Sharjah Food Festival #SSF16

The Sharjah Food Festival ended this weekend. The festival is spread across three areas within Sharjah; Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Qasba and Al Montazah. We spent an idle Friday evening at Al Majaz Waterfront courtesy Zomato, and had a great time.

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The Sharjah Food Festival has stalls from many well-known brands, and is also a great introduction to a few I have not heard of earlier. 

The Sharjah Food Festival at Al Majaz Waterfront is a circle of festive white tents housing food stalls from across the UAE. Each stall showcases the restaurant’s signature dishes, and is a great means of nibbling away through a variety of offerings in one sitting.

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Kono Pizza

Pizza in a cone?! What a novel concept! This bright red truck parked amidst the circle of white tents was hard to miss. And their pizza is as funky as their branding!

Sure makes pizza-eating a far easier, mess-free affair, especially when you plan to do a click-happy walkabout through the rest of the stalls.

A Kono Pizza costs AED 17 each. I tried Kono Pizza’s Turkey Pepperoni – delizioso!

 

Burger Joint

An old favorite, I love the concept of Burger Joint. From its beginnings in Le Parker Meridien’s posh, marbled exteriors, the brand has maintained its stance at keeping its branding simple, fun and eclectic while offering the best meals using premium produce.

Love their very eighties neon signage, and the hand-made cardboard posters. This was the very first time I tried their Lotus Shake – raved about it on Instagram, and seems like I even upset someone with this post! Click on the image below:

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And ofcourse I had to have one of their signature burgers. Split a chicken burger between Hubby and me. Sharjah Food Festival 2016 SFF16 Al Majaz Waterfront (13)

 

Saralicious

The Sharjah Food Festival has proven to be a great means of getting to know restaurants located in the Northern Emirates. The chocaholic in me was absolutely intrigued by the Nutella syringes at Saralicious… how decadently sinful are these?!

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Saralicious is a confectionery store located in Ajman, and stock a whole load of goodies stuffed with Nutella, Kinder, Ferreo Rocher… you get the drift; a hidden gem for chocaholics!

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Papa Pingo

This is yet another sweet-tooth stall, featuring an absolutely adorable penguin mascot.Sharjah Food Festival 2016 SFF16 Al Majaz Waterfront (2)

They even sell these cute little waffles shaped like penguins, and stuffed with various fillings. Sharjah Food Festival 2016 SFF16 Al Majaz Waterfront (1)

And here’s some chocolate-laden yumminess to entice you:

We had soft-serve cones in red velvet waffle cones. Vanilla? Chocolate? Or a swirl of both? You choose! Sharjah Food Festival 2016 SFF16 Al Majaz Waterfront (5)

Papa Pingo has a store in Dubai Mall. Do check them out.

 

Motabal

I met a very amicable young man at the Motbal stall. This is an Egyptian restaurant based in Sharjah, and the stall host wanted me to sample everything!

Love their colourful signage.

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My favorite dish from this stall was the traditional Stuffed Koosa. Sharjah Food Festival 2016 SFF16 Al Majaz Waterfront (32)

 

While we snacked on great food, there was a talented young Venezuelan who was busy swallowing swords! Sharjah Food Festival 2016 SFF16 Al Majaz Waterfront (24)

This was a part of the live entertainment at the Sharjah Food Festival. This very talented performer had the audience spellbound with his endless bag of tricks.

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Beryl

While watching this live performance, we snacked on a plate of nachos from Beryl. Sharjah Food Festival 2016 SFF16 Al Majaz Waterfront (20)

Beryl is a snacks vendor stocking everything you would expect to find at the popcorn vendors at a movie theater. They even have those long sipper bottles, loaded with ice-cold slush.

 

The Sharjah Food Festival proved to be a fun day out for the entire family. Wish I had known about it earlier. I would have surely made time to visit the other locations as well. Hoping to do more foodie hops next year! #SFF16

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