Now that I’m full and looking at all these pictures, I can’t help but remember what my college professor (she’s Iraqi) told me when we were discussing the similarities of our dishes (Iraqi and Kuwaiti dishes). She said “we have many things in common, but we’re much more sophisticated when it comes to food, mostly because we were hugely influenced by the turks. Whereas your dishes, you of the gulf countries, your dishes aren’t presented well and sometimes I can’t even look at them. Look at your harees or whatever you call it for example, It looks like something that has been chewed and returned back”

Ista’3farallah.. But I think she really has a point! πŸ˜›


This entry was posted on Sunday, December 7th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

12 Responses to “Our Futoor”

  1. iLSuL6ana says:

    3alakom eb alf 3afya oo taqaball allah inshalla..looool laa 7aram akelna 7elooo…allah haressss alath shay ! il mohem il jawhar mo il shakel lol

  2. eshda3wa says:

    eshfeeh elharees

    im drooling over it !


  3. shosho says:

    be alf 3afyaaa … bs thanii maraaa plz invite me πŸ˜›

  4. Nwaiir says:

    YUM !!! πŸ˜€ 3alaikum bil 3afyaaa il machbooos shaklaaa 5a6eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer

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  6. Bo Ya3goob says:

    Bel 3afya And yeah she was right our food dont look good in pictures but there taste is the best ever go KUWAITI FOOD

  7. DVLz says:

    food is usually ranked the following from most important to least
    1- Taste ( Long term desire )
    2- Smell ( Short term pull factor used as marketing technique)
    3- Look ( Short term pull factor used as marketing technique)

    As for our traditional food there is an influencing factor called “nostalgia”
    which makes us eat what we know, if you ever lived outside your country you will know what I’m talking about.

    Usually I laugh at those restaurants when they design the dishes part of their presentation, as if your going to lick ur dish or what I call waste of food. You might get the best looking food but no taste nor smell. It is as simple as that if the food looks glorious and sparkling and doesn’t taste good you will simply not going to eat it, unless you force yourself to eat it cause you paid more than what it deserves.

    This is a good example that shows how taste is better factor than smell.

    The Durian Fruit

    Durian is the name of the tree and the fruit. Durian is an expensive and exotic fruit from Asia and is referred to as “The king of all fruits”.”durian is a fruit that smells like hell but taste like heaven”. While almost everyone who has tasted the durian fruit agrees the taste is heavenly, no two ever describes the taste the same.

  8. GoMo says:

    YuMmY ;PpP


  9. Hamad says:

    shlooon el3eed bedoooni ? 3asa ma estanastaw wayed bas?

  10. 5ermesS says:

    el quote elle katba yagleb elchabt bs elpics TEFTA7 ENAFS ;D

    3laaikom b2alf 3afya and 3idkom mbaraak πŸ˜‰

  11. 7zaya says:

    I cannot believe you just sat there in silence while our harees’s, our national heritage, our delicacy, our source of mouthwatering delight, was being slandered.



  12. Mathai says:

    Wow ! thats a really great looking spread ! I can almost taste it ! πŸ˜›