Monday, October 17, 2005

Quick Restaurant Note

I discovered a new place last night. I had been to their indoor restaurant before, but last night, I discovered their outdoor seating and it is very cool. The restaurant is Madrigal (2448000) in Shaab. The seating is in little tents for groups. Each tent has its own air conditioning, TV, and living-room type seats. Unfortunately, our tent was kind of hot because the AC wasn't working very well. The restaurant has a varied menu (with pictures - yeah!) with Arabic, Indian, Thai, and Chinese cuisine at very reasonable prices. They also do delivery. It was cool to see so many upscale Kuwaiti women hanging out in the tents, smoking sheesha (probably for privacy) with friends. You go, girls! :)

15 comments:

Purgatory said...

hmmm, madrigal, or is it madri gal, as in "I do not know woman", or "unknown woman" or even "I do not know what he said"

what is it anyhooo?

William said...

At least it wasnt bdoon/bedoun gal. I got lost and ended up near Shaab a few nights ago coming from Salmiya to Mahboula (wrong turn = long drive for someone not familiar). Sounds like an interesting place. Might try it out with some friends on a nice night when the weather is good. How much is the food there? I like having everyone know about how much they are spending so they won't freak out if their food is like 8KD or something.

Desert Girl said...

Purgatory: wallah madri ya rijal, but the name is Madrigal. :)

William: Between 1kd and 2.5 kd for entrees.

Purgatory said...

ok anyhoo.

U.E. said...

Sounds like fun, will check it out. Have you been to Jungle Cafe just past Marina Mall? No tents but lots of outdoor seating and I was really surprised by the number of girls smoking sheesha. Single and in groups!

BTW... you've been tagged babe ;-)

kazmawy said...

الحين البنات طايحين له شيشة
انا شفت نفس المنظر فى هيلتون بو حليفة...خيام فى الحديقة الى يم المطعم التايلندى ..يمعة بنات وشيشة..وناقصتهم بس الجنجفة..اشكال ..
....عجيبة

Mello said...

thats great, just when i thought there wasn't any place else in kuwait to try!!...thanks. could you be alittle more clear as to the address tho...:)

Desert Girl said...

Kazmawi - I don't read Arabic.

Can somebody translate for me? I'm an illiterate foreigner.

Mello - give them a call for directions. Nice to hear from you and thanks for stopping by!

Mello said...

oh GREAT!!...that’s a brilliant idea!!...and now since I’m fairly new in Kuwait, can anybody tell me exactly where I can pick up the "Kuwaiti yellow pages"...how do you a find the phone number of a place here in Kuwait?

Desert Girl said...

Mello - I use the Kuwait Pocket Guide for everything here. You can pick one up at any bookstore and most of the hotels in Kuwait. A good bookstore is located in the basement level of Muthanna mall (across the street from the JW Marriott). They've got it.

Mello said...

thanks for the tip!

jashanmal said...

Sheesha--My humble analysis on the growing number of women who smoke sheesha in kuwait, is that they want to make a statement of individuality and liberity, as it was restricted to men in the past. I despise women who smoke it, think of it as unclassy and anti-feminine. recent studies on sheesha revealed a jaw-dropping facts which are:

1- Sheesha causes premature aging 10 times than that of your cigarrets .
2- smoking one serving of sheesha is the equivelant of smoking 250 cigarrets.
3- Sheesha speeds up menapose 20 times than that of cigarrets.
4- Pregnant women who smoke it are prone by an 80% chance of miscarriage.
The list goes on n on n on n on ......
So to all the women out there smoke sheshas until you smoke your lungs out.

Cheerios

Desert Girl said...

Jashanmal, I don't like to smoke it myself - not because I think it is unfeminine or anything - but because I have athesma. Actually, what possibly could be sexier than seeing a pretty woman sucking on a long hose in the middle of a restaurant usually with a smile on her face? Hey - men here do it all the time. The Kuwaiti women I know who smoke sheesha do it because they enjoy it. None of the women I know who do consider it a statement.

What really bothers me in other countries is seeing women drink beer from bottles. To me, that is unfeminine and unclassy. Guess everybody has their own thang.

jashanmal said...

Different strokes for different folks.

Next time you go to a sheesha cafe observe how the beauty of women who smoke withered away...

Anonymous said...

"beauty of women who smoke withered away...", serioiusly it's just not that serious dood.