Duration: 3 HRS
Date: 20 Dec 2018
Location: Karama, Dubai
14 years + only.
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Roll up your sleeves in the alleys of Karama to compare three cutlery-free meals across India, Ethiopia and Sudan for Dubai Design Week.
This event will run once, on December 20, 2018.
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Carry earphones for our audio guide system.
The tour requires a minimum of 4 guests; we may cancel and refund tickets if the minimum is not met.
Walking only; distance covered is ~1km/0.6mi with stops in between.
Tastings include Gluten/Lactose/Dairy/Nuts. Please notify us of severe allergies.
Dress to walk - comfortable shoes and clothing.
The minimum age to join the tour is 14 years.
Despite modern influences, many Old World cultures still leave their silverware aside and encourage eating with hands.
Compare eating etiquette across three countries of the Old World – India, Ethiopia and Sudan – each of whom look at food not just as what they eat, but as the utensil itself. On this comparative food walk hosted in collaboration with Dubai Design Week, we stroll through our favourite food street of Karama and sample three different meals all consumed without cutlery. We’ll tuck into a bowl of slow-cooked foul at a Sudanese gem, cleanse our palettes with Indian street food served through a window and savour an Ethiopian home-style supper with an unmistakable motherly touch.
We will dissect these meals as we experience them, trying to understand how differences in table setting, edible cutlery, and etiquette affect our behaviour, build a unique mood and help connect all who partake of these rituals. Come with your appetites and “design hats” on.
Our route and featured tastings are subject to change.
Slow-cooked fava bean stew and sausages with bread and ‘dakwa’ chili sauce, washed down with hibiscus and baobab drinks.
Indian Chaat Counter
Chutney filled puris
Selection of stews and cottage cheese served on injera bread followed by traditional coffee.
We would like to thank Dubai Design Week, our community partners, for supporting us.
We'll meet outside the Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel, opposite the Spinney's near Bur Juman Mall.
Please be on time, we don't wait for latecomers!
Given the heavy traffic, limited parking, we strongly recommend that you take the metro rather than driving to the trail. If you plan to take a taxi, please budget extra time for traffic. The nearest metro station is Bur Juman (green and red line).
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