I've written briefly about Souk Mubarakiya before and now I've added some photos too. My family and I spent the afternoon at Souk Mubarakiya. It opens around 4 p.m. (evening hours). We arrived hungry so we went to one of the little Arabic restaurants hidden in one of the corners of Mubarakiya. It might look a little ghetto but the food is good and reasonably priced.
We ordered so much food we were about to burst. Rice, chicken, tikka, soups, salads and they provide hot fresh bread from the ovens. Mmmm Mmmm! After finishing our meal it was time to walk it off. There are many different items for sale. There's a fruit and vegetable market as well as a fish market. I have one favorite little store that sells clothing. It used to be 500 fils but the raised the price to 750 fils. I find clothing from the US there with the US price tags still on them.
I got some white stag brand 3 quarter cotton pants for 750 fils. They still had the US price tag on them. They also had Nautica brand cotton house robes for men for 750 fils. Of course my kids love the 100 fils store. There are alot of them around so my kids have plenty of things to choose from. I remember my first visit to Kuwait in 2003 and I thought it was so cool to have a 100 fils store. I remember I had no concept of the Kuwaiti currency then, I was always confused.
Actually I went to Souk Mubarakiya to get sambosak (little fried triangles with cheese in them) from the best vendor in Kuwait. Unfortunately it was closed and looked out of business. I was disappointed as that vendor has the best ones I've had in Kuwait. I hope I was looking in the wrong area and he's still around. After finishing up shopping it's routine to stop by the old Irani guy to pick up sweets. My mom has been going to him since she came to Kuwait. I loooooooove the cream puff pastries, they are to die for. They are refrigerated and so fresh!
100 fils store
Fruit and vegetable market
Not too crowded at 4 p.m.