Date: August 3rd 2008
Time: (22:31) 10:31 pm
Location: Marina Crescent, Kuwait
Exact Location: ayyame Restaurant - Arabic Fusion أيّامي
Pre dining: Entered the restaurant..requested a table...sat down.. annoying waiter.. dirty napkin..waiter argued it was a print on the napkin.. I argued it was used napkin.. waiter agreed to get a new napkin.. went ahead and ordered...Order consisted of:
2 عصير رمان
The order itself was a ticking bomb, never mind that.. it got worse..
we both had our soup.. a bit too much cumin but hey,, no biggi.
the salad was ok.. nothing special ..it was a green salad with falafel pieces and taheini dressing.
Kushari tasted like 3aish w daqoos..
so far no problem.. not a great experience but ..eh, what the heck it's a try out.
so while digging into my kushari and through my 4th bite I choked.. seriously choked!! I couldn't figure out what was that I sensed in the back of my throat.. sorry for being too graphic.. but I neither could swollow it nor could I spit it out !!
After 2 glasses of water and a few sips of my pomogrenate juice I was finly able to wash it down!
I was still puzzled by the sharp sticky object that I couldn't swallow.. so I did my little investigating technique and searched through the kushari bowl to find out what was this little surprise they served me.. it was a small piece that looked like a raw onion, yet not exactly?!..
So,, my partner in crime decided to dissect the object to find out what it was.. to our astonishment it was not a rough onion nor a cooked one!!!.. actually,, it was not food at all !.. and after all the smelling, pinching, bitting, nipping and tearing of the object.. to our surprise it was nothing but PLASTIC! yes ladies and gentleman plain old plastic.
our conclusion was that while preparing the extravagant dish.. and putting the ingredients together .. some of those ingredients came in a plastic bag .. and ofcourse... a little plastic gift was stashed in there for me to discover
Food: Guess!!! Bad
Over all experience: in my case BAD
moral of the story: check your food prior to eating it.. you never know what kind of surprise awaits you !
Note to self: NEVER go to ayyame again!