Mais Alghanim – Lebanese Cuisine

Mais AlGhanim

I’m surprised there hasn’t been any blog reviews for Mais Alghanim in all these years. Maybe because the place has been there for a long time and almost everyone I know has been there. Everyone except me, that is. In all my years in Kuwait I’ve actually never dined there and it has always been takeout orders, whether at the office or at client meetings.

Sheesha Pipe

Last week a few friends and I went there to celebrate a recent event and we had a good time there and some of them enjoyed the items I suggested so I thought I’d post them here. This isn’t a full review of the place but rather a list of stuff I always order from there. I wish I were a little more adventurous and order the Kibbeh Nayyeh but maybe next time.

Olives

Pan Fried Chicken Liver in Pomegranate Molasses

For starters we ordered the Hummous Beiruty, Assorted pastries platter and Fried Chicken Livers in Pomegranate Syrup. The last one is a personal favorite of mine and I’d decided on that even before we reached the venue. A few of my friends loved it too. For drinks we had some mint lemonades, colas and our old friend, the Saudi Champagne, that I wrote about a few years ago.

Saudi Champagne

The restaurant seems to be very smoker friendly and most of the tables around us had men and women lighting up and we ordered a bunch of Sheeshas for ourselves. I don’t smoke generally but I did enjoy puffing occasionally on the apple flavored sheesha.

The main course consisted of several orders of Mais Alghanim Grill platters that consisted of Shish Tawouk, Kababs, Tikkas, slices of Kentakli bread and French Fries and their Charcoal Grilled Chicken.

Grilled Chicken

Grilled Meat Platter

We ended the night with assorted desserts for everyone but I convinced a few friends to order the Um Ali which is one of my favorite Arabic desserts. For all the pictures you can click on the album link [here]

Um Ali

Mais AlGhanim is located on Gulf Road, opposite the Kuwait Towers and they have a location in Mahboula as well. Locations and maps [here] and the full menu is [here]

Grendizer opening song by Sami Clark

I found this video while going thru Ansam’s blog and was excited when I heard that old favorite once again. I was never aware of the singer who did the Arabic version so I did a little searching around and found a wiki on him in French. Here’s the translation;

Sami Clark Biography [link]
He was born in Lebanon in the village of el Dhour Choueir.
He sang in Arabic but also in English and won a number of international awards, as the price of Menschen und Meer Austria Mori Mori for his song that made ​​him famous. His songs are characterized by romanticism. In addition to Arabic (Lebanon) and English, he sang in Armenian, French, Italian, and Russian and is thus one of the few singers who have sung in many languages.

Sami Clark live [link]

And now the original Japanese version [link]