My Food Quirks

I wasn’t a picky eater, ever! I’d eat anything given, offered or served in front of me. My palate’s never shy. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But still, we all have our little quirks when it comes to the food (or drinks) we eat or maybe never thought of eating. It may be funny for some and weird for others. Anyhow, I thought of making a list of my personal food quirks today.

1. I remove the crust off my toast, I don’t eat them.

2. I don’t chew gum.

3. I don’t eat strawberry-flavored foods/drinks.

4. I enjoy eating sweet potatoes with marshmallows.

5. I love peanut butter and jelly. I’ve met a lot of people who find this a weird combination and I don’t know why.

6. I enjoy my spaghetti a lot more if mixed with mayonnaise.

7. I used to soak coffee beans on my coke for more than half an hour or so before drinking it.

8. I prefer eating ice cream once it’s melted already so sometimes, I first put it in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds.

9. I don’t like my food mixing up on my plate so I use section plates at home. When dining outside, I try not have them mixing with each other. I know they’ll all get mixed up in the stomach just the same… Well, it’s okay that they touch each other but I don’t want seeing them all mixed up.

10. I don’t eat yoghurt. (And cheese, if I can avoid it).

11.ย I prefer my coffee warm. I don’t like iced coffee that much. So I usually make (or order) a cup of hot coffee and let it cool down before enjoying it.

12. I won’t eat sharing food without a serving spoon.

13.ย I always bring with me a lunch box cutlery set (spoon, fork, chopsticks) or a sujeo (spoon & chopsticks) as I use them instead of those in restaurants whenever in doubt.

14.ย I enjoy eating breakfast foods for dinner.

15.ย I haven’t eaten pizza for more than a year I think but when I sometimes do, I only eat Margherita and Hawaiian. Yes, I love pineapples on my pizza! And the fewer toppings, the better.

16. I prefer eating bananas with peanut butter.

17. I used to only eat egg whites, then I used to eat only egg yolks. Now, I devour the whole egg!

18. I’m no longer used to eating noodles with a fork, I always prefer eating them now with chopsticks.

19. I eat M&Ms color by color. I don’t like the orange and yellow-colored ones though so I give them away. I eat the brown ones last when I’m alone but eat them first when I’m with my brother because he eats them all!

20. I like eating dessert with my meal whenever possible.

21.ย When I eat Arabic bread — they call it kuboos, I’m not sure if it’s spelled that way! — I don’t eat the bottom part and I don’t eat it if it’s not made on the same day.

22. I eat apples but I don’t like apple juice; I eat oranges but I don’t like orange juice.

23. I like dipping bread with butter on my hot chocolate or coffee.

24. I only drink laban during the month of Ramadan.

25. I always use matching spoon and fork or paired/matching spoon and chopsticks. I don’t like eating using unmatched cutlery.

26. I still eat baby foods (Gerber & stuff) like once or twice a month. I love the banana flavor.

So there goes my food quirks and I still don’t think I’m weird, do you? Anyway, what’s yours?

Kanemochi Kuwait

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Kanemochi is a dessert/ice cream brand well-known for its fresh Japanese mochi filled with premium ice cream. I first thought it originated in Japan but it’s actually from Thailand.

It was my first time to taste these awesome bite-sized goodies and was also my first time to visit Dalal Complex. The mall is pretty empty and Kanemochi is located on the first floor. The shop itself was cute and quiet, I can sit there all day and read a book or something while munching these goodies! ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‹

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There are 21 flavors of these cute, delicious treats and tonight we tried taro (their best-seller), mint chocolate, melon and pistachio with almonds. The best one for me was the taro and mint chocolate. Yummers! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘

Each piece costs 750 fils and one piece is not enough! Ha!

The staffs were quite friendly, too! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, for those of you who haven’t tried it yet, you can visit them in Dalal Complex, Salmiya. It’s a great way to chill out this summer!

*I’m not in any way paid to endorse or blog about Kanemochi Kuwait. I am just so happy to have tasted them tonight and thought it’s worth sharing!

