Living in Dubai, its normal to try Arabic food but when I got to know about this Kuwaiti restaurant, excitement was inevitable, being blogger the idea of trying out different cuisine allures me like anything. Khaneen means ” Aroma” and expect to feel the aroma in every dish presented here in this Khaneen Restaurant located in Al-Safa.
Kuwaiti cuisine is an infusion of Arabian, Persian, Indian, and Mediterranean cuisines and seafood is a staple part of it.Upon entering you feel warmth and witness relax atmosphere.Hanging lights with adorned wall on both sides of the restaurant makes it a quite distinctive yet keeping the traditional vibes. Staff here is very attentive and service is top notch.They have a plan of extension in 4 to 5 months.
The menu here is not very extensive but you get a fair deal of variety and it took me not more than 5 mins to decide what to try. What I ordered
- Khaneen Ceaser Salad
- Fried Salad
- Chicken Biryani
- Mama Amena’s Motabeg Simach (Hammour Fish)
- Bir El Waledain
- Lgmiat and Gafsha
Started our night with some refreshing drink like Lemonade and Strawberry mojhito. Both were refreshing, lemonade had right balance of sweet and sour which usually you unable to get even in opulent restaurants.
From salad section we ordered Ceaser Salad and Fried Salad. One was healthy with fresh veggies and chicken strips and Fried salad was a melody of eggplant,zucchini,cauliflower,coloured bellpapers,white cheese and tomatos drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Tastewise both were amazing but ceaser won the battle by being healthy.
From rice section we tried Chicken Biryani and Khaneen Ghouzi. Aromatic long grain rice with earthy aroma along with shredded meat,ghouzi stole our heart instantly. The tomato sauce came with it went very well and enjoyed every bite of it. Chicken Biryani has mild hint of saffron, soft chicken pieces and some nuts which make the whole dish flavorful and appetizing.
Kuwaiti cuisine is incomplete without seafood and how we could miss the chance of trying fish here. We ordered Hammour Fish which came with a side of fragrant nut-like aroma yellow rice.Fish was homogeneously marinated in mild in-house spices and cooked to perfection.
In desserts,we tried a mix platter of lgmiat and gafsha. Fried balls dipped in sugar molasses and the other was bir el waladein,egg pudding topped with saffron,cardamom and nuts.We washed down everything with a warm cup of karak tea and left the place with contented heart and happy tummy.
Do try out this hidden kuwaiti gem, not only the delectable food but the service here and smiling face passionate to serve you best, make your visit a delightful experience.