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Kitchen Souk?

A reader wrote asking about where to find a cast iron skillet in Kuwait. I brought mine with me (if you use a cast iron skillet, you’ll understand*) so I haven’t been paying any attention to cast iron skillet availability here. I’m pretty sure I haven’t seen any in the local co-ops, and I can’t remember seeing any cast iron pans in the Sultan Center. City Center?

Is there a Kitchen souk in Kuwait, a place with lots and lots of pots and pans?

(A cast iron skillet is heavy metal, and a shiny grey when you buy it. You season it by rubbing it with oil and putting it in an oven on low heat for hours, even overnight. You never wash the skillet with soap, only with water and scouring pads, so you don’t lose the seasoned coating. When you have a well-seasoned pan, you carry it with you so you don’t have to start the process over! You can see a photo of my skillet at Cornbread and Chili)

February 1, 2007 - Posted by | Blogging, Cooking, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Shopping, Tools, Uncategorized


  1. i know sultan center in shuwaikh has pretty much every kitchen utensil u can think of. i think u will find what ur looking for there, but if u dont… keep in mind am not a kitchen expert, just guessing 😛

    Comment by Fonzy | February 1, 2007 | Reply

  2. you can find them at ACE

    Comment by Hayfa | February 1, 2007 | Reply

  3. Thank you, Fonzy and Hayfa – I was with Kuwaiti friends last night and without hesitation, they both said ACE.

    Is there any kind of map as to where all the different Sultan Centers are? When people talk about the Sultan Center in Shuwaikh, I thought they meant the Shark Mall, but I discovered I was wrong – it is in Shuwaikh . . . but Shuwaikh . . . I could drive around forever and not find the Sultan Center!

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 2, 2007 | Reply

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