Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I learned about bagels when I lived in the states. It was a perfect breakfast to grab at 7:30 am, just before getting into work in the summer. sesame bagel with spinach cream cheese, with a really good iced late. it was perfect. I could almost eat it every day. Some days I was more hungry, so I would have a bagel with scrambled eggs; today I would add hollandaise sauce to the eggs, maybe with small tomatoes. Or I would stuff it with hummus, grilled vegetables, blanched bean sprouts and onions... the possibilities are almost endless.

A good bagel, to me, holds well and tastes best when fresh and warm. I would slice it in half and put it in the toaster. There are many recipes for bagels out there, but I like the simple ones, without the potato starch and other unnecessary elements. I like simple things... and bagels are definitely some of the things I like the most.


  1. i think hummus and tabouleh would be a perfect filling, or spinach hummus and grilled zuchini slices.. or just creamcheese and honey?

  2. that's honestly what i like about bagels. They offer a great texture for a sandwich. Whatever you want to put in there will work.
    I'm not sure if I can make a gluten-free bagel though, i'm afraid. Could be a good challenge though!

  3. Where can we find good bagels in kuwait ?

  4. That's a good question, anonymous... I've found some alright ones at Dean & Deluca but they're a bit sweet for my taste. Sultan centre has frozen ones. Johnny Rockets also has bagels but I haven't tried them.
    Do you think a good bagel shop would do well in Kuwait?

  5. Hi Urban Dweller. I have tried your proposed places for bagels, and was very disappointed.
    Any other places you can suggest?

  6. Hi Ink,
    I'm really sorry, but I agree that they are all disappointing. I've had to resort making mine when I feel like bagels. Could post the recipe if you'd like. It's not as hard as you'd think. First it's prepping the dough, then boiling, then baking.