Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Photo courtesy of Nolu's Downtown
Nolu's DowntownAbu Dhabi offers countless food cultures to explore, but the real fun starts when cuisines begin to intersect on its fusion menus. Nowhere is there a more eccentric pairing of culinary traditions than at Nolu’s Downtown in the Galleria Mall on Al-Maryah Island. The decor is that of a healthy California gastropub, and the menu is as well—with a twist: Afghani flavors and ingredients suffuse a menu filled with California classics such as kale Caesar salad and Baja fish tacos. Be sure to try an Afghani starter such as the sweet and savory borani kadoo or the mantoo dumplings. And if the West-Coast-sprouts vibe isn’t your thing, try the qabili pallow, a tender lamb shank served on a bed of Afghani brown rice, raisins, and carrots.