Tag Archive for: Kuwaiti cuisine

Kuwait – Traditional Margoog (Meat and Vegetable Stew)

Margoog is a stew which is made with meat, vegetables and pasta. You can have this as a lunch or dinner. You can find this anywhere in Kuwait. The important thing about the dish is you have to cook this dish on low heat.

Kuwait – Muttabaq Samak (Fish and Rice)

Muttabaq Samak is a well-known dish in Kuwait. The interesting part of this dish is the rice is cooked in fish stock so the rice has the fish aroma and flavor in it. Muttabaq Samak is very similar to Kuwait’s national dish which is MACHBOOS but Machboos has lamb and rice in it. It is also very popular in other countries like Iraq, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, etc.

Kuwait – Traditional Maglooba (Savory Rice Cake)

Maglooba is one of the delicious and famous cakes in Kuwait. This is an upside-down cake. This dish is served on special events like family gatherings, weddings, Christmas and banquets, etc. This dish available in every restaurant in Kuwait and this is also available at street vendors.

Kuwait – Mumawwash (Rice With Shrimp)

Mumawwash is one of the most delicious and tempting dishes in Kuwait. It is basically a dish that contains flavorful rice with green lentils and tops with dry shrimp. The culture of Kuwait is closest to Bahrain. The seafood of Kuwait has been the backbone of Kuwait for centuries and till now.

Kuwait – Traditional Mandi Laham (Steamed Meat With Rice and Spices)

Mandi means ”meat”. This dish is a combination of Juicy meat with basmati rice and different kinds of spices in it. Mandi Laham is a little similar to Kabsa Rice which is also very yummy. But the flavor of Mandi Laham is very unique.

Kuwait – Traditional Machboos (Spicy Rice With Chicken and Red Sauce)

Machboos is the national dish of Kuwait. The rice specialty with tender and juicy meat with delicious red sauce is amazing. Whenever visitors visit Kuwait they always try Machboos because of rice and who does not love rice. The interesting thing about the dish is the rice is soaked in rose water and saffron. The other rice dishes which are made in rice do not add rose water to the rice. This is the only dish that includes rose water.

Kuwait – Asida (Lump of Dough With Butter and Honey)

Asida is a dish that has a lump of dough with honey and some butter. It has a unique way of eating. Traditionally it is eaten with the index and middle finger of the right hand. The word ASIDA comes from the Arabic word asad which means twist. The recipe of this dish (ASIDA) was found in the 10th century. The recipe of it was found in the book which is called KITAB – AL – TABIH (the book of dishes).

Kuwait – Traditional Spicy Biryani

Biryani is also very popular in Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc. The word biryani came from the Persian language. It s said that the first time biryani was cooked in the royal kitchen (Mughals kitchen). In the sixteenth century, it states that the biryani is from India but that is wrong.

Kuwait – Traditional Quozi (Stuffed Lamb With Spicy Rice)

It is basically the most famous dish in Kuwait. The word ”Quozi” is pronounced as ”Ghozi” or ”Ghoozi”. This dish is served at celebrations like weddings, parties, family get together, etc. People also like to have this dish as lunch or dinner.

Kuwait – Lugaimat (Sweet Dumplings )

Lugaimat is one of the most delicious and appetizing deserts in Kuwait. This is available at every restaurant in Kuwait. Lugaimat is also called ”sweet dough balls”. This is a little similar to doughnuts but not exactly the same.