This year global village opened with a bang with a complete modernized look and feel. The place layout has being revamped with walking lanes and grass on either sides. Every corner there is a food kiosk or an entertainment activity. The pavilions also host entertainments and sell products from their country. To the public global village is an annual carnival and all about shopping but to HK it is all about food and hunting for hidden food kiosks as street food has always been my favorite.
This year one of my main reasons for checking out global village is that there have been new first time food kiosks and me finding true hidden gems, and now after the season has ended of 2014-2015 below are my experience
Food Court Area
BBQ delights: I would recommend raj kachori & dahi puri famous Indian street food dish from the chaat family crispy bread filled with potatoes, yogurt, onion, chutney & drizzled with pomegranate. They also serve chai karak in clay cups.
Papa Junior : Several spots around UAE grill shrimps and TOM YUM soup my favorite dishes
Yahya: Thai street food fix with their Tom Yum soup and grilled crabs, shrimps etc. You can also have noodles with their soup for additional delight.
Haji Ali : For authentic faloodah fix, their Indian style faloodah flavored with roses refreshing taste recommended. Aldahan Restaurant: Egyptian food spot loved their style of baked sweet potatoes reminded me of Egypt street food experience.
Between Syrian & Lebanese Pavilions
Dynamite: Shrimps dynamite- Shrimps on bed of lettuce with Tabasaco sauce one of the best shrimps I have ever had.
Wafflly pops Waffles- Their waffles were so airy and moist.
Churros : Fried Churros that are soft yet crunchy on the outside coated with sugar sprinkles and you can have it with a variety of toppings such as nutella chocolate, caramel sauce, strawberry etc.
Wow crepes: Chocolate ice-cream marshmallow in a crepe a beautiful yummy combination for people who want to combine their favorite’s ice-cream, marshmallow and crepe. They also have different flavors and toppings. @wow_crepes
Falafel Hayakom: falafel fix on the go loved their mini falafel, they also had stuffe falafel options.
Ice Cream house: London famous flake 99 vanilla Ice-cream style. Instagram: @theicecreamhouse
Bambaloni: Tunisian donuts sprinkled with suga,r one of my top favorites spots , their donuts are a crispy and a must , surprisingly they were the cheapest as one only costs about 5 AED . Romanian barasov: Dumplings with cherry jam stuffed with cottage cheese and their secret recipe of lemon. This was such a delightful dish and I could not get enough of it. Mini karak: Had their creative Pot of Oreo Shake , paratha with chips Oman and karak with Cerillac
Between Chinese & Turkish Pavilions
Cremalata : my fav flavors were kinder and lotus cookies and their store is located in Al Dhaid area .
Mojito – their mojito is one of kind, am a true fan I cannot begin my journey nor end it without having to buy their passion fruit mojito. They have many choices such as lemon, strawberry etc. Turkish Pavilion
They have burek from Turkish entrance and you can their Turkish coffee or tea as weel. Inside the Turkish pavilion there is samiid and different breads with various fillings such as zaatar and cheese
Next to it there is a small kiosk or actually a colorful stand that sells Turkish candy stick that is both colorful and yummy . Italian Pavilion
They sell great Italian gelato icecream with different flavors and I have tried their coconut gelato
Bubbuology : Iced tea my fix from my London experience, famous favorite spots with my favorite flavors Taro Japanese fruit & passion fruit a refreshing dose.
Note: when you reach the global village before you start your journey, the first step take a shot of your parking in order not to get lost end of the day.