CULINARY CONVOY AS FOOD TRUCK FEVER HITS DUBAI

Full roster of London’s finest food trucks revealed for first Eat the World DXB

‘Great Burj Park Bake-off’ at the Wilton Cake Decorating Competition by Lurpak

The wait is nearly over: London’s finest food trucks have arrived in Dubai after a 4,000-mile journey from the UK to the UAE for the first-ever Eat the World DXB – a hip, new street food event bringing 15 of the English capital’s best and most diverse culinary concepts to the bustling Burj Park.

London’s food scene is widely recognised as having some of the most creative contemporary street food in the world. Characterised by informal, social food experiences where you can enjoy restaurant-quality food, without the restaurant prices, street food is also different from a restaurant experience because you can engage with passionate, knowledgeable chefs who are cooking right in front of you – the theatre of food! Eat the World DXB is bringing this unique, authentic, world-class food experience to the heart of Dubai.

Eat the World DXB, runs February 25 – 27, and is part of the 2016 Dubai Food Festival – a city-wide celebration of all-things culinary taking place from 25th February – 12th March.

The inaugural three-day food truck event will cater for all culinary cravings via an eclectic menu featuring everything from slow-cooked beef cheek tacos, soft shell crab burgers and renowned chef Mark Hix’s ‘Rolls Royce of fish finger sandwiches’, to vegan sushi, Pad Thai, haloumi fries and gourmet ice cream sandwiches.

“Our unrivalled convoy of London’s finest food trucks has arrived in Dubai and the clock is ticking down to the first-ever Eat the World DXB event,” said Philip Lowery, the Eat the World DXB Director.

Eat the World DXB’s full line-up of London food trucks is as follows:

The Roadery

British street food with the highlight being The Roadery’s ‘Braco’ (British Taco). Choose between the slow cooked beef cheek served with homemade blackberry hot sauce or the halloumi braco.

The Crema Caravan

A truck specialising in creamy homemade Crème Brûlée and Crema Catalana.

Bangwok

Fine Thai street food cooked to order and served fresh from a wok installed in the back of a genuine tuk tuk. Expect interesting takes on traditional favourites such as Thai green curry, Pad Thai and beef Massaman curry.

Hix’s Fishdog

Renowned chef Mark Hix serves up the ‘Rolls Royce’ of fish finger sandwiches.

The Cheese Truck

A food truck dedicated to oozing, cheese sandwiches.

Happy Maki

Vegan sushi rolled to order including Thai sweet potato maki and avocado kiss maki served as big wraps like sushi burritos.

The Other Side

Crispy, crunchy chicken marinated for four hours in smoked honey butter and served in a fluffy potato bread bun.

Milo & Hector’s

Ice cream sandwiches made from creamy homemade ice cream, handmade chewy cookies, topped with soft salted butter caramel.

Made of Dough

Classic, fresh stone baked pizza at its best. Made of Dough were named ‘Best in the UK’ at the 2015 London Pizza Festival.

Churros Bros

Award winning traditional Spanish Churros served with Hot Chocolate from Villajoyosa, Fla (creme caramel) dip and Rose water syrup.

What the Dickens

Serving an array of British classics with kedgeree being the speciality.

Big Apple Hot Dogs

Classic New York-style Halal Hot Dogs, fully loaded will all the toppings.

Dixie Union

Mouth-watering New Orleans style Cajun Po’boys shrimp and chicken sandwiches.

Crabbie Shack

Winner of the ‘Best of London’ in the British Street Food awards, Crabbie Shack’s Soft Shells Burgers are deep fried fresh crab meat in a light batter, served in a brioche bun with a range of dressings.

Oli Baba’s

Middle Eastern fusion cuisine including the signature dish of Halloumi fries. Taste deep-fried Halloumi served za’atar yogurt, pom molasses, sumac, mint and pom seeds.

“The diverse international culinary line-up really reflects the multicultural nature and quality of the London street food scene right now, and we can’t wait to bring a flavour of this to Dubai,” added Lowery.

A contemporary street food, music and entertainment event, Eat the World DXB is expected to attract a bumper crowd of 20,000 Emiratis, expats and tourists. In addition to the 15 London food trucks, the event will feature a collection of the UAE’s leading food trucks, an exciting array of culinary experiences, a live chef demonstration theatre, a bill of top UAE-based session musicians and instrumentalists, and entertainment and activities for the kids.

Eat the World DXB will also feature a dedicated Tea & Cake area that will host the Wilton Cake Decorating Competition sponsored by Lurpak. Split into Under-18 and Over-18 categories, amateur bakers and pastry chefs will be judged on originality and creativity, visual impact, skill and execution, level of difficulty and interpretation of the ‘Cake the World’ theme. World famous French pâtissier and celebrity chef, Eric Lanlard, and celebrity chef, Rosemary Shrager, will chair the judging panel.

Photographs of submissions should be sent to info@eattheworld.ae by Tuesday 23rd February with all shortlisted entries informed the following day. Shortlisted entrants must be available to showcase their cakes on the second day of Eat the World DXB on Friday 26th February. Prizes include AED4,000 in Gift Vouchers and Wilton gift hampers.

Eat the World DXB, in association with and taking place during the Dubai Food Festival 2016 at Burj Park, Downtown, with venue partner Emaar Properties.

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