EAT

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The di­ver­sity of food choices on of­fer in var­i­ous Silk Road lo­ca­tions re­flects the ul­tra-cos­mopoli­tan his­tory of its cities. In Li­jiang, sam­ple the full range of lo­cal spe­cial­i­ties at 88 Snack (88 Wu Yi St, Li­jiang; +86 888 888 8676). A no-frills joint, it has English pic­ture menus. In Sa­markand, ar­guably the city’s best plov — the Uzbek sta­ple with rice pi­laf and meat — is served at Cafe Karim­bek (194 Gar­ga­rina St, Sa­markand; +998 66 221 2756). In the Salalah area, head to Al Mina (PC 214 Al Mansurah St, Al Baleed, Salalah; www.anan­tara. com), one of three res­tau­rants at the beach­side Al Baleed Re­sort Salalah, to sam­ple dishes in­flu­enced by the Mediter­ranean traders who vis­ited the area in the past.

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