Looks like its going to be a very cruel and extremely hot summer in Kuwait with my car temperature reading 52 degrees Celsius today at 11:22 AM. The scary news is that weather experts said that real summer will start on the 22nd of June, my fear is that temperatures this year will reach scary figures.
I say beware and stay out of the direct sun exposure as much as possible.
Do you think we have enough Japanese restaurants in Kuwait so far? Well a new Kuwaiti-based Japanese cuisine, Jusho, has just joined the list.
Jusho was opened at 53 Degrees replacing Baked restaurant that was closed, I chit chatted with the owners who explained that Japanese term “Jusho” translates as”The Address”.
Design-wise; it was simple and reflects Japanese culture, menu was kinda brief but they said that it will be expanded later.
My order was: One tempura salad (tasty but I’d like more tempura), Jusho Maki (crabstick, tempura with avocado, liked it), Sozo Ryoko Maki (spicy), Burger Maki (egg plant and beef, average taste but I’m not into egg plant), and finally Chicken Fried Rice (its spicy, taste was great).
I was thinking what to have for dinner and I thought I might give the new Vinny’s restaurant at 52Degrees in Al Tilal complex a try.
Vinny’s is ran by a young 24 year old Kuwaiti chef, Bader Al Kulaib, who started cooking as a hobby and was encouraged to open a restaurant. I asked whether the name “Vinny’s” had any reference, but was told that its just a name.
Inside, it was cozy and simply designed. The menu was small and most of the dishes were Italian, I picked the Shroom Popper (Mushroom with sauce) and Sange’s Pot Pie (Baked white cream mix of chicken, spinach, and mushroom) for starters, both were tasty.
As for main dish, I had the Fussili Bianca pasta; tasty but needed slightly more salt, and Italian Burger; I was disappointed with the burger, the beef didn’t taste great but the chef said they will change it soon.
“Your Restaurant Your Rules! This is a chance for the Kuwaiti chefs and entrepreneurs to serve their talent on a silver platter! 52 Degrees is offering you a chance to win 100 sq.meter of a RENT FREE, entirely furnished restaurant space; complete with a fully trained staff under your command. 52 Degrees will be giving you total media exposure to advertise your new restaurant. If you love the Food & Beverage industry and have a dream to open and run your own restaurant”