Breakfast for Dinner

I had a date with my preggy friend last Thursday and decided to dine in IHOP which is actually one of the few places I go to alone very often. It’s my friend’s first time there and she kinda feels weird having breakfast meals for dinner. But then she said, that’s to be expected whenever she’s with me. (Okay, friend. I’ll take it as a compliment!)

I think those who know me can tell right away which one’s mine… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wordless Wednesday

Threesome :)

This halo-halo is flirting with me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thai Day Out

So it was my day off and two of my friends just finished from work and we’re all hungry. One of them really wanted to have rice and soup so we went to the Thai restaurant I frequently go to with my other friends and colleagues.

We had seafood tom yum, chicken satay, tempura and a variety of fried rice. The rice serving seemed too much for me that I wasn’t even able to order my favorite sticky rice with mango anymore. The tempura was quite disappointing though. I don’t think I’d ever order tempura from them again.

Anyhow, it still was a good late lunch (or early dinner) with my friends last Friday.

Do you enjoy Thai food as well? What’s your favorite dish? I’ll be delighted to know! ๐Ÿ™‚

Shakey’s Kuwait

I received some very unexpected good news a couple of days ago and so my friend and I decided to meet and have dinner together to discuss about it and catch up with each other’s lives, too.

We decided to go and try Shakey’s Pizza as it has just opened a few weeks/months ago. I have never dined in any Shakey’s restaurant since I came here so I was really excited but wasn’t expecting too much as I always get disappointed when I do.

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So, we tried fried chicken & mojos. The chicken tastes like how I remember it should but the mojos were different and small.

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We divided the pizza in two flavors, mine was hawaiian and belly buster for my friend. It’s a bit different, too from what I’m expecting but still good.

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We also had pasta. My friend tried spaghetti with meatball, as in, MEATBALLLL! It’s pretty funny seeing a huge piece of meatball on top of the spaghetti! ๐Ÿ™‚ You’d feel full already just by looking at it!

Anyway, I opted for spicy seafood marinara and it was a winner! That for me was the highlight that night. The serving was a little too much for me but it’s delicious! At a very affordable price.

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All in all, it was a great dinner. I think it’s safe to recommend it! ๐Ÿ™‚ The staffs are friendly, as well. I wasn’t really expecting them to be that friendly but surprisingly, they were! So that’s a big plus. Oh except for the one who settled our bill…

Check ’em out, they’re located in Salmiya, just in front of Galleria 2000.

Happy day, homo sapiens!

About Last Night

My home and my new workplace is now far from my favorite Korean restaurant so it’s not really very easy and convenient for me anymore to go and eat Korean food. Last night though, I really can’t suppress my cravings any longer.

So of course, the very tasty and colorful side dishes or banchan (๋ฐ˜์ฐฌ) were served first: kimchi, fish cakes, pajeon, green beans, pickled onions and potato salad.

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The main dish is haemultang (ํ•ด๋ฌผํƒ•) or spicy seafood soup/stew. It’s made with a variety of seafood and some veggies. It’s a very comforting soup/stew specially now that winter’s coming. ๐Ÿ™‚

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How ’bout you? What foods do you crave for nowadays? And do you like Korean food, too? I’d be glad to know… ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Thursday/weekend, homo sapiens!

Korean Food

Korean foods never fail us… ๐Ÿ™‚

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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…

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.

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Happy Thursday, homo sapiens!

Galbitang

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 (๊ฐˆ๋น„ํƒ•). 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Photo of the Day


So true! 

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

Galbi Tang (๊ฐˆ๋น„ํƒ•) – Korean Beef Short Ribs Soup


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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.

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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.

Pinakbet

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 cookย 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 withย bagoong (salted anchovies) but you can find different versions of it now where bagoong alamang (shrimp paste) is used. ย Pork is usually added for more flavor but I used chicken since pork is not allowed here. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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 ๐Ÿ™‚