From Singaporean street eats to everyone’s favourite fried chicken, get ready to taste your way around the globe.
You’ll want to start saving your pennies for this… a fleet of some of the world’s finest food trucks is making its way to Dubai.
After last year’s inaugural street food and food truck event attracted around 20,000 foodies, Etisalat presents Eat the World DXB will return to Burj Park, Downtown Dubai from February 23 to 25.
This year, traders will span four regions – namely, the USA, UK, Singapore and the UAE.
Eat the World DXB is one of the biggest events of Dubai Food Festival 2017, so you’re not going to want to miss it.
To help you start building an appetite (trust us, it won’t take much), we’ve put together a list of some of the international traders heading our way…
THE BRITISH TRUCKS
The Cheese Truck
This tantalising truck showcases the best of British cheese in one of the most honourable ways possible: the humble, yet irresistible grilled cheese sandwich.
Trading from a beautiful Citroen H Van, this truck is all about fresh, 100 per cent organic Spanish churros, served with Valor hot chocolate.
Styled on traditional British crab shacks found along the harbour of the chef’s hometown in south-east England, these delectable soft shell crab burgers have won plenty of fans.
The Crema Caravan
Served from a sleek, retro Renault van, these guys have mastered the art of creating the perfect creme brulee (and they burn to order).
The Other Side
This food truck – housed in a converted ambulance – makes fried chicken so dangerously good it’s almost reckless that the ambulance is no longer in service.
These creative chefs find magic in the “forgotten cuts” of meat. Let them prove to you why they deserve a place on your plate.
The Cheeky Italian
This is what happens when you take the staples of Italian food and give them a cheeky twist. Be sure to try the “Parmo”, which consists of breaded fried chicken topped with parmesan and marinara sauce.
Made of Dough
Two food-obsessed friends of Italian and Spanish heritage have joined forces to create delicious Neapolitan pizza with Andalusian influences.
Donostia Social Club
This imaginative van is fully kitted out and set up as a proper mobile tapas bar, serving food inspired by Donostia in Spain’s Basque Country.
Bell & Brisket
Succulent salt beef and tangy pickles, piled between proper beigels, topped with a dollop of mustard and finished off with blow-torched cheddar… this is a sandwich to be reckoned with.
THE US TRUCKS
Harlem Seafood Soul Truck
Fish lovers, this one is for you. This New York-based truck specialises in gourmet seafood/traditional soul food staples like fish and chips, shrimp and grits, lobster po’boys, and more.
The Peached Tortilla
Hailing from Austin, Texas, The Peached Tortilla serves up an intriguing range of Asian-Southern tacos and sliders – pad thai taco, anyone?
Endless Summer Sweets
Funnel cakes are on the menu at this dessert-lovers’ food truck, using fresh strawberries and topped off with homemade whipped cream. Mmm…
This Detroit-based celebrity chef makes a mean shrimp po’boy, complete with homemade pickles.
This inspiring young woman lost her home when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, but still managed to make her dream of becoming a professional chef come true. Her food is hearty and tasty.
Sabores del Sur
The name translates to “flavours from the south”, and this South American cafe is beloved for its deliciously authentic empanadas and alfajores (described as “the best cookie on earth”).
Sushi and Seoul
Run by a trained sushi chef, Florida’s only sushi food truck has mastered the art of rolling on the go.
THE SINGAPOREAN TRUCKS
Affectionately known as “Kerby”, this environmentally-friendly food truck serves up soul food with a social conscience. Our mouths are already watering for the Kerbside Karage Burger…
Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Popiah
What’s popiah, you may ask? Well, it’s a fresh, hand-rolled spring roll (sort of like Singapore’s shawarma, if you will). So shiok (delicious)!
Bjorn Shen is one of Singapore’s most talked about chefs, known for his spontaneous – and sometimes outrageous – cooking style. We’re eyeing up his fancy mac ‘n’ cheese…
Chef Shen Tan
This mod-sin (modern Singaporean) chef swapped a corporate job for a hawker’s apron at Singapore’s iconic Maxwell Food Centre. Rumour has it her nasi lemak is legendary…
Which food trucks will you be checking out? Let us know in the comments!
And don’t worry, we’ll remind you about this deliciousness again closer to the time – but the main facts to remember right now are February 23 to 25, Burj Park, Downtown. Oh, and wear roomy trousers. You’ll want to eat a lot.