Kuwait (part 2.)

While in Kuwait, I very much enjoyed the Middle-Eastern food, although admittedly I love good food in general.

In the shops you can get various kinds of bread (khubz/ khubiz), my favourite, however, can be found in tiny local bakeries, sold crunchy and hot, taken straight out of a clay oven.

For dinner the most popular are chicken dishes and veal or lamb kebab. This can be eaten with bread, lentils, beans, salad, sambosa and so on.

Then there is fruit. The dates you get here are nothing like the packets sold in European supermarkets – they are big, juicy and come in tens of varieties. I have also tried knar which is the fruit of cedar tree.

The sweets here are exquisite. The local delicacy I cannot get enough of is knafa (or kunafa) with a soft cheesy centre wrapped in special orange pastry, drenched in sweet syrup and sprinkled with pistachios. It is served warm. I also love baklava. If this is not enough, you can have one of the masterpiece cakes from self-established Mr Baker (sadly, the company’s founder and owner died tragically last week).


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