owner Association and the Director for Horeca Organization Committee and Delegue …

A Taste of Ottoman Cuisine

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa Kuwait launched its first Turkish Delights festival and welcomed three Turkish chefs  aboard from Bodrum Palace to revive the authentic taste of Ottoman cuisine. The Turkish-themed nights feature specially-prepared menus crafted by the culinary expertise of the Turkish master chefs, with extensive offerings showcasing the passion, skills, and tradition of Turkish food. A distinguished history and centuries of evolution have bestowed upon Turkish cuisine a variety of dishes, enriched by the chefs and transformed to heights of delicacy. Traditional gastronomic treats of different regions ranged from the comfort food of Turkish homes, the renowned Toyga Asi yoghurt soup, to the freshly oven-baked rustic bread and flavorful griddled meats of Kuzu Kuseleme and Manti stuffed ravioli, to the aromatic assortments of desserts like oven-baked Sutlac mastic rice pudding, the legendary halawa, and many more sweet Turkish specialties!   The Turkish-themed nights will be available through-out December only so hurry and enjoy the legacy of Ottoman cuisine! And now…a video of the Turkish Chef making the sophisticated homemade Turkish bread (Turkish …

Video Games are an Exciting New Step for Storytelling!

Let me start off by saying that I am a huge fan of video games. The adventure and role play genres are my favorite. And because of my enthusiasm for video games, I believe they are far more than what people define them these days- that they are a waste of time and promote lack of productivity. The first thing that comes to some peoples’ minds about video games, is that they are merely about mindless shooting and that only boys/children play them (don’t be surprised that I’m a female who enjoys playing ps4 and Grand Theft Auto!). But in fact, video games are an imagination engine and can even be inspirational, much like a book. What video games have reached is a middle-ground between books and movies, borrowing elements from both sides to intertwine narrative and visual storytelling. Unlike movies and books where the story is told as a sequence of events, games give you an avenue to discover the story on your own path. There’ve been endless debates about games in general. Common debates revolve around the …

Mearmisha, for shawarma on the go!

If you would like to resurrect the true taste of the mouth-watering shawarma you can drop by Mearmisha, a small shawarma boutique featuring a range of authentic and traditional roasted Shawarma is located at Mahboula, Kuwait. The restaurant caters to a variety of tastes through specially prepared sliced beef, chicken or vegetables each of which are marinated with a mélange of flavorful spice combinations, all tucked inside warm fresh-baked flatbread, topped with fresh ingredients, and ultimately dressed with a selection of five different sauces giving you an abundance of flavors. The shawarma master slices off shreds of spiced meat from the rotisserie after which the sizzling shavings of the tender meat with its crispy edges are encased in a warm bread and kept succulent with a variety of flavorful garlic and herb sauces. After being rolled and folded, the sandwich is then pressed onto a grill to give the bread an extra delightfully toasted crunch and eventually that’s a wrap! You can watch the entire preparation of this fulfilling ensemble from start to finish from …

Breakfast at The Butcher’s Den Steakhouse

If your morning hunger pangs have awakened, The Butcher’s Den local Kuwaiti steakhouse is offering a new menu of breakfast delights to enjoy on a pleasing weekend morning. The meat-centric restaurant will guarantee to rouse you from your slumber with a delectable breakfast feast. The menu’s scope is imaginatively original and profoundly memorable. The Butcher’s Den rendition of traditional breakfast offerings of eggs, French toast, crispy waffles, and plump pancakes are married with a meaty accompaniment. Known for its grass-fed beef, the main course is filled with the steakhouse’s signature fall-off-the-bone variously graded meats that serve to beef up your breakfast. Served to you in the beginning is an assorted bread basket for you to slather up your toasted corn bread toast with jam and homemade butter. Firstly, a popular accompanying side is the beetroot and goat cheese salad, which you can opt to be served with your main dish. One of your choices is the stack of short rib pancakes laced with maple syrup and topped with two fried eggs. A favorite, is poached egg …