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    Coco's den: The Pakistani cuisine

    by imranthetrekker Written Feb 21, 2012

    April is still fine, the warmer temperatures begin with the end of April in Lahore. Don't miss Coco's den a cafe and restaurant especially the lovely architecture the culinary delicacies .

    Bon voyage ..

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    BUTT Restaurant: Delicious chicken karahi

    by marvelous_girl Updated Jun 22, 2011

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    They mainly traditional Punjabi Pakistani dishes.It is part of Butt sweets and Bakers ; famous for it's sweets and cakes.They make best cakes in Lahore.If u r traveling on the side of Batti choak( Minar-e Pakistan and Badshshi Masjid) since it is difficult to find nice food their to eat you can come here it is not very far and is also comparatively cheap.

    Favorite Dish: Their Chicken karahi is simply best.One Chicken Krahi is for 5 to 6 people. we were 4 and with breads and cocka cola bottles it cost us 750 rs only.
    They are very famous for their breakfast as well.they don't have much place to sit so people usually eat the break fast in their cars.The main dish of Break fast is NAAN CHANE
    There is one thing about ‘Butt Nan Chanay’ that they are available in the morning for some time like their food finish at 11 pm so you have to come earlier then that. It is not that they have less food but they have so much crowd at their shop that your turn came after long time. People stood their for much time just to have one plate of Nan Chanay. They doesn’t have proper sitting space to eat there, very few benches but many people have their food in their cars.

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  • Fujiyama at Avari Hotel: Japanese Cuisine in Lahore

    by MrsCarreiro Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Written by Grade 8 student M. Baig

    Vegetables and salads are just not my thing. I prefer chicken, meat and fish. You might say I’m a carnivore but that’s the way I am. I am very finicky about my food. It shouldn’t be mixed with each other and my surroundings have to be clean. I am telling you this to inform you about my likings and dislikings. Now you can read on with the review.

    It was my mother’s birthday and we decided to go out for dinner at a Japanese restaurant called Fugiyama. It is located in the Avari Hotel on the first floor. There was a small waterfall in the entrance. The theme of the restaurant was very reddish and maroon. I noticed it had a very relaxing mood. The wall on our right was made of bamboo sticks. There were tables of two, four, six, and twelve. To my surprise, unlike other restaurants in Lahore, Fugiyama was quiet and not cramped up.

    We sat down and enjoyed the classical Japanese music in the background. You might be thinking if there was a restaurant dress code, then to your relief there was no dress code. Your clothes should just not be too explicit or offensive. The atmosphere of the restaurant was very kid-friendly although it is preferred not to bring toddlers. The lighting was very soft and subtle which gave it a soothing effect.

    As I looked through the menu, I was amazed that there was a variety of Japanese and continental dishes. The courses included appetizers, soups which were followed by main meals. We gave our order with the advice of the waiter.

    I was awed by their crockery. There were traditional Japanese plates beautifully hand-painted. There were also a set of chopsticks beside the plates, which of course we didn’t use.

    Favorite Dish: We were first served Japanese green tea because in their native country, people drink green tea throughout the day. It is lukewarm and used as a substitute for water. Then they served us tempura prawns and buffalo wings (actually chicken wings). The prawn batter was thin and crispy. We dipped it in a chili sauce which was a perfect accompaniment to our appetizer. The buffalo wings were a bit disappointing because the taste was more Pakistani than Japanese. It had a very astringing taste. Then it was time for my favorite sushi platter. Sushi, for all those of you who don’t know, is raw fish. It sounds disgusting but it is a Japanese delicacy. Scientists say it might be a reason for the long lives of the Japanese people.

    The waiter then brought us the garlic rice. To me this was definitely the piece de resistance. It was glutinous rice, very different from our basmati rice. It was like a rice ball. Garlic rice had a mellow taste. We were then served mixed vegetable noodles. They were also very succulent. Although the taste was somewhat Pakistani, I liked it better than the buffalo wings. Our main course was teriyaki chicken and red snapper fish. Teriyaki is a Japanese sauce made from soy sauce mixed with different spices. It is very piquant. The chicken was very luscious and perfectly cooked. The red snapper fish was palatable. It was based in teriyaki sauce which dominated the flavor. It was hard to tell if it was fish or chicken. We skipped desert as we were quite full.

