Dirty kitchen

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A dirty kitchen is an outdoor kitchen in the Philippines, Kuwait, Bahrain and many other West Asian countries either separate from or adjoining the main house, with the reasons for its isolation or separation including fire safety, keeping the smoke and fuel smell out, and keeping charcoal dust and oil grime out.[1][2][3][4]

Rural versions of the dirty kitchen have firewood-run stoves on kitchen tables literally made of dirt.[5]


  1. ^ McMurrain, Gary. "Paradise Kitchen Is A Dirty Kitchen". Retiring to the Philippines. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  2. ^ The Kano. "Dirty Kitchens in the Philippines". Philippines Plus. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  3. ^ Graywolf. "The Dirty Kitchen". Living in the Philippines. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  4. ^ de la Vega, Jenn. "Dirty Kitchens". Medium.com. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  5. ^ Annika. "Dirty Kitchen in the Philippines". Wanderlusting.Me. Retrieved May 15, 2016.