I invited myself to the newly opened Indian restaurant Moti Mahal Delux (See I’m getting addicted to Indian food), its located next to Johnny Carino’s on Gulf road. In the same location there were two before; Big Al’s and The Noodle House and both closed, I even thought that this location is jinxed.
I’m noticing many Indian restaurants opening in Kuwait but I don’t mind it. Inside it was medium-size and decorations were simple with Indian touch, though I liked the slow Indian music playing in the background and the sea view. I picked the menu and saw the traditional Indian dishes, mostly tandoori.
I started with lentil soup (light and tasted good), then I ordered spicy chicken tikka (taste was good) and coupled it with steam rice.
The few plates that I tasted were good, the service level was fine. My check came KD6.650 which is reasonable.
I’ll have another visit for Moti Mahal and will try other plates. Question is, will Moti Mahal survive or fail like the others?
I was craving for Biryani, I asked my friends if they know good Indian restaurants and they said there’s a new one at Beda’a named Copper Chimney. I arrived there at lunch time and it was quiet, I asked the supervisor about the restaurant, he said its popular Indian restaurant from Mumbai and this is the first branch in Kuwait.
Inside it was medium sized, in the upper floor there’s a place for occasions or gatherings. I picked the menu and saw many Indian dishes, mostly tandoori’s and grills. Customers can see the chef while they prepare the food, good idea.
They brought us bread, yogurt and sweet chilly, and pickles for starters.
I picked chicken soup with saffron flavor (average taste), Sambusa (good), and Burrah Chop; cinnamon scented succulent lamb chops chargrilled and seasoned with zesty spices (tasty but I should have gone for little spicy).
Chicken Biryani; I liked how they present it, the taste was good but I wish it was less oily.
The check was KD12.5 , the staff was very friendly and level of service was great. I will try Copper Chimney again but I will go with grills next time.
Address: Beda’a , opposite to Salwa, beside Melenzane restaurant.
I watched the new Shahrukh Khan 3D movie Ra. One at Avenues cinema. Its been really long time since I watched Indian Movies.
Story: Shahrukh Khan designs a 3D video game with indestructible evil character named Ra. One, later Ra. One comes into real life seeking revenge from a boy (Shahrukh Khan’s son) because he defeated him in the game.
The movie started interesting, but later gets little boring maybe because its too long (160min) and I felt I was watching a commercial copy of The Terminator or Matrix, still its a good effort from Bollywood but it could have been much better.
I was invited on a tour for the biggest restaurant in Kuwait, Green Apple, that will open in 2 weeks. I’m sure most of you have already seen it while driving on 1st ring road nearby Sharq area.
Stepping inside, I was thrilled with how big it was with floor area of 750 Sq.meter. There is a Lebanese, Iranian, Indian, and Chinese restaurants on three levels.
The decorations looked fancy, and there were many new ideas such as cameras to monitor the staff at the kitchens, smart ventilation system, facilities for special needs, dishes washing machines, ISO certification, special cooking equipment, and large staff.
I asked about the raw food source ? They said all raw food is local and meat comes from Kuwait Livestock Co.
The restaurant is owned by Tarmeem gen trad & Cont Co. and it seems really promising. I’ll check it out when it opens and write a review.