    All in all, I was very pleased with the service and food. The manager and waiters were polite. The prices were sky-rocketing but I thought it was worth the meal. Fugiyama was definitely the best restaurant I have gone to in Lahore till now. I would say it is best for special occasions.

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    Bamian Restaurant: Bamian Cuisine presented with a Gourmet Flair and

    by wasif786 Written Feb 26, 2011

    "Bamian is a food extravaganza along the canal;
    the food is completely discrete of what other restaurants provide.
    This is a place for all who enjoy quality food in a very creative ambiance.
    The menu is a Unique Fusion of Balochi + Afghani dishes.
    The New restaurant has just been formed;
    1/2 km from Thokar Chowk,Opposite Rabbani Hospital;on the canal.
    The concept of Sitting Arrangement in khaimas(tents),
    is entirely a novel idea being practice at Bamian Restaurant,Lahore
    ;which is being admired moreover persuading people
    to just walk in and enjoy themselves in a, out of this world atmosphere
    while they have their mouthwatering food.
    The interior simply spells perfection.
    The employees working there confidently state
    "they do not compromise on quality;
    vigorous staff training,designing the Perfect Menu.

    Bamian Special Barbequed Wings.

    The Bamian Cheese Tikka contains cheese in it with special balochi sauces marginated with the chicken.Bamian's main courses include many varieties of grilled Kababs & Tikka's. Most dishes are accompanied with rice, special dipping sauces and of course Nan.

    Favorite Dish: Bamian Special Barbequed Wings.

    The Bamian Cheese Tikka contains cheese in it with special balochi sauces marginated with the chicken.Bamian's main courses include many varieties of grilled Kababs & Tikka's. Most dishes are accompanied with rice, special dipping sauces and of course Nan.

    Home Made Roghni Nan

    Balochi Rosh is one of my favourite dish at bamian because the mouthwatering mutton in the soup exactly suites my taste........

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    Mr. Big: Best Shawarma in town

    by lahoree Updated Oct 8, 2010

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    Mr. Big is a nice restaurant offering local and fast food in a cozy environment.

    However, I love their "Shawarma Platter" which is without any doubt the best. A must try!

    Price: About $3. Hearty serving

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    Bell Pepper: Local and fast food restaurant

    by lahoree Updated Oct 8, 2010

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    A must visit place when in Fortress Stadium.

    Try "Boneless Chicken Handi" with "Roghani Nan" (bread).

    Update October 2010 - This restaurant is closed now. Don't visit the new restaurant that replaced Bell Pepper.

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    Bhatti Karahi: Quality is down now!

    by lahoree Updated Oct 8, 2010

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    Bhatti Karahi Tikka used to be the best place offering barbecue chicken, seekh kabab and Karahi. The quality is not that good now but still a hot spot, perhaps they are still encashing their goodwill that they had earned over years.

    Update October 2010 - Yes Bhatti Karahi Tikka is still setting records in offering worst food. So why did I go there? My friend visited from Karachi after several years and insisted in going there.

    Better go to Kahmir Restaurant that is located in front of Bhatti Karahi. Ambiance inside restaurant is way better than Bhatti.

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    Chinese restaurants in Lahore

    by lahoree Updated Oct 8, 2010

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    Chinese restaurants all around Lahore offer same taste and quality; not much differentiation that tempts to write a tip about a specific restaurant.

    Some of the restaurants that offers nice ambiance are:

    TaiWah, Yeefah along Main Boulevard Gulberg
    Xinhua behind Empire Center on Main Boulevard Gulberg
    Sichuan near Mini Market Gulberg
    Manderin in front of Pace Main Market Gulberg (Comparatively cheaper option)
    MeiKong next to Joy Land in Fortress Stadium
    LungFung behind LDA Plaza on Egerton Road (Update October 2010 - quality is down to earth; don't waste your money.

