Iraqi Restaurant – Malak Al-Mushiyat (Kuwait)
Fresh, healthy, rich in flavor and diverse, is I believe a good way to briefly describe Middle Eastern cuisine. While everyone has their favorites and Lebanese is comparatively more popular especially among fine dining Arabic cuisine restaurants, I have been trying to explore the diversity in the cuisine. A friend informed me about this Iraqi place and though we had been here couple of times before, we never got down to pen a review… until now.
One thing I can begin with is by commending them on the consistency of quality. The choices of dishes available on the menu are very limited. The restaurant does not serve fish, quizi or even many appetizers. This I guess is because it’s not a fine dine place and they cater to a specific crowd. We had ordered the Kebab, Shish tauk, Dejaj fahem, Hummous, Muthabal. The Kebabs are extremely flavorful, tender and delicious. This though less oily as compared to the Iranian and other kebabs I’ve had, it was equally if not more tender. For the tauk they used only dark chicken meat (legs/ thighs). This time the hummous and muthabal lacked the punch. The garlic paste served with the tauk was good. I liked the dejaj fahem the most. The flavor was strong and the meat was tender. Iraqi cuisine can contribute their distinct flavor to a red p
owder (summar) they sprinkle over all the main dishes. The quantity was very good and we had more than enough for 3 adults. The total bill came to Kd 7.250. They meal ended with their traditional tea. We squeezed some lemon and enjoyed it. The guy who served us kept coming asking if we wanted more.. and this was ‘on the house’ ;).
Ratings – Ambiance – 5/10, Service -8/10, Menu – 7/10, Food – 9/10, Consistency – 8/10, Value for Money – 9/10
Overall – Apart from having limited choices, I really like the food. The price is more a bonus than a reason why its highly recommended.
Location – Shahir Tijari Centre, Ground Floor, Next to Babak (Iranian rest), adjacent Sharq fire station on Al-Shuhada street.
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