Kuwaiti cuisine is very important to the culture of Kuwait. A very significant part of the Kuwaiti diet is fish and other seafood, the main fish eaten by Kuwaitis is the Zobaidi. Another fish is the Hamour (grouper), typically served grilled, fried, best for Biryani, it has thick flesh and a distinctive taste. Other popular local fish include Safi (rabbitfish), Chanad, and Sobaity (see bream). Most of the time, fish is eaten with rice.
Kuwaiti cuisine is an infusion of Indian, Persian, Mediterranean, and Najdi cuisines. Another prominent dish in Kuwait is known as biryani, a rice-based dish made with spices, rice (usually basmati) and chicken, mutton, fish, eggs, or vegetables.
Kuwait's traditional flatbread is called Khubz. It is a large flatbread baked in a special oven. Numerous Khubz bakeries dot the country. It is often served with mahyawa fish sauce.
Biryani, (Arabic: برياني) the national dish which consists of heavily seasoned rice cooked with chicken or lamb. Originally an Indian dish. Very common in Kuwait.
Ghuraiba, brittle cookies made from flour, butter, powdered sugar and cardamom. It's usually served with Arabic coffee.
Zalabia, fried dough soaked in syrup (sugar, lemon, and saffron, it has a distinctive swirly shape.
Lugaimat, (Arabic: لقيمات) fried yeast dumplings soaked in saffron syrup (sugar, lemon, and saffron).
Bayth elgita, (Arabic: بيض القطا) a fried cookie filled with a mixture of ground nuts and tossed in powdered sugar.It was named after the egg of the Crowned Sandgrouse (common to the area) due to its similar shape.