Renowned chef Rohit Ghai opens Gup & Shup in Expo City Dubai

Dig into dishes inspired by Indian street food.

Expo City in Dubai has fast become a dining destination. Now, it has welcomed the new Indian restaurant, Gup & Shup. The renowned chef Rohit Ghai is behind the concept, which showcases dishes inspired by street food.

Gup & Shup draws its name from the Hindi phrase gupshup, which means to have a conversation and catch up. TGP International is behind the design, which has a contemporary and casual aesthetic. The concept draws inspiration from the informality of India’s street food markets, and elevates it into a modern dining experience.

Marvel at the colourful murals that show images of India, from the Taj Mahal to red chillies. The shelves are filled with items inspired by the country, which range from vases to lanterns. The long communal tables with benches aim to create a community and, of course, that conversation. Plus, the lights are placed directly above each table, so that the dishes are in the spotlight.

Rohit prides himself on combining authentic flavours and spices to create picture-perfect dishes. The menu spans starters, mains and desserts. The dishes include Aloo Tikki Chaat, Gol Goppa, Pani Puri, Chicken Biriyani, Lamb Shank and Saffron Cake.

Rohit hails from Punjab, India, and studied at the Institute of Hotel Management in New Delhi. He previously worked at the MICHELIN Starred restaurant Jamavar in London. He worked in Indian restaurants in London, which include Benares, Bombay Bustle, Gymkhana, Hoppers and Trishna. Plus, he worked at Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, and The Taj Hotels and Resorts.

Gup & Shup is open daily from 11am to 10pm.

GO: Visit @gupandshupdxb for more information.

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