Food Fest Alert: Asian Hawkers Market at Select City Walk, New Delhi

IANS  |  Updated: July 13, 2017 12:20 IST

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Food Fest Alert: Asian Hawkers Market at Select City Walk, New Delhi
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With the festive season on full throttle, food lovers have a reason to gorge on some delicious dimsums, freshly rolled sushi, and fragrant curries at The Asian Hawkers Market in New Delhi

The festival started 23rd, October and will end on 25th October 2015.  Besides food, you have live music, concerts by Indian bands and DJs. To add more fervour to the festival, there will be games like a special martial arts game, hoolas, chopsticks, arm wrestling and even dance-offs. With 26 top restaurants like Mamagoto, Neung Roi, Sampan, Guppy by ai, Chi Ni, En and Yum Yum Cha who have set up their stalls, foodies can have a gala time hopping from one to another while tucking into the best Asian food that the city has to offer. With the portions comparatively small, visitors can sample different cuisines without feeling uncomfortably full.

The Market is an initiative of four food impresarios - Siddharth Mathur, Director and Head of 'Social' and food consultant for 'My Square', Select Citywalk's food court; Atul Sikand, creator and curator of Facebook’s Indian recipe-sharing group, Sikandalous Cuisine; Tanveer Kwatra, Executive Chef, Le Meridien Gurgaon; and acclaimed restaurant critic and food blogger Sourish Bhattacharyya.
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“We wanted to do a very focused food festival and luckily all four of us had the same thing in mind. It just so happened that we met each other, and we decided that why not work together. So, we all wanted to bring entertainment and good food together in one place,” says Mr. Bhattacharyya.

With five-star and stand-alone restaurants coming together at one location to present the cuisine of China, Korea, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, Bhattacharya said that knowing “Delhi has a huge appetite for food festivals, on a working day we are not expecting many people till the evening but on the weekend we are expecting around 10,000 to 15,000 visitors.”

Some of the other participating restaurants include the Royal China, Pan Asian (Sheraton New Delhi), Jade (The Claridges), Dimsumbros, Asia 7, The Fatty Bao, Wow Momo and Artful Baker. “We at Wai Wai are delighted to be part of the first Asian Hawkers Market. A concept that is completely in sync with the our brand of exploring the varied flavours of Asian cuisine. Through this forum we are treating food lovers with an innovative avatar,” Varun Chaudhary, Executive Director, CG Corp Global, the makers of Wai Wai said.

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What to eat? These five dishes are definitely not be missed -
Thai Orange Drink at Yum Yum Cha
Sushi at Guppy by Ai
Octopus Cheese Balls at Yum Yum Cha
Wasabi Prawns from the 'Chi Ni' house
Okomomiyaki or Osaka Pancakes by Chef Tanveer Kwatra of Le Meridien, Gurgaon

The Market timings are 12 p.m.to 11 p.m. If you haven't, step out already!

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