Review: Kobe Burger by Auskobe

Post by Mark

Kobe Burger

I don’t eat at home since I don’t know how to cook nor do I want to learn how to cook. I know how to make the basics which are sandwiches, omelets, burgers and cookies and I don’t see a need to learn how to make other dishes.

Since its ramadan all restaurants are closed till like 5:30PM, this means when I am done with work at 3 I have over 2 hours before I eat. The thing is I can’t go out to eat at 5:30 because my riding lessons are from like 5 to 6:30. Thats why I have to eat at home.

Yesterday while shopping at Sultan Center in Salmiya I decided to pick up 2 packs of Kobe Burger, I have been wanting to try it for a long time now but since I don’t eat at home I found no need to get it. After picking up the burgers I picked up a packet of sliced American white cheese loaves, 1 white onion, a bottle of Heinz Ketchup and some burger buns. Nat didn’t want Kobe Burgers since she doesn’t like thick burgers so I picked up a packet of regular frozen burgers for her.

I have a Kenwood grill at home and I use it mainly to grill my burgers on and this is how I do it:

– I grill the burger for 5 minutes, flip it, let it grill for another 5 minutes, flip it, let it grill for another 5 minutes and finally I flip it one last time for a final 5 minutes.

– Once I am done I put a slice of cheese on the burger, leave it on the grill for another minute then I take the burger with cheese and place it on the bottom half of my bun.

– I then place it in the microwave for 10 seconds so the cheese can melt.

– I then put some ketchup on the burger and top it off with diced white onions

– I cover my burger with the top half of the bun and my burger is ready to eat.

Kobe on the grill

I am sure Gastronomica is better at making burgers then me since if you check out his website you will notice all his meals are very gourmet like. Hopefully he will be nice enough to share a tip or two in the comments below but until he does this is how I make my burgers.

How did the burgers come out? Fanfrigintastic! I like my burgers well done and I was expecting this burger to come out dry but it didn’t. It was soft, juicy and tasted like something you would find at a posh restaurant or hotel room service. It was surprisingly very good and it turned out to be the best burger I ever made.

Now the biggest problem with the Kobe Burger is the price. Each patty costs KD1.250 which isn’t cheap if you compare it to other frozen burgers. BUT without getting into the taste or quality of meat please look at the picture above of the burgers on the grill. Do you notice the 2 large patties on the left? Do you notice the tiny patty on the top right? Guess which patty is your average everyday frozen one? These kobe burgers are big and thick. Kobe beef also comes from Wagyu cattle which are “renowned for its flavor, tenderness, and fatty well-marbled texture”. So yes KD1.250 is worth it specially if you have a passion for burgers.

From now on if I ever need to make burgers at home this is the only burger I will get. I can no longer have those crappy frozen burgers that come 8 in a pack. I have been spoilt. Final score is a 4.5 out of 5. I would have given it a 5 but they are a lot messier to cook then the regular burgers because these are bigger and juicier so they spray more grease. This means more cleaning for me which always sucks.


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Yehya Celebrity Photographer

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Lexicon emailed me this link to a clip on YouTube of this Egyptian guy called Yehya. Yehya likes to take pictures with famous celebrities and he has over 1600 pictures so far, this video clip is of him on the Jimmy Kimmel show and its extremely funny. Fasttelco users might have trouble viewing the video since its on YouTube. [Video]


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Alan Fletcher – RIP

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This is very sad news, Alan Fletcher an incredibly talented Graphic Designer passed away on the 21st of September. I can’t believe this news wasn’t more publicized. Alan Fletcher was a founding member of the design agency Pentagram and is among the most influential figures in British graphic design history. I posted about him previously when I wrote about the Commercial Bank of Kuwait logo. This is really really sad news. If you never read my post on the CBK logo then you should since there is a very nice piece written by Alan Fletcher where he talks about his experience coming to Kuwait and the idea behind the logo. I can’t believe he is dead! [Link]


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Keystone Light Commercial

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Here is another really funny commercial. Since YouTube still doesn’t work right on Fasttelco just right click and save as the link to download it onto your computer. [WMV 1.5MB]


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New iPods now available at zMacShop

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New iPods

The new 80GB iPod and the new 4GB and 8GB nanos are now available at zMacShop. The 80GB iPod is selling for KD120 while the 4GB nano is selling for KD77 and the 8GB for KD88. These prices are CHEAP compared to the older ipods currently selling in the local market. Also as of this post no other Apple store in Kuwait has the new iPods.

Anyway check out their newspaper ad. [Advert]
And here is a link to their website. [Link]


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Looks like fun

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Found this video via Leilouta’s blog. Creative people having a lot of fun. [Video]


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Rent a cool car

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Saleen

I was flipping through Al Hadaf which is like Al Waseet and decided to find out how much certain cars cost to rent. Turns out you can rent a Mustang Saleen for KD60 a day. [Link]

You can also rent a Lamborghini Gallardo for KD400 a day but from a different place, call 6977266 if you are interested.

You can rent a Porsche Carrera 4S for KD145 a day while a Caymann will set you back KD125. Also from a different place and you can contact them on 5649100


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Kids R Us

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Anyone got ANY pictures of the old Kids R Us in Kuwait? Tried google and I couldn’t even find the old yellow koala logo yet alone pictures of the actual place.


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H&M

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H&M
H&M does not stand for Her Majesty. It stands for Hennes & Mauritz. I have heard and read numerous people saying it stands for Her Majesty, I don’t know where they got that from. [Link]


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For Sale: 60GB iPod Video with Accessories

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ipod and speakers

Ok here is another iPod Video for sale but this time it comes with some accessories. This is what the guy is selling:

– Black 60GB iPod Video (excellent condition)
– Original Packaging, CDs and Apple stickers
– Protective Soft Cover
– Logitech speakers with protective case
– FM Transmitter
– Retractable audio video cable for connecting iPod to TV

Asking price: KD95

If you are interested contact Rejoy on 9594835


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