Sunday, October 25, 2009

Restaurant Review: MUNCH Caters Away!


Last week, I got a call from MUNCH, the nifty little restaurant that's located on the bottom floor of Dar Al-Awadhi Mall, Sharq, Kuwait. I was asked if I was willing to give MUNCH's catering service a try and in return, write a post about the whole experience.

I was psyched. I was going to do two things I love: write a critical post and enjoy free food. I've been to MUNCH only once; I'm not well-informed about the nature of their food and menu's content. Nevertheless, I thought it would be neat to try something new.


MUNCH's crew arrived at the door right on time. They swiftly made themselves home with their grill, cutting board and all. All we needed to have was plates and cutlery.



First up were the small margarita and pepperoni pizzas, both with the most amazing buffalo mozzarella I tasted in Kuwait. What surprised me was how light and greaseless they both were. I'm more or less a health-conscious eater; I usually avoid pizza and opt for a dish that's borderline Atkins. But the pizzas' intense freshness put my dietary thoughts to rest, which is probably the reason why I wolfed down seven slices (and amused myself with the fun stretchy nature of the fantabulous cheese).



Next was, in my opinion, the centerpiece of everything: the lamb chops. Now, the only lamb chops my mouth watered for are the ones my father grills at the chalet. But these six, zesty babies had something else that I love: they were crispy on the outside and oh-so-juicy in the inside. In other words, they were made just the way I like 'em.


After the lamb chops were wiped out, the mini-burgers came along with the right amount of onions, ketchup, mayo and of course, my favorite, melted cheddar cheese. The thing that I liked about the burgers was that the bread that was used wasn't bready. Whether it's a burger or sandwich, I always opt for a softer kind of bread that wouldn't overwhelm the burger/sandwich's contents.



The next platter was a handful of steak tacos which is basically sliced up steak meat, avocado salsa and spicy sauce all wrapped up in warm tortilla bread. I like my tacos hot; a dash of Tabasco sauce gave me the punch that I wanted.


Before we nibbled on our dessert, we were served the last meaty dish of the night: Wagyu steak. Although the lamp chops were my favorite dish of the night, I have to say that you can never go wrong with quality-packed Wagyu beef. A little bit of gravy on the side would've been a good side to have, but in general, the actual steak itself, its tenderness, taste and feel was quite exceptional.



For dessert, we had a fun and delicious mini-Nutella and strawberry pizza. I prefer to counter meat-heavy meals with something fruity, and the miniature pizza did the job.


In summary, I think that MUNCH's catering service is best for people who look for quality-oriented, customized, convenient and wholesome,multi-course gourmet food that has a flavorsome touch of home cooked meals. If I ever had a dinner gather of eight to twenty people, MUNCH would be my go-to place. Instead of having an ordinary meal, I'd get to pick and choose between what I want and how I want it from my own private chef.


You can take a look at the menu and pricelist below. Speaking of the menu, I did have my fair share of input directed to MUNCH. I suggested they have salads, different sides of gourmet chips and a larger selection of desserts to which MUNCH replied that they do have all three. Their full catering menu offers nine salads (each serve about 8 people), an assortment of crispy chips, ten mini-desserts and a variety of canapés that are all available by dozen orders.


And concerning my comment about having sauce on the side of the Wagyu, MUNCH promptly replied that they're currently working on a diverse range of sauces and dips that will complement their meat which is another factor that I liked about the restaurant; although their menu isn't aimed for those who are pinching and scraping, MUNCH's prices give you your money's worth with its strict adherence to using only high-quality, gourmet meat.




For more information, visit MUNCH's blog at http://themunchblog.blogspot.com or simply call at 22322747.


And last but never least, it's been quite a while since I had some rap and hip-hop in here. So, here you go, hop to what's forever hip.


MP3's (zSHARE)

Spoonie Gee - The Godfather

Youssou N'Dour - Wake Up & Let It Go (Toubab Krewe & DJ Equal Remix)

Daru & Rena - Lonely Night

José James - Visions of Violent

J. Dilla - Time: The Donuts of the Heart (John Roman Remix)

Bibio - Fire Ant

at 8:30 AM

7 Comments

  1. Blogger jambino posted at 1:50 AM  
    Looks yummy, especially the lamb chops. I might give em' a try for the next pool party :p

    To the tune of..

    Twisting by the pool - Dire Straits (from the vinyl vaults)
  2. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 10:17 AM  
    looks so appealing.. thanks and I wanted to mention that I liked your post about women travelling alone, your point is well said..and you've made it clear and strictly to the point.
  3. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 2:31 PM  
    Tis Fee!

    Erzuuuuuulie! Do you want thee Fee to die?! Yum Yum Yum!

    I agree with Anonymous also!

    Go chck out what i had to say.. and what they had to say :P!

    Kisses!
  4. Blogger Erzulie posted at 12:39 PM  
    jambino: yup, the lamp chops were my fave as well. and hurry up because pool season's almost over! thanks for the song, i don't have a lot of dire straits songs on my iTunes playlist...this one sounded different though, good different. then again, there's something different to every song of theirs.

    anon: hi :) i never wrote a post about women traveling. you must be referring to my comments on Some Contrast's blog because the post about women traveling abroad was written by one of the blog's admins.

    fee: hello my darling :) i did read what you wrote. you know, i honestly think that the guy didn't mean any harm. no matter how "normal" or controversial his opinions are, he's entitled to each and everyone one of them. he did handle himself extremely well and responded to every comment in a very fair and decent manner. then again, he did open up this hot topic on the blogosphere, a public forum that's open to discussion and debate and as one of the commenters said, he did add fuel to the fire. i'm certain that he didn't expect to get THAT much of a response. i think it was an eye-opening experience for him, that post of his. a good one at that actually, since it's very easy for guys here -in general- to state things that concern women when actually, the issue at hand is deeper and more personal and has A LOT more sharp edges to consider. in general, i think it's healthy to hear what others have to say, no matter how irrelevant or profound. in the end, you get a more round picture of the world that surrounds you. i think the fieriness of my two comments on Some Contrasts women traveling post were sourced in you (!) i knew you were a fan of that blog and when i read it i couldn't help but think, "what'll happen to fee when she reads this!?! ARGH!" :P miss you loads my sweets :***
  5. Blogger eshda3wa posted at 2:13 PM  
    wanasaa

    im soo craving lambchops rite now!
  6. Blogger MBH posted at 5:39 AM  
    It's more interesting that they approached you and asked you for a review.
  7. Blogger Erzulie posted at 11:04 AM  
    eshda3wa: yup, those were good :)

    MBH: i think SO! it was weird because i don't think my blog's THAT popular and i don't really know the owner. so when i got the call i was like, "hmmm...interesting..." so i shrugged and said, "why not!" :)

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