Korean Food

Korean foods never fail us… 🙂

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Another Thai Treat

The quality of food has always been great in this small Thai restaurant that several of my friends and I have been frequenting this place for the last couple of years. Today, however, we opt for just a few dishes and the sticky rice with mango turned out to be our main dish rather than dessert…

Wordless Wednesday


Piggin’ Out

I’m sure many of you reading this have tasted Thai food already. You may have visited Thailand before or you may have tried eating from Thai restaurants in your place.

I’m not hard to please when it comes to food and Thai dishes are a delight anytime. So last Thursday, my preggy friend and I pigged out at Sabaidee Thai Cuisine.

Seafood Tom Yum
Shrimp Pad Thai


Khai Luk Khaei
Khao Phat Neua


Peek Gai Tod


Khao Niao Mamuang

All the dishes were tasty, affordable and highly recommended.

Check them out and thank me later… 🙂

Sabaidee Thai Cuisine

Mezzanine Floor, Al Bustan Mall

Salem Al Mubarak St. Salmiya, Kuwait



My friend and I had an unplanned dinner yesterday and we ended up dining at Korea Grill in New Park Hotel.

The side dishes (banchan) weren’t very good except for the kimchi. The Rabokki (라볶이) was good while the Jjamppong (짬뽕) tasted quite differently from what we were used to, but it was still okay.

Rabokki = Instant Ramen noodles + tteokbokki (spicy Korean rice cakes)

Jjamppong = spicy noodle soup (with lots of seafood)


We also ordered hotteok (not included in the photo) which I think is the winner for the night. Hotteok is basically sweet pancake and is one of the most popular foods in Korea.

Korean and Vietnamese are my top favorite cuisines and I am not sure which one to put first among these two, unfortunately, there are no Vietnamese restaurants around here (as far as I know).

By the way, the service was very good.

How ’bout you? What’s your favorite cuisine? Let me know in the comments. 🙂


Bun Cha

I love Vietnamese food. Last month, I had the chance to go back to Vietnam and as an avid eater, I tried to eat as much as I could. There’s nothing I didn’t like. Everything was wow just like the first time I’ve been here and tasted their food.

For this post, let’s have bun cha…


Bun cha is said to have originated in Hanoi. It’s basically rice noodles, grilled pork in cold broth and herbs. So in a small bowl, you just have to mixed them all together then add some garlic, chili and lime. Most places include fried spring rolls when they serve bun cha and it perfectly complements the meal.

I noticed that bun cha is mostly served for lunch but I can eat it any time of the day. 🙂

The best place, for me, is the one in Hang Manh.



Yes, there are tables on the sidewalk, and that’s normal. 🙂


Red Cave Restaurant

I decided to have dinner here in Red Cave Restaurant just a couple of hours ago after reading good reviews about the place. I love the ambiance the moment I came in.


I have been drinking lemon with mint since I got here and their version is definitely the best!


I ordered mouhamara for starters…


And Bedouin Ghaliyah for my main dish…

Bedouin Ghaliyah

The service was good, too. The staffs were friendly and willing to assist you. So all in all, it was a great dining experience for me!

I’d definitely recommend Red Cave Restaurant to everyone visiting Petra. The food is tasty at reasonable prices with hospitality at its best!


About Yesterday

My colleague and I were starving since around lunch yesterday and so each of us had a sandwich but still ended up eating in a Thai Restaurant after work.

The place is just a 5-minute walk from the office and is just a small space with four tables that can sit four people. Luckily yesterday, the restaurant wasn’t busy.


It wasn’t our first time to dine here so it was easy for us to choose what to order.

We ordered tom yam soup with shrimps, chicken satay with peanut sauce (of course!) and stir-fried shrimps with basil and chili…

We also had seafood fried rice and shrimp pad thai…

We had a very satisfying meal. Generous servings and very reasonable prices. I can happily recommend it. 🙂


The place is A Roy D Thai Restaurant located in Al Muthanna Complex in Kuwait City.

Happy Thursday, homo sapiens!



Korean food has become really popular for the last few years and I can really understand why. I work for a Korean company and yes, we get to taste their food every now and then. But my friend and I usually go together in a Korean restaurant near our office and yesterday was one of those days.

