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Monday, July 04, 2005

An exercise in 5 minute ranting…

Time: 9:28 AM

Do you ever wonder what the deal is with the Special Bahraini Mix? Everything we eat or drink, we have to have a Special Bahraini mix for it… you eat a Shawarma, there’s a Special Bahraini mix for the shawarma where they add Crystal hot sauce, extra chilies, and French Fries (but I love my Shawarma the way it’s normally served)… you want juice, then there’s the special Bahraini mix for juice, it’s the exact same cocktail, but its got one additional fruit making it the Special Bahraini mix – you can’t even tell the difference from the other juices, but at least you’re drinking the Special Bahraini mix… at my office they have filter coffee, instant coffee and tea… all three are mixed together along with coffee mate and some cardamom evaporated milk to come up with the Special Bahraini Mix - who decided all of this, I'm not really sure - but it's called the Special Bahraini Mix on my floor… You want to eat some grills (Mashwiyaat), there’s always some Special Bahraini Mix… The funny thing is whenever you go to one of these places and ask the guy what’s good, he’ll tell you, “you try Special Bahraini mix” – and then I say “yalla – bring for me Special Bahraini mix”… you know what I get after that? Chicken and beef on a skewer, or a shawarma over stuffed with beef and chicken.. This is the crafty work of some fella who wants to fool people by telling them this is the way Bahraini’s love their food – all hashed together and mixed up, it’s the Bahraini way – chicken, meat and cheese all cooked together … and the thing is, I get suckered into it all the time - why? I have no idea why, it just happens… I will still probably get suckered into the Special Bahraini mix the next time I feel a little peckish…

Time: 9:34 AM (so it took 6 minutes - sue me)

4 comments:

ShawarmaBoy said...

And in New England it's Boston Baked Beans, New England Style Clam "Chowdah" and Ipswich Clams and the same ideas spill over to hard goods as well. Like special "Bostonian" editions on cars. I can't figure it out either.......

Q said...

Hey, u guys are the pioneers of m3assil, even beginners ask for "wa7id Bahraini" when trying their first sheesha! Since I dont remember seeing anything with special Kuwaiti mix, and u guys have ur own brand of m3asil and we dont, then I will have to say that it all started from the m3assil!

Mohi said...

I think Bahrainirants need to start eating diet bahraini mix/specials. thats what i think.

Bahraini Rants said...

Ohh yeah? WELL NO ONE ASKED YOU WHAT YOU THOUGHT...

Check out "Everybody" by Martin Solveig if you haven't already... It's got edu all over it..

Bobo back to being a Ronin... I was actually starting to believe that he was going to end his career with you guys...

lunchbox - although that name doesn't apply that much anymore... I feel like Norman Cook...