McDonalds, the Healthy Choice

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McDonalds LogoWhen the movie SuperSize Me came out everyone was like “did you watch it did you watch it?” And I would be like “yeah its bullshit’. No one believed me.

Now a new movie is coming out called “Mickey D’s and Me” that supports my view. The movie is a documentary made by a woman called Soso Whaley who went on a McDonalds diet and ended up losing weight and cholesterol points! Soso believes people are responsible for their weight gain and not the restaurants which I believe is true. Click here to read her interview.


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Review: Baba Taher Restuarant

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Over 10 years ago, me and my family went to this restaurant called Baba Taher. None of us had heard about it before but one my dads clients who was Iranian recommended it to us. He told us Baba Taher was one of the best Iranian restaurants in town and with that in mind we decided to check it out. We were expecting a lavish restaurant in a nice building but when we got to the location we were like WTF? The location turned out to be bad but the food turned out to be extremely good, 10 years later and I am still going back.

Baba Taher is located in a rundown probably soon to be demolished building in Kuwait City, near Arraya Centre opposite the fire station. Once you go up to the mezzanine floor and enter the restaurant, things get better. The place is clean and comfortable but nothing fancy, but then again its not a fancy place anyway, its more like a family owned business.

baba taher

When you first sit down they bring you a freshly baked basket of Irani bread and a plate which includes slices of white cheese, a large white onion cut in half and some greenery (probably mint or something). I just love having Irani bread with white cheese and onions. The main menu includes soup, salads, appetizers, plat du jour, grills, a handful of traditional plates and dessert. I usually only have the grills and dessert but Nat sometimes has the salad.

baba taher kebab

I haven’t try that much from their menu, I have been ordering the same plate for years now, Kebab with rice. Its the best, its juicy, it smells good, it tastes good, and the meat is sooooo soft. I also used to hate rice until I started having it at Baba Taher, its wonderful. They use Basmeti or something similar I guess and its usually white except for a small amount of yellow colored rice. The 2 Kebab sticks and the large portion of rice are enough to fill you. Incase you have enough room for dessert, Baba Taher has a special ice cream called Falooda. Falooda looks like very thin noodles chopped up and tastes like nothing I know of. Its very refreshing and they provide you with lime and rose water syrup if you need more flavor.

The place doesn’t except Knet nor Visa card so make sure you bring cash, and don’t worry, you won’t be needing a lot of it. Baba Taher is very affordable, the plate of Kebab with rice costs KD2.500, the Falooda dessert costs only 500 fils. When me and Nat visit our bill comes out to be around KD8 with tip. The only downside to Baba Taher is the service, its very cold. I have been visiting for a long time now and I don’t know anyone’s name and they don’t know mine. Every time I visit they welcome me with the same cold “hello nod”. The waiters are very quiet, very cold, and they look grumpy most of the time. The service is basically unemotional and slow at times. That drops them a point and thats why they get a total score of 4 out of 5. If you are interested to find out where exactly they are located you can call them on 2456140 or 2456241.


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Picture of Fake Hungry Bunny

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This is the picture of the fake Hungry Bunny that I spoke about a few days ago thats opening on the 4th ring road. As you can see, although they are using a similar typeface and color scheme as the official Hungry Bunny, the main visual of the bunny rabbit is different.


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Bye Bye Sub Club, Hello Americana Club

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Just yesterday I posted about the end of the Sub Club here in Kuwait but when I went to Sbarro for lunch they gave me their own version! Its only valid at Sbarro, Hardees, KFC and Baskin Robbins.. but the Fashionway branch. Order anything over KD1.200 from these 4 restaurants and they will give you a sticker. After 4 stickers you get your choice of either a Hardees or KFC combo for free! Offer valid till August 10th.


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No Free Subs

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subway logo

It’s official now here in Kuwait also. No more Sub Club, no more stamps. When I asked the guy why they stopped them he told me because some kids in the States made copies and sold them on eBay. I was surprised to know the guy knew the full story. Now I have a whole bunch of Subway cards that are full and I can’t use them. SUCKS!


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Hungry Bunny

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Just a note, the Hungry Bunny opening on the 4th ring road is NOT the official one. Thank you.


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How long stuff lasts

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Ever wanted to know how long can you keep the ketchup in the fridge or when does your Pepsi go bad? This site has a pretty comprehensive list of Food and Household products and how long they last. The most surprising thing is mayonaise, according to the site:

Mayonnaise
Unopened: Indefinitely
Opened: 2 to 3 months from “purchase by” date (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.)

For some reason I though mayonnaise goes bad very quickly, this is why I usually throw out the jar after the first use. Actually, anything that has been in my fridge for more then a week gets thrown out, unless its in the freezer. [Link]


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Dairy Queen

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Yesterday I was at Marina Mall and I noticed Dairy Queen at the food court shutdown. I guess it was bound to happen, last time I ate there the bread was old and the burger seemed raw. Then whenever I asked them for a chili dog they kept telling me they were out of it. I hope they open Wendeys instead.


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Salad Bar Hacking

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Before you go to a salad bar (like at Pizza Hut) make sure you check this out. [Link]


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McArabia

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Just found out the McArabia is called the Grilled Chicken Foldover outside the Gulf. Was a crappy name.. [Link]


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