When I'm stuffed to the point of delirium, a wire in my brain snaps and I come up with these freakish doodles in my head. Ideally, the doodle dies before I get around to writing a post. But sometimes, it childishly sneaks its way onto my blog.
Delirium is what happens when you go to a fairground like Global Village with a group of foodies. All of whom have obviously come there specifically to eat.
Fellow bloggers from Fooderati Arabia — Didi, Dee and Mishti — plus my two buddies, Rads and Bellay (an endearingly nicknamed foodie soul mate whose trip to Dubai was well-timed for this binging excursion) all ganged up together to cover as much ground as we could...tasting, smelling, drinking, digesting (but miserably failing to digest anything because we'd always see some other TreatWeMustTry the second we'd attempt to stop eating.) A special mention to Nausheen, the Dubai Bites blogger who was there with us in spirit. Her post on the Top 10 Eats at Global Village was printed out by Dee and followed by us like the gospel. I think Dee may have gone on to laminate her (now grease-stained?) printed copy of that post.
Here's a little round-up of most of the things we sampled or saw being devoured at Global Village. I say 'most' because my photo of the minced meat Turkish lahmacun looked like it had been shot in a dust storm and was incredibly unusable, even by my barely-existent standards. And because I never got around to snapping a photo of the addictive home-baked Butterscotch cake that Mishti had graciously brought for us to sample. I crammed the last butterscotch chunk into my mouth on my drive home — because clearly, all the eating at Global Village and delirium thereafter had not triggered the "I'm FREAKING FULL" signal to my brain yet.
Hit your left and right arrow keys to circle through the round-up.
[psst. don't miss the captions at the bottom, I've put my heart, soul and a crapload of brain cells into keeping, contrary to my usual rambles, the captions concise.]
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Other foodalicious posts on Global Village:
- Didi's hilarious post on the insights she gained about foodies after our Global Village excursion
- ...and her 10 Power Tips should you plan to go there (which you should, at least once, before the 3rd of March.)
- Dubai Bites' Top 10 Eats at Global Village
- Dee's recap of our gluttonous escapade, The One Where Food Bloggers Descended on Global Village