Thursday, April 27, 2017

Snakes In Bneid Al Gar


Eek! I have heard that the eggs were in the imported fertiliser and now we have a wee snake problem. I hate snakes although someone has told me these are harmless grass snakes I'm still not happy.



Not sure exactly where this video was taken but in Kuwait somewhere and that snake really wants to get in that house. 




Saturday, April 22, 2017

Review: Ovo Restaurant, Bneid Al Gar






































Ovo, Bneid Al Gar, Blk 2, St 77. Tel. 2257 5374


Map


I had heard good things about Ovo and last night we got to try it. Not cheap and not large portions but certainly delicious. 

My daughter loves this place and as it's in the neighbourhood she goes along with her buddies quite often. I have been meaning to go but just never got around to it. The restaurant looks very zen and welcoming but last night we had delivery picked up by the driver so can't comment on delivery, service or interior.

Ovo has recently introduced some meat dishes for the non-vegetarians.

We ordered for 5 people and even though the portions were smallish it was sufficient for us.






































Yep, not cheap like I said but it was really good. The portions could be larger for the prices being charged. Everything was really tasty even our staunch carnivore admitted that it was very satisfying. My only comment would be the mango cheesecake was a bit bland compared to the TDF date kunafa tart with date sauce. 

Would I order again? Possibly but not often at these prices.

9/10 for flavour.







Friday, April 21, 2017

Opening of Al Shaheed Park Phase 2

Review: Al Shaheed Park Phase 2

The restaurants and shops are not finished and open yet and I couldn't find the toilets.

A most unusual mosque
Interesting mini reproductions of old Kuwait City. Enjoyed this
but it would be nice to have a little more colour, detailing and labelling.
Zubadi, Kuwait's national fish. My favourite part of phase 2. 




Detailed labelling would be much appreciated.

A Kuwait dhow. The park is a full tributes to Kuwait's past and heritage. 


A changing wind sculpture that wasn't moving when we were there
but my friend assured me it's quite lovely when it's windier.


So lovely to see such greenery and so many water features.


Impressive landscaping for Kuwait


Any older Kuwaitis will remember playing this marble game, labat teyal.


Always good when you can get out and enjoy nature, art and fresh air. In my humble opinion the phase 2 area is a bit cluttered and has some odd looking designs - the light show area featuring mini Kuwaiti towers, dhows, with some white shaded areas that look like melted ice cream although that too would be reminiscent of Kuwait I suppose. 



What I would really like to see is more attention paid to safety issues for kids as there are still some areas that could allow access to water features and a terrifying dangerous drop up above and behind the Zubadi waterfall.

It would be fabulous to have covered walkways so we can use the park on warmer days, water sprays, a club for teenagers, kids' exercise classes, live music in the restaurants, gardening classes, other exercise equipment, tai-chi classes, more trees and an ice cream man.

For phase 2 I'd give it a 7/10 but that could change as it finishes and more facilities are available.