From bunny chow to kimchi, you can eat your way around the world at Dubai’s World Expo
Tasmiyah Randeree, CNN
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3:42 AM EST, Wed February 2, 2022
There are over 200 dining options for visitors to indulge in at Expo 2020 Dubai, ranging from street food to fine dining. At Alif Café in the Alif (Mobility) pavilion you can take a culinary journey along the ancient Silk Road, with dishes including Chinese noodles (pictured), South Indian stew and Afghani dumpling soup.
Alif Café , a farm-to-table eatery, is headed by wife and husband duo Jessica Queitsch (pictured) and Humaid Alremeithi. Monthly "Chef's Table" events focus on different regional cuisines.
Kojaki, where home-style Korean flavors meet high-culture Japanese cuisine, is also a feast for your eyes. It is decorated with cherry blossom branches, Korean artwork and low-hanging lamps.
The restaurant serves up favorites including kimchi stew with tofu and shiitake mushrooms.
Cleanse your palette with Kojaki's modern take on bingsu, a traditional dessert. Ice is finely shredded and then flavored and stylishly plated.
American celebrity chef Matthew Kenney is behind three plant-based restaurants at the Terra (Sustainability) pavilion. Mudra serves dishes including pizza and plant-based sushi.
You can enjoy a panoramic view of the Expo site from Mudra's rooftop dining space while sipping plant-based drinks.
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The Saudi Arabia pavilion's concept eatery Sard has an ice cream station serving flavors inspired by spices used in traditional Saudi Arabian cuisine.
Rose, chili, saffron, pistachio, and other flavors are scooped into waffle cones or served in ice cream sandwiches.
You can try some of the world's most expensive coffee beans at Mokha 1450, a boutique cafe in the Jamaica pavilion which uses Jamaica Blue Mountain beans to produce a "perfectly smooth" coffee with "no bitterness," according to its makers.
The caffeine rush will get you ready to explore the rest of the pavilion, which offers a glimpse of Jamaica's culture.
Offering a variety of cuisines, the Alkebulan dining hall showcases African food, culture, art and music, with 10 restaurants under one roof. Bunny chow, at Afro Street Seafood, is one of executive chef Davisha Burrowes' top recommendations.
Burrowes also recommends smoked mahi mahi at Seven Seafood. Curated by American celebrity chef Alexander Smalls, Alkebulan aims to spotlight the flavors of the diaspora in a modern and authentic way.
Mouth-watering eating experiences at Expo 2020 Dubai