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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Carribean Hut Restaurant

 Ibrahim Bader Al Boreeqee Chef and owner of Caribbean Hut Restaurant Kuwait and his father.

A native of Puerto Rico and born in El Condado, Puerto Rico in the early eighties, due to the military he moved around a lot between and began cooking at the age of 8 under the supervision of his mother. With the direction of his grandparents who consisted of a Home Economics teach and a Chef/Restauranteur/Hotelier, he was able to increase his knowledge and love of cooking. His official training comes from a basic culinary course sponsored by the Georgia National Guard and the time spent working in some of Georgia’s dining facilities at the age of 16; continuing his training by working for restaurants like Waffle House, Country Pride Restaurant, among others.

Fresh  piña colada drink
 Bacalaitos/cod fish fritters
Mofongo- pulled beef with a side of plantains

The chef and his father were very nice and love their business. On this day they weren't able to serve some of their specialties as they were out of some of the imported ingredients. The bacalaitos were good but a little too much oil. I loved the mofongo, next time a little less salt but the piña colada was really good. I would go back when they have more variety but when a business imports their ingredients you have a 50/50 chance of getting certain dishes. They are open from 3pm-11pm Tuesday thru Sunday and closed on Mondays, you can find out more by visiting their website.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Aladdin House tour with AWARE Center

For all of those readers who were interested in visiting the house, the AWARE Center is giving a tour with limited seats available, this tour comes every so often so interested folks should reserve their seat ASAP as the house is small and can't accommodate too many visitors at once. Link to my post about my visit to the house.

April 19, 2014 @ 9:00 am

The Arabs are a proud & sensitive people whose culture is mainly derived from family, religion & language. It is considered a great honor to be invited into the home of the locals & this tour offers a great opportunity to have a look from the inside of a truly unique Kuwaiti house. Fee: KD 2 per person (Bus Transportation Only) Meet at AWARE: 9:00 a.m. Departure from AWARE: 9:30 a.m. Very Limited Seats. Advance reservations are required at info@aware.com.kw.

I prefer visiting without a tour group.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

No one follows the rules in Kuwait

Sign? What sign? Both of the guys in the picture are setting up their grills, one right in front of the sign saying no fires.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Beach Pictures

Some pictures of the rocky beach in Fintas.

A lot of the beaches in the area not good for swimming, too many rocks and submerged junk.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Old Kuwaiti Buildings - Al-Roudan Dwaniya

One of the oldest dwaniyas in Kuwait, the Al-Roudan family dwaniya.

This is one of the oldest schools.

It's a shame the NCCAL doesn't try to save more old structures.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Six Flags coming to Dubai

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company, and Meraas Leisure and Entertainment, have announced plans to bring a theme park to Dubai.

In a joint statement, the companies said a new strategic partnership will bring a Six Flags-branded theme park to the emirate.

The project is planned to open in late 2017 and will be located within the multi-themed park project in Jebel Ali launched by Meraas.

“The cornerstone of our international expansion strategy has always been finding the right partner in the right location and, with Meraas in Dubai, we have done exactly that,” said Jim Reid-Anderson, chairman, president and CEO of Six Flags Entertainment.

“We are honoured to be working with this world-class organization as the first significant strategic step taking the Six Flags brand to growing and successful markets outside North America.”
Raed Al Nuaimi, chief leisure and entertainment officer, Meraas L&E, added: “We are delighted to have a world-leading theme park company and a brand like Six Flags on board. We are confident their presence will perfectly complement our project and further enhance our overall offerings in the leisure and entertainment space.”

“As part of our commitment towards creating one-of-a-kind experiences and contributing towards the Dubai Tourism Vision 2020, our association with Six Flags will help us develop a world-class destination that redefines the industry and positively impacts the regional tourism sector.”
Terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation posted $1.1 billion in revenue last year and operates 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Meraas L&E is the leisure and entertainment arm of Meraas Holding, a Dubai-based real estate development company, which creates integrated master-planned communities.link

Yay! I love Six Flags and it will be closer than Disney Paris!

Al Bustan Restaurant - Radisson Blu Kuwwait

I had a meeting with some friends at the Al Bustan restaurant in the newly remodeled Radisson. It's a nice little restaurant with a buffet. 

It's a quiet place with a nice modern feel.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Violence in Kuwait is out of Control

Four juveniles acquitted of assault, theft
 KUWAIT CITY, April 9: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Anwar Al-Enezi has overturned the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance, which sentenced four juveniles to one-year imprisonment with hard labor for attacking one of their friends and robbing him of his possessions in the parking lot of a commercial complex. The court instead acquitted them of all charges. According to the case files, the victim met the suspects in the parking lot, where they punched and kicked him and used knives against him. After subduing him, they took his mobile phone, credit cards and drivers’ license, after which they ran away. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he received a medical report, indicating the injuries he incurred due to the assault. According to the testimony of the in-charge officer, covert investigations revealed that the suspects assaulted the victim and injured him. The suspects confessed to the crime after they were arrested and interrogated. Lawyer In’am Haydar, who was representing one of the defendants, affirmed that the case lacked substantial evidences to support the allegations the victim made against her clients. She indicated that the victim refused to disclose the identity of the passerby who reported the incident in order to obtain the full account of the incident. She also revealed that none of the reported stolen items was found with the suspects.

Wife assaulted: The Misdemeanor Court acquitted a man of beating his wife and causing her injuries. According to the case file, the wife filed a report against the husband whom she accused of coming to their house in Al-Qurain area and asking for the civil ID and passport of their daughter, and when she declined to answer the husband, he punched her seven times and kicked her with the leg. He is also alleged to have pushed the woman to the floor and she lost consciousness as a result. Medical report confirmed bruises the woman sustained in different parts of the body with additional scratches on the left arm. However, the suspect denied the accusation in the presence of his attorney Mohammed Al-Qattan, and said the wife wanted to sue him for divorce, but he loves her and does not want to divorce her. Al-Qattan implored the court to acquit his client of all accusations against him, because the man has conflict with his wife and the woman wants divorce, but his client wants to keep the family together. The court regarded the accusation as not enough to indict the defendant, and ruled out the medical report.

Let's see here, the husband beat the hell out of his wife and he gets acquitted because "he loves her and doesn't want a divorce?" WTH is going on?

Throwback Thursday - Childhood Cartoons

My favorite was Captain Caveman, I've got my little ones watching the old cartoons on the Boomerang channel.