Kuwaiti cuisine is an infusion of Arabian, Persian, Indian, and Mediterranean cuisines. A prominent dish in Kuwaiti cuisine is machboos, a rice-based specialty usually prepared with basmati rice seasoned with spices, and chicken, mutton, fish, eggs, or vegetables.
A very significant part of the Kuwaiti diet is fish and other seafood. Local favorites are hamour (grouper), which is typically served grilled, fried, or with biryani rice because of its texture and taste, safi (rabbitfish), and sobaity (bream).
Kuwait's traditional flatbread is called khubz. It is a large flatbread baked in a special oven. Numerous local bakeries dot the country. Bread is often served with mahyawa fish sauce.
There are many other available cuisines due to the international workforce in Kuwait.
Balaleet, (Arabic: بلاليط) – sweet saffron noodles served with a savory omelet on top
Bayt elgitta, (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.
Biryani, (Arabic: برياني) – a very common dish, which consists of heavily seasoned rice cooked with chicken or lamb. Originally from the Indian sub-continent.