UAE residents taking lessons at the famous Amita Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok during a trip to Thailand Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Good news for foodies with a penchant for travel. Here is your chance to bite into some tempting culinary trips around the world thanks to a Dubai-based tour operator.

Whether it is sampling street food or cooking a meal at a masterclass session, Paulomi Bhatt, Founder of ‘The World at her Feet’ says the food trips are designed to help you indulge your palate at diverse destinations.

The travel company has lined up nine destinations that one can choose from: Bangkok, Chiangmai (both in Thailand), Bali (Indonesia), Yangon (Myanmar), Tallinn (Estonia), Mumbai (India), Basque, Barcelona (Spain) and Yerevan (Armenia).

“While the emphasis is mainly on trying the local cuisine of each destination, the holiday comes with a twist,” said Bhatt.

“In Bangkok, we will mostly be eating street food. One of the days however, we will be dining at Gaggan, a Michelin star restaurant. We also have a cooking class arranged at one of the renowned schools in the world, Amita,” she said.

Lovers of Spanish snacks and delights can have their fill in Barcelona as they will get a chance to go tapas bar-hopping, and in Armenia they will get to cook and eat a meal with a local family, besides nature gazing and visiting monasteries.

In Yangon, besides snacking into traditional gyin thohk (ginger salad with sesame seeds) and khauk swe thoke (a wheat noodle salad with dried shrimps, shredded cabbage and carrots dressed with fried peanut oil, fish sauce and lime), one can enjoy an ‘architectural tour’ of the city, including a visit to a Burmese teak wood factory.

Reality show

According to Bhatt, Mumbai is one of the most fun-filled destinations.

“We all know the city is famous for not just its street food, but its entertainment industry too. To give our holiday makers a complete feel of the city – we will take them as guests to a reality show and also a Bollywood film shooting. After all Mumbai is not just about vada pav and samosas,” she said.

“As you can see the trips are not just about visiting a place, but also experiencing the local flavour through its cuisine and blending into the local culture.”

The tours are all for a duration between four and six nights and prices range from Dh5,000 to Dh7,000 excluding airfare.