Biggest Biryani Bowl at Global Village

DUBAI — After a completely scrumptious start, the organisers of the Dubai Food Festival, a signature event of the Dubai Shopping Festival 2009 (DSF), are all set to prepare the biggest biryani bowl on February 6 at 4pm in Global Village. Set to weigh over 2,500 kg, around 30 chefs with the help of cooks and butchers will prepare the dish.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 5 Feb 2009, 2:26 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:36 AM

The recipe calls for 1,200 kg of rice, 800 kg of boneless chicken, 48 kg of biryani masala, 155 litres of oil, and 320 litres of yoghurt, besides other ingredients. It is estimated that over 10,000 people will be able to taste the biryani.

The Food Festival, which started on February 1 and will continue till February 14, had food enthusiasts and residents heading towards Uptown Mirdiff to check out stage performances and an exclusive cooking demonstration by Chef Michel Uwe, President of the Emirates Culinary Guild and Director of Kitchens, Radisson SAS Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek.

The market place in Uptown Mirdiff is the centre of all action as stalls have placed fresh and local produce, with everything from ice cream to fruits and coffee, in addition to food markets, cookery workshops, and tasting sessions.Dubai Mall’s themed forest story show, one of the entertainment highlights of DSF 2009, opened to big crowds on Thursday, January 29.

The show, which began at 8pm, saw 28 odd performers put up a spectacular show of acrobats, aided by light effects and stage settings. Based on a dream as seen by a little girl, the show is a spectacle of a fantasy animal world set amidst a magical forest. Jeans to promote awareness on GenesVisitors to Ajman City Centre have the opportunity to help the Red Crescent Society, through its spring promotion ‘Denim Days’.

At Denim Days’, which will last until February 12, customers are invited to bring in pairs of their old jeans for donation at a special drop-off centre.

All the jeans collected will go to help the Red Crescent Society carry on their awareness efforts on thalassaemia, a genetic defect common in the UAE.

Ajman City Centre manager Jassem Al Khaja said: “Quite often, denim trousers will sit at the back of a person’s wardrobe if they think that particular style has gone out of fashion, but we are giving people a chance to make very good use of unwanted clothing.

All customers have to do is drop them off at special collection points, and we will do the rest.”

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