We reached there in the afternoon and were ready to start digging out everything possible food place that could please our taste buds (not in the literal sense of-course!). So to start this journey we first landed in America to have their fresh mango juice and pomegranate juice (not pictured here). Well, this was not to quench our thirst or beat the heat but mainly just to feel good about ourselves that we DID start our food-ing with something healthy (rest all goes down in the guilty pleasures list). The juices tasted particularly good!
After roaming around a bit we then headed towards the Pakistani pavilion and of-course when you are in Pakistan, you do it like the Pakistanis do it! And we Pakistanis eat, eat and eat a lot! So we head to a mini kiosk to grab some Kulfi ice-creams and a dessert called Kesari Firni. Kesar means saffron and Firni is a sweet dish made with finely grated rice and milk and lots of love.We had to stand in a long queue just to get to these but we didn’t hesitate a bit because after all Kulfi and Firni are the topmost favorite among my family and after trying these, what little tiredness we had by standing in that queue also vanished. These were just amazing and made just in the right way! Both the ice-cream and the dessert tasted so heavenly rich and creamy that we wanted to eat a couple more of both but we had to keep space for other stuff on our list too.
Our third stop was at a kiosk right in front of the Pakistani pavilion named as Yahya Tom Yam Kung. I knew I wanted to try it the minute I saw it so we ordered shrimps and noodles tom yum soup. It had an option of your choice of either rice or indomie noodles and I went for the rice noodles. Also, the amount of heat was upon us to choose and I selected mine as medium spicy.The soup was simply amazing! It had the perfect broth, the perfect sourness to it and the amount of heat was just right too. The shrimps were cooked to perfection and thankfully not overdone. The best part was the fresh coriander that came in its every spoonful.
Love how they made this Indian food kiosk! The man on the top depicts the traditional way of cooking food in India which caught the attention of many. We didn’t try anything from here because we wanted to head to the Bosnian Kebab House to try their famous Kebabs.Unfortunately, this was the crowd that we had to go in to locate the Kebab House but our hopes and spirits were high so we took a deep breath and moved in. We did finally found the place but it wasn’t located in this area. We had to cross it, yeah!
At this point, we were all tired of being pushed and pulled and making our ways out of the huge crowd so we wanted the Kebabs to taste good or else we would not be able to come out of that shock haha! And guess what? they didn’t let us down.On reaching the restaurant, we were first made to stand in a queue. Thankfully the queue was not too long and the service was excellent so we were seated in about 10 or 15 minutes. The Kebabs looked pretty small at first but they were quite big on the taste. Not heavily spiced at all which kept the flavor of the meat intact.
Although I wouldn’t say that these would be on my favorites’ list because I do like some sort of spices or herbs or something with my Kebabs but these were pretty good too.This was our final stop before we called it a day. Our final food stop of the season finale of the Global Village, 2017. And what’s better than to end it with some local food?!
There were many kiosks offering many stuff but we had our eyes stuck on this particular one serving a type of Arabic bread known as Khubz Raqaq with a twist. Its like a savory and much thinner version of crepe. Absolutely delicious in its actual way of making that is with cheese and egg but what caught our attention here was the new twist they were adding to theirs.They had plenty of new, never-heard-before varieties of Khubz Raqaq like Caesar salad raqaq, etc. but I ordered an American Philly Steak with Mushrooms and Cheese Raqaq for me. I was not sure about this huge transformation done to the bread but as soon as it came hot on the plate, the fragrance of it got me.
This was an absolute delight to end our day with. Lots of cheese and the perfect amount of freshly prepared meat, absolutely a must try.
Overall, I loved visiting all the kiosks and restaurants and stalls because of the amazing food and if you haven’t yet been to Global Village, today is your last chance for the season. Go there for the food like me if not for shopping. Its an amazing experience but mostly with your family or friends.