Bahrain – Eats

After spending a week in Bahrain we had a chance to try a few different places and I’m surprised how much the food tastes good in Bahrain. I love the Adliyah area, so many restaurants to choose from, easy to walk around, they even made it nicer for walking and they opened up an Art Gallery. We had an area like that previously but it has long been destroyed by the First Ring Road project, but thats something else. Sometimes you feel like something good and some times you want fast food, so we had to try Dairy Queen and Jasmys, but DQ is better especially the ice cream. Out of the nice restaurants these are the ones we tried and were very good

Restaurants of Choice:

  • Memories of China – Probably the best Chinese restaurant in the Middle East
  • Cafe Italia – Really good Italian food and I love the interior of the restaurant even though they are a bit slow
  • Meat Company – Can’t go wrong with a good steak

Kuwait Embassy @ The Ritz Carlton

I have never seen this before, but I was curious to why there was a flag of Kuwait at the entrance of the Ritz Carlton in Singapore. I was told that the Kuwait Embassy has occupied half of the 31st floor for the past 14 months now. I was shocked, they have half a floor with only four Kuwaiti employees and three Singaporian secretaries and two drivers. And they have special parking in front of them which is reserved for the staff of the Embassy.

From my understanding they have bought a building and are slowly renovating, but also from a Kuwaiti living in Singapore that they are so comfortable that they aren’t in any hurry to finish the supposedly new embassy, they are enjoying the services of the Ritz Carlton. I always speak to the door men since they know almost everything about the hotel, and I was asking about the embassy. They were telling me that they are very nice, and the staff at the hotel likes Kuwaitis. I asked him what time do they come in, he told me they have relaxed hours, Monday to Thursday from 9-10 am to 3-4 pm with a two hour lunch in between, and on Friday they come in for one hour then leave for Friday prayer and don’t come back, then they have Saturday and Sunday off. For a country that is suffering from a financial crisis the staff seems to be enjoying all the eminities of the Ritz Carlton.