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Food festivals are a great way to explore culinary offerings from different parts of the world. Here are four ongoing ones

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From signature dishes of Japan, Singapore and Thailand, to delicacies from the valley of Kashmir, to rare preparations of Peshawari cuisine, here are culinary celebrations that should be on every food lover’s bucket list.

Enjoy authentic robust flavours at Wok Tok featuring Ramens for a limited time. A special menu, curated by Executive Chef Anuj Kapoor, presents piping hot dishes picked from Japan, Singapore, Thailand and other parts of Asia. Bursting with flavour, they are married with the choicest specialty ingredients flown in from these exotic countries.

When : Till November 18, 2018
Where : Wok Tok, The Grand, New Delhi
Price: Rs 1 700 + taxes per couple
(Lunch and Dinner)

Authentic wazwan

Savour the traditional Kashmiri cuisine as Chef Sewa Singh is visiting from the scenic Vivanta Dal View, Srinagar to offer an authentic Wazwan experience at Indus Express, the specialty North West Frontier cuisine restaurant. Do not miss the classics like Gustaba, Rogan Josh, Nadru Yakhni, Rajma and a lot more.

When: Till November 25
Where: Indus Express, Vivanta Dwarka, New Delhi
(A la carte Dinner)

Horn OK Please

Get ready to savour the choicest of delicacies — melt-in-mouth kebabs to sinful desserts — from over 150 eateries across the city, at the fourth edition of food festival ‘Horn OK Please’ at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Co-powered by Uber Eats and Maggi, the food truck festival promises to be a foodies’ paradise with all elements to make it worth visiting – a delightful food truck, pop-up restaurants and this year’s innovation, ‘China Town Zone’.

The students don’t have to dig deep in their pockets as they have an exclusive Grub Campus offering dishes under Rs 200 that includes Maggi, momos, burgers and pasta, among others. So this is quite the opposite of food festivals at five-star hotels. Do not miss the Kebab Lane with over 100 varieties of succulent meaty kebabs.

“The Dessert Zone will bring together the best home bakers and dessert places, each one with something different and special to offer — from black ice creams to bubble waffles and freakshakes,” said Digant Sharma, organiser of the festival.

Besides the culinary fare, the festival has a high entertainment quotient to the likes of a mini carnival, adventure games and a kids’ zone.

There is yet another highlight to the festival this time – ‘The Experience Zone’ which will have adventure games —bull ride, Rocket trampoline—with professionals performing thrilling BMX skateboarding stunts, a life-size Jenga installation and a lot more.

For shopaholics, there is a mini flea market with a host of boho brands offering everything from junk jewellery to hand-painted sneakers.

The festival will resonate with different music bands playing to make it a complete three-day-long food, gaming, shopping, adventure and musical celebration.

Where: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
When: November 16-18

Peshawari feast

Delve into the rustic, robust and the aromatic cuisine from the land of Peshawar at multi-cuisine restaurant Edesia as the chefs at Crowne Plaza dish out flavours from the ancient city Peshawar. Dawat-e-Peshawari at Edesia is a one of a kind food festival to transport the guests to the culinary bylanes of Peshawar and relish the rich, royal, astonishing flavours from the mainland. To add to the culinary aspect, the festival will also provide a glimpse to the cultural, artistic, and historic aspects of the ancient city.

Savour the rich taste of handpicked ingredients for Peshawari cuisine and pamper your taste buds with sumptuous delicacies such as Lahori Bhagichi Kebab, Angare Seekh Kebab, Malika-a-Dariya, (Shinwari), Sindhi Chicken Tikka , Kharode ka Shorba , Chicken Yakhni Shorba , Maas Dawat-e-Khas, Mutton Pukthan, Mutton Rizala cookkad , Chicken Siyal Court Karachi Machi Curry, Lahori Machi Curry, Baluchi Paneer, Multani Dal Tadka, Kandhari Rajma, Murg Lahori Dum Biryani, Bokarkhani and Tafftan Khamiri roti.
Where: Edesia, Crowne Plaza Today, Okhla
When: Till November 30 (7 pm to 11:45 pm (dinner only)
Price: Rs 2,350 plus taxes