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An Indian Restaurant worth discovering

I need to tell you about a really nice Indian restaurant Vic and I discovered near Abu Hamour. While out for a drive we both felt hungry and both fancied a curry. So we check our Entertainer App for a nearby Indian restaurant and Kababs and Kurries caught our attention. We decided that Kababs & Kurries would be a good choice as it’s located in 01 Mall and we could pop into the Mega Mart branch there at the same time.

Upon arrival

We arrived in Kababs & Kurries around lunch time. It was not busy with only two tables occupied. Staff were warm and welcoming and Veg & Non Veg Thali offerseated us in one of their booths that had the ability of becoming private by closing their curtains (which we did not). We were working our way through the menu pondering which two courses to order when I spotted an advertisement on an adjacent table for a lunchtime offer. Our Entertainer App had a voucher for ‘Buy one main course, get another main course free’. So we intended to order two main courses and share them, which is our normal modus operandi. But we decided not to use our Entertainer voucher and go for the ‘Non Veg Thali’ at QR 55 each instead (only available 12pm to 4pm).

After ordering we were invited to select which flavor yogurt drink we wanted to accompany our meal. I can’t remember what the options were, but both Vic and I went for mango. Whilst waiting for food, I started sipping away at my mango yogurt drink and considered that in other establishments I would have been charged around QR 20 for the drink alone. And it would have been worth it! I love yogurt drinks and this was delicious. We were also given nibbles and dips to keep us occupied while awaiting the main event.

Tastes as good as it looks

When our food arrived it looked amazing. And it tasted every bit as good as it looked. The meats were boneless and good cuts, cooked to perfection. The sauces were tangy and bursting with flavor. Vic had ordered hers less spicy than mine, and they got both of our spice heats spot on, so we could both enjoy our meal. Amazingly we both managed to finish our meals. But it was a while before either of us could leave the table as we were both so full.

Would we go again?

This meal went straight into my top 10 of favorite Indian meals ever. Was it worth QR 55 each? Hell yes! Would we go back? Absolutely, and we would be prepared to cross town to do it.

If the Thali is a bit more than you want to pay for a spot of lunch, then there is their ‘Executive Lunchbox’ to consider as well. We noticed one of the other tables enjoying Kababs & Kurries Executive Lunchbox, and that looked well worth a go as well.

Executive Lunchbox Offer
Executive Lunchbox

 

Church of Epiphany

I was invited to the Anglican Center in the religious complex in Abu Hamour yesterday. The visit was to capture some images of the wonderful interior of this impressive building.

The security in the whole Religious Complex is very tight at the moment, and the traffic is quite a challenge due the recently introduced security measures. The Anglican Center is one of the many church buildings in the Religious Complex and resides close to the equally impressive Catholic Church. There is a large car park servicing all the churches buildings. But expect a short walk in the sun as the the car park gets full very quickly, and it is a very large car park so if you are forced to park at the furthest end you are going to get a bit hot walking in.

Once inside the Anglican Center you will soon start to cool down as the building has excellent AC. Something I didn’t realise about the Anglican Center is that it is actually many churches in one building. Inside there are long corridors with what I could best describe as function rooms, all full of worshipers enjoying a service for their particular Christian faith.

As I walked past each room I took a little peak inside. The rooms were impressively well attended and all were mid service. The diversity of the dress of the various nationality’s was a colour fest for the eyes. Unfortunately I was very nervous of photographing these beautiful people just in case I caused offence, but it was so uplifting see so much happiness and joy in one place.

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There are shoe racks outside each room, full to the brim with footwear. This gives a good indication of how well the Anglican Center is attended. And this is during a time of vacation and security hassles. I can imagine it being much busier at other times of the year.

It’s a lovely calm place to be, with so many smiling faces you can’t help but drink in the atmosphere.

I have to return to continue capturing more images for the church to use on their website, but I enjoyed myself so much yesterday, I would be returning even if my work was done. in fact I’m looking forward to returning there next Friday.