I was contacted by MUNCH earlier this month and invited to try their BBQ Counter catering at home! Since I have been a loyal customer since their opening (I used to work in Dar AlAwadi, and munched on MUNCH so many times) and since I knew the quality of their food and interesting food mixes they have… I automatically said YES! How can I not!? Specially after reading p0ach’s review!
So I booked them for November 4th and asked them to come by at 7:45pm! Dana AlSalem, one of the owners, very nice lady and so dear to me, asked me if I have any special requests on the food items… I asked her to surprise me!
So on the day, I received a phone call to confirm the address and time… at around 7:40pm a small white mini van arrived…
Two, very nice, young men got out and checked the place out! They suggested where to place their station, we OK’ed it and quickly they started setting up the place for the MUNCH BBQ counter!
Their counter was set on the first floor… overlooking the table we set in the basement… so it was just nice, and the perfect setting!
Our Chef, Imtiyaz, was such a nice man! And as p0ach explained in his post, they were FULLY equipped! They did not ask as for anything… 100% self-sufficient! I kept asking them if they needed to drink something, and the answer would always be “No, thank you ma’am! I am okay” with a smile. I spent most of my time that day by the counter observing and taking pictures… my sisters did a great job hosting the night… My senses were tickled with the aroma of sauces and marinades… my taste buds experimented a lot of yummy bites! The chef would always give me a piece, or two :-P, of anything he cooks before we send it down to the girls! Anyhow… he started off with grilled lamb and edamame salad!
Then he flame grilled Jack chicken wings from heaven
He then placed the wings on the upper grill rack to smoke them while cooking the mini burgers and mini veggie burgers!
while the burgers were cooking, the chef opened some containers with different glazes, sauces, and toppings..
He kept flipping the burgers whenever needed while the chicken wings were still kept on the upper rack
On the counter he prepared open mini buns with condiments…. When the burgers were almost done, he topped them up with some deli cut fresh cheddar cheese and waited a bit till the cheese kinda melted and hugged the patties…
The buns were later placed on the rack to get some smokey flavor and marks on’em!
and the same process for the veggie patties…. this is when my dad got in, he was like I followed the smell and came across the counter! He asked the chef to sneak in a mini burger for him… and while biting it, he asked for another before going!
By the time the burgers were done, the chicken wings were too…
We quickly took those to the girls down…
The mini burgers were gone so fast! As for the chicken wings, they were AWESOME! Smoke didnt overwhelm the taste… It was perfectly done 🙂
This was just the beginning! Now getting to the more meaty/juicy stuff…. the chef took out beef tenderloins and started grilling
Those were rosemary steaks with balsamic onion jam! Simply irresistible, smell and taste wise! hmm hmm good!
As I delivered those steaks to the girls down in the basement… I could not resist but having more! I forgot about the chef up there and sat for a bit… I asked everyone down there about the food! Nothing but positive remarks! They were enjoying the food so much 🙂 I quickly got up there just to realize I missed the process of preparing wagyu steak bites…
In my humble opinion… those were the yummiest! Tender and juicy! I was told they were also one of the best selling items at MUNCH and I completely understand why! I made a girl break her diet just to try those out! She said it was worth it 🙂
The last items on the menu were three kinds of BBQ pizzas… I somehow do not have a picture of the buffalo rosemary one, but I have a picture of the pepperoni and mushrooms!
And dinner ended with a sweet note of chocolate and strawberry pizza! Oh la la! Whoever said they were FULL… could not resist taking a slice!
Now going to the honesty box! I promised Dana to be 100% honest about this review, and I really have nothing to say other than “WOW” – “YUMM” – “EXQUISITE” – “IRRESISTIBLE” – and “WORTH IT”!
Service was prompt and amazing! Dana herself called around 9:00pm just to check and send her regards… the girls did not stop complimenting and eating… although many were saying enough we’re full! My parents kept sending the maids down to us to sneak in some yummies for them! What can I say but the night was a HUGE success!
Now enough of soup talk! Lets talk business!! Shall we?
Our menu consisted of three kinds of BBQ pizzas, mini beef and veggie burgers, and wagyu steak. We were also served some of their new items such as the grilled lamb and edamame salad, rosemary steaks, and Jack chicken wings.. Our night was ended with hazelnut chocolate and strawberry BBQ pizza!
Supposedly the food serve was for 10 people, but we were around 15 girls + my parents! So you do the math… their portions are generous enough! But I am talking girls! Guys may tend to eat more 😛
Cost? Well it depends on what you order.. you could feed 10 ppl with KD60 which will get you about 10 pizza’s and three dozens of burgers, or it could be KD300 if you order the wagyu steaks and lamb chops. So it all depends on what you order, and our menu is there to accommodate all tastes and budgets 😉
There is a minimum order of KD50 in town, and KD150 for chalet orders, but because MUNCH are also flexible, you can order all your items and grill them yourself. They would send you the ice box fully loaded with all the sauces and breads and all you have to do is light the fire and grill them!
MUNCH offers other services besides their BBQ/catering. They serve gourmet deli goodies! It is located in the basement of Dar AlAwadi on Ahmed AlJaber Street in Sharq, Kuwait City and their Tel #s are 2232-2747/57 (Yes they deliver too)
You can check the MUNCH BBQ Menu by clicking here! They maintain a very interactive blog!
To join there Facebook group, click here!