The wonderful Bibi, invited me and my friends to dine out at the ever so colorful AYYAME restaurant.
Colorful is the word I chose because of the cultural fusion you’ll find yourself drowned in, willingly. You see, at first I was hesitant to dine out there because its not just one cuisine, you know ? not just Lebanese, Moroccan or from the gulf, its a mixture from here and there so I was not sure yet. Honestly, they brought the house down with their idea, it was PERFECT.
We got to the place, it was crowded outside, I thought it would not be as crowded at all simply because we came in at 4,30 pm, not exactlly lunch time. We were greeted by the restuaraunt’s manager, Mr.Miguel Gonzalez, who was extremely warm and social.
Moving along, food. Yes, food. You see whenever I have a food review I bring my friends simply because I am not a food critic, those who claim they are better slap themselves immediately or show us your certificate, *snap*
We were pampered to the fullest, sat down, chose nearly everything on the menu, but all on small portions so we can taste every single thing out there, plus I made sure everyone was hungry.
Started off with their ever so festive appetizers, they were all delicious starting with the spinach hummos, DEADLY AMAZING Labneh, the bread basket, specially the GREEN bread, falafel, potato and lentil salads.
I call them the baby making dishes simply because thats how HOT these dishes are, AMAZING !
Later on the Tabliah arrived. Tabliah is a long dish that has three types of cheese or chicken or vegetables. Since every dish is categorized into three kinds of whatever it is you chose, you MUST find a taste or two you like. For instance, I loved two kinds of chicken, Musahab and Musakhan, YUM !
Dont you dare skip the cheese sticks, thats all im saying. Then you have the undeniable mini chicken saaj, DELICIOUS.
I know by now you can sense the colorful sense of food, you need to taste it to feel the awesomeness. Above all of that, my soul had to be tamed, yes it had to be tamed with a dish we got called “Mashwee Jidir”.
This dish screams Jibla. I swear I can tell that the owner had to step into the kitchen and teach them how to do it. A fine piece of loveliness who knows what cooking is, a kuwaiti woman, from the golden days, I can tell. The smell was ” KHANEENA”, the rice, meat, tomato sauce “Daqoos” and additional potato on the side were DIVINE, kuwaiti DIVINE. It makes you feel cozy, you know ? We all agreed that this is the dish to go with, you must ! grab a look at it again:
Ofcourse you can go through the gallery I attached below, but trust that the variety was amazing and I recommend you take a table outside by the sea, the view is amazing and the weather ? I wont even go there.
The service was quick, efficient and on point. We all loved it.
Marina Crescent – 1st floor – right above starbucks.