EATS IN BAHRAIN – A hidden gem in Salmabad

Al Maisam in Salmabad

Ask any resident of our quaint little island where the best Indian food in town is and you’ll get the same few responses – Lanterns, Copper Chimney, Spices, Nirvana, and maybe a few shout-outs to Saravana Bhavan and Sangeetha. These restaurants are good. Very good. But are they the best? I’m not so sure.

Those familiar with Salmabad will immediately have an image pop into their heads. Intertwined dusty streets filled with car part stores, garages, industrial lots, and littered with cars seemingly left to rot in the unforgiving sun.

I ventured out to Salmabad with a friend to get some car work done one morning (Yep! Another breakfast post. Shocking.) and hunger hit us… hard. So we ventured out in hopes of finding something, anything, to eat. We made it about 80 metres before spotting a small shop with some Indian snacks in the window. Maybe they have something more substantial? Worth investigating at the very least.


Al Maisam

There’s more than just Indian sweets inside Al Maisam.

We step into the narrow shop front and were greeted by, who we would later find out, the head cook – Prem. My friend was quick to explain that we were looking for a proper meal. Prem explained, almost apologetically, that they did serve food, but only Punjabi food. I guess I kinda stick out as ‘not from around here’. I said that was perfect and his eyes lit up and he showed us to a table.

Al Maisam

Indian sweets tempt you on the way in and out of Al Maisam.

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