We had a Ghabga* at the Diwaniya yesterday. We took pictures of the whole thing. My brother got carried away with the camera and now i have over 350 pictures of every person of the 60+ who were there. When it was time to arrange the buffet I thought I should take as many pictures as possible, you know, good blogging material… But this time I really don’t know what was wrong with me, every picture turned out blurry and couldn’t find any nice drool-worthy ones. Yeah, so anyway, the picture above is of my dish ๐Ÿ˜›

We had a blast, and the star of the Ghabga was the ‘best Knafa in Kuwait’ that I once posted about. It was reeaally good. 2 full trays were gone within minutes. Highly recommended. You know what? Once the guilt of having this post published during a Ramadan day subside, I’ll write a detailed post dedicated to the making of this Knafa ๐Ÿ˜›

This last picture courtesy of HKR.

*Ghabga is a late dinner/Sohoor** where we invite family and friends to a big dinner party. The word used always during ramadan.

**Sohoor is the last meal we eat in preparation for a day of fasting.


This entry was posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2008 at 8:39 am

22 Responses to “Ghabga”

  1. nemo says:

    bl 3afiaa
    im thirsty :S


  2. Mathai says:

    Mmm.. looks nice !
    could you also name the dishes shown in the pictures ?
    I would like to know what the items in the 2nd and 5th pictures are called :)


  3. Pink GirL says:

    bel 3afiaa
    yawa3tna ๐Ÿ˜€


  4. lieye says:

    ุงู„ุบู‚ุจุฉ ุฃูˆ ุบู‚ุจุฉ ุฃูˆ ุบุจู‚ ุฃูˆ ุงู„ุบุจูˆู‚

    ูˆุงู„ุบูŽุจููˆู‚ ูˆุงู„ุบูŽุจููˆู‚ุฉ : ุงู„ู†ุงู‚ุฉ ุงู„ุชูŠ ุชุญู„ุจ ุจุนุฏ ุงู„ู…ุบุฑุจ
    ุงู„ุบูŽุจููˆู‚ ู…ุง ูŠูุดุฑูŽุจ ุจุงู„ุนุดูŠู‘ ูˆู‡ูˆ ุฎู„ุงู ุงู„ุตูŽุจููˆุญ. ูŠู‚ุงู„ ุดุฑุจ ุงู„ุบูŽุจููˆู‚

    ู…ู†ู‚ูˆู„ ู…ู† :ู…ุนุฌู… ุงู„ู…ุญูŠุท ูˆู…ุนุฌู… ู„ุณุงู† ุงู„ุนุฑุจ


  5. The Talker says:

    ุงู„ู„ู‡ู… ุงู†ูŠ ุตุงูŠู… .. ูŠู…ุนูˆุฏ ูุทุฑุชู†ูŠ ู‡ู‡ู‡ู‡ู‡ู‡ู‡
    ุนุงุฏ ุฏู‚ูŠุช ุนู„ู‰ ุงุฎุชูŠ ุชุณูˆูŠ ู„ู†ุง ู‡ุงู„ู…ุฌุจูˆุณ ุงู„ุญู„ูˆ ู…ุน ุงู„ู…ุนุจูˆุฌ (ุงู‡ ูŠุง ุงู„ู…ุนุจูˆุฌ) ุนู„ู‰ ุงู„ูุทูˆุฑ ุงู„ูŠูˆู…
    ุงุฐุง ุงู†ุง ูุทุฑุช ู‚ุจู„ ุงู„ู…ุบุฑุจ ุงู„ูŠูˆู… .. ุงู†ุช ุชู‚ุถูŠ ุนู†ูŠ ู„ูˆูˆูˆูˆู„


  6. Ali says:

    Metnaaa Yooooo3 :(


  7. eshda3wa says:

    oooh bel3afya
    3ad 7ade im hungryyy


  8. :::ShoSho::: says:

    Biii mashallah.. bil3afiya lol 3ayyal what is your sohoor or this is also your sohoor? ๐Ÿ˜‰


  9. 5ermesS says:

    lol walla stathamt fina ya Yousef
    ana mo mshawegny ella ilknafaa :(

    3laaakom b2aalf 3afya


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  11. Teeman says:

    3alaikom bil 3afyaa….uffff yabeeelaa marag bamyaa g6oor*drool* no dammit must resist thinking of foood !


  12. Purgatory says:

    If that was your ghabga, what did people eat at f6oor or even s7oor!


  13. Ansam says:

    3alaikom bel3afia
    I love okra (marag bamya) so much!!!
    I am inviting you (and illi ye3ezoon 3alaik) for ghabga so stay tuned
    Its for charity :-)


  14. Intlxpatr says:

    WOW. So much food. Did you cook it yourselves, or was it delivered? It looks delicious.


  15. pumkinah says:

    the food looks great mashalah bs nabe n3aref mn wain ?? sheghel betkum wela order ?? .. mashalaaah bel 3afyah i wish i was there ๐Ÿ˜›


  16. um-mit3ib says:

    ilso’al ele yi6ra7 nafsa ohwa laish shakel dishdashtek wardeya?!!!!!!!


  17. Yousef says:

    nemo Allah Y3afeech :)

    Mathai The second picture is Fatat Humos and the 5th pic is Msakhan, its a Palestinian dish :)

    Pink GirL Allah Y3afeech :)

    lieye I never knew it was originally meant and used in that context :) thanks.

    The Talker hehehehe laa yam3awwad ana yaallah a9oom 3an nafsy :) o bil3afya 3alaik ilma3booch ๐Ÿ˜›

    Ali hehehe sorry :)

    eshda3wa Allah y3afeech :)

    :::ShoSho::: hehehehe Allah y3afeech bs laa this was my sohoor aslan couldn’t even breathe afterwards :)

    5ermesS lol sorry sorry :) 3ad liknaafa kanat shay 3ajeeeeb!!

    Teeman LOL stay strong! o Allah y3afeek :)


    Ghabga = sohoor
    f6oor = Ghabga – variety.

    Ansam Inshallah o Allah y3afeech :)

    Intlxpatr All home made except the Knafa (dessert). :)

    pumkinah sheghel baitna :)

    um-mit3ib LOL! wardiya 3aad yathalma ๐Ÿ˜› it was a perfectly white dishdasha until i started eating… ๐Ÿ˜›


  18. um-mit3ib says:

    w yes wardeya;p
    rmothan 7aram itchatheb ๐Ÿ˜›


  19. 5ermesS says:

    All home made except the Knafa <<== even the mini cheesecakes she’3el baitkom????
    cuz … wella agolek answer me then i’ll tell you cuz of what ;p


  20. Yousef says:

    5ermesS no no the mini cheesecake weren’t bought or made by us, they were brought in by one of the guys :)


  21. pumkinah says:

    plz ask the guy who brought the cheese cakes mn wain they looks yummmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ๐Ÿ˜›


  22. 5ermesS says:

    from bait bl5aldiya mo 7af’6a el3nwaan bs hatha raqamhom 4910019

    o sorry yousef I replied to pumkinah bs gelt bdal ma te3anna o ts2al ur friend cuz e7na 3ala 6ool na6lib mnhom o i’m pretty sure ena hatha sh’3elhom :)


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