Yesterday’s meal was galbitang (갈비탕). It’s become one of our favorites this year (I think?) and it’s really good. It’s a beef ribs soup which I think has very little ingredients served in a stone pot/bowl but it really is very tasty. Even tastier when it’s spicy.

And of course, I have to mention the free side dishes. Kimchi, kimchi pancake, fish cake, cauliflower, spinach and pickled cucumber were served last night.

Happy tummy! 🙂


Photo of the Day

So true! 

Saw this in front of Prime & Toast in Al Bida’a. Small but nice place. 


Galbi Tang (갈비탕) – Korean Beef Short Ribs Soup


This dish looks so simple but is very tasty.


Thai Food Thursdate

I love Thursdates! Yes, Thursday dates with anyone (it really doesn’t matter with whom) as long as we have interesting conversations and good food, it is just good enough! Better if we can share a drink or two, but since I’m in Kuwait, that’s hopeless. So whatever we lack for drinks/alcohol, we just try to make it up on food and stories to share with each other.

So today’s Thursdate is with my friend (you know who you are) who just came back from vacation and yeah, Happy 1st Year Wedding Anniversary to you and your husband! We went to Sabaidee Thai Restaurant in Salmiya. Sabaidee in Thai means be well or be fine.


It’s just a small restaurant with only two or three staffs I think but that didn’t matter because we definitely enjoyed the food. There were a lot of food to choose from in their menu and we opted for these few:

Gai (chicken) satay
Gai (chicken) satay

Peek Gai Tod (deep-fried chicken wings, Thai style)
Peek Gai Tod (deep-fried chicken wings, Thai style)

Khai Luk Khaei (fried hard-boiled eggs with tamarind sauce)
Khai Luk Khaei (fried hard-boiled eggs with tamarind sauce)

Flat rice noodles with seafood
Flat rice noodles with seafood

Pad thai (Stir-fried noodles - with seafood)
Pad thai (Stir-fried noodles – with seafood)
All the dishes tasted very good and the servings were more than enough at very reasonable prices.

So if you happen to be in the mood for some delicious Thai food, you can check it out. I personally recommend their branch in Salmiya because I haven’t visited the other branches yet. You can also check out their website here.



I grew up in a home where every meal includes a vegetable dish. In my hometown, vegetables are cheap and always fresh and you can even harvest some from your backyard, specially sayote! (Now you know where I’m from!) However, where I’m living now for almost seven years, vegetables are not so cheap and fresh like the ones back home. You’re lucky if you get to find decent ones.

Anyway, yesterday after work, I decided to cook pinakbet. Pinakbet is originally an Ilocano vegetable dish that consists of vegetables available in your area/backyard basically like string beans, bitter gourd (ampalaya), okra, eggplant, squash and more and is then seasoned with bagoong (salted anchovies) but you can find different versions of it now where bagoong alamang (shrimp paste) is used.  Pork is usually added for more flavor but I used chicken since pork is not allowed here. 😦

I was thinking about including how to cook pinakbet in this post but decided not to anymore since we cook it differently from the usual way it is cooked. Maybe I’ll do that next time in a more complete and detailed post. But for now, I’ll just leave you with the end product:

My pinakbet :)
My pinakbet 🙂

Pancit Luglog, Siomai and Childhood Foodies

I’ve been craving for pancit luglog and siomai for days so I decided to go and eat in Mang Inasal yesterday after work. My cravings ended in vain though!

Pancit luglog and siomai
Pancit luglog and siomai

(Never mind the food presentation.) The food tasted awful. I’ve been there several times and I like how the food tasted that’s why I went there but yesterday was totally different. There’s probably a different chef there already or they maybe changed the recipe but whatever the reason is, the food was really disappointing.

I left with more than half the food unfinished. I don’t usually have leftovers when I eat out but I really can’t continue eating so I left with a heavy heart, a still hungry stomach and an unsatisfied craving.

On my way home, I dropped by the grocery store and much to my delight, I found these:

A few pieces of childhood food memories.
A few pieces of childhood food memories.

These are some of the foods I enjoyed in my childhood. Chocolates, brownies, biscuits and chips. Flat tops, lemon square, hansel, clover, etc. So even though I was disappointed with the pancit luglog and siomai, it was still heaven in the end. 🙂