If you wish to get your burger fix, you can head over to Al-Bida’a or to Marina Walk at the Arabian Gulf Street in Kuwait, where you will find a cozy burger place situated in the corner to satisfy your craving. Belonging to The Sultan Center’s Group of Restaurants, and created by Kuwaiti Chef Ahmad Al-Bader.
The restaurant is reminiscent of a contemporary rustic vibe with its woody seating and plating, along with lights enclosed in pickle jars hanging overhead that add warmth while accentuating the name of the restaurant.
For starters, you can choose from a selection of the restaurant’s variously flavored signature pickles to give your burger some company, namely the standard long pickles called the “stackers” or another popular choice the banana pepper rings.
Whichever one you go with, you can have your mouth-tingling pickles either fried or fresh accompanied with a wide range of sauces and dips like honey mustard, sour cream whip, apple sauce and the list goes on and on. The piquant pickles “chips” lend a crunchy and zesty taste to your burgers.
As for burgers, common picks are the BBQ Heaven Burger, and Mexican Burger with guacamole and sour cream, my personal favorite is the succulent shredded short rib mushroom Swiss burger that detonates a fiesta of flavors. The shredded meat is so tender that it disintegrates in your mouth!
The delicious ingredients of each burger are sandwiched between soft potato buns, and what is also special about these burgers is how light they are and not too hefty on the stomach.
With each impending bite, one can also sip on a selection of milkshakes and juices. If you are not in the mood for a burger, Pickles offers a fine selection of well-crafted sandwiches that are equally enticing.
The desserts provide a great end to the meal; indulge in the French toast with a dollop of mascarpone cream topped with shredded coconut and a drizzle of maple syrup. A Pickle’s sundae is also on the menu, but as the name would suggest, the ice cream is not pickle-flavored, but rather a mountain of chocolate and caramel goodness served in a pickle jar.
As you leave, you can still relish Pickle burgers anywhere you go with a summer barbecue box equipped and delivered to you with twelve seasoned burger patties, buns and selected condiments.