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  • MUNCH RESTAURANT: EXCELLENT FOOD

    by aliintl.07 Written May 22, 2010

    I HAVE VISITED TODAY IN THE OPENING CEREMONY OF MUNCH RESTAURANT LOCATED
    AT SHADIWAL CHOWK JOHAR TOWN LAHORE.
    I FOUND THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND IF THEY MAINTAIN THE QUALITY
    WHICH IS ACTUALLY RUN BY PROFESSIONAL EXECUTIVE CHEF CH MANZOOR AHMED VIRK
    HAVING 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN PAKISTAN AND ABROAD THEN WE HOPE FOR THEIR
    GOOD REPUTATION.

    Favorite Dish: THEIR SHAWERMA IS EXCELLENT BCS THEY HAVE THE RECIPE FROM KUWAIT EXPERIENCE AND ALSO THE MUTTON KARAHI WHICH ALSO HAVE UNIQUE FROM THE OTHERS.

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    Juice corners

    by marvelous_girl Written Feb 14, 2010

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    In Annar Kali Bazar you will find juice corners nore common than resturants coz as the food street is near to it and you can find all kind of food there.Along with juices they also serve fresh fruit juices and some local dishes which cant ba called a proper me and they can be compared with salids althoug they are not salids.

    Favorite Dish: i like to eat "dahi bhalae" and "fruit chaat".

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    Peru: Great setup for puppet lovers

    by nadeemazeem Written Jun 23, 2009

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    This restaurant is located about 20Km outside Lahore. Great set up, a lot of open space, lush lawns & really nice. Huge outside sitting area and also inside dinning room. Took my family for a birthday party. Service was a disappointment considering the over price menu. I guess you cannot get western style service no matter where you go. Food was just ok. Manager was very nice.
    They do have a great Puppet Museum.

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    Street Food - Lassi

    by lahoree Updated Mar 5, 2009

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    It's a Lahore's version of beer :) it's not beer but mixture of milk, yogurt, sugar and paray (a native sweet). Mostly people drink it with breakfast during hot summer as Lassi gives a soothing cool feeling. If you will drink two glasses, for sure you will feel dizzy.

    Best Lassi is offered by “Rafiq Lassi Wala” on Railway Road near Food Street GawalMandi. Don't freak out by the place. Again bring your disposable glass.

    Price per glass is about 75 cents.

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    Street Food - Tukka Tuk

    by lahoree Updated Mar 5, 2009

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    "Tukka Tuk" is not name of dish but a process of preparing food on a large plate when chicken, beef or lamb chops are sliced into smaller pieces while being fried on the plate. When meat is sliced sound come like tukatuk, from where the name is derived.

    Visit Lakshmi Chowk on Mcleoad road, it is also a must try food. You can order tukkatuk of chicken, beef, lamb chops, kidneys or even brain.

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    Street Food in ancient walled city of Lahore

    by lahoree Updated Mar 5, 2009

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    While in Lahore visiting famous Lahore Fort and Badshahi Mosque, head for a food trip in the ancient walled city of Lahore. There are two places where a number of restaurants are located (a) Heera Mandi (red light area) and (b) inside Lohari gate. Tastiest food at an affordable price. You need to walk a bit in the congested streets of ancient city while heading from Heera Mandi to Lohari Gate, but it will give an opportunity to visit historic city as well. See my travelogue on "Ancient city of Lahore" for more details.

    Remember: you should have your own disposable plate and glass...right?

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    Street Food - Kashmiri Tea: Best green tea in Lahore

    by lahoree Updated Mar 5, 2009

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    I love to sip Kashmiri tea during winter season. It's not ordinary tea, all I know is it takes a whole day preparing tastiest Kashmiri tea. Tea is topped with bits of almonds.
    Head for Abbott road near Lakshmi Chowk.

    There are two shops right next to Odean and Capital Cinema. Remember saying "Cheenee Kut". It means less sugar because they tend to make the tea too sweet.
    Price less than 25 cents a cup.

    Said shops also sell hunter beef and kheer (native sweet dish).

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    Mar 9, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    ASSALAM O ALAIKUM. went to grill n bake restaurant at faisal town lahore after getting it recommended highly by one of my relatives but the experience i got after visiting it was not so good. The service was pathetic. I was there with my seven family members and the waitors served with single 1.5 litre mineral water bottle. There was not proper sitting place. The prices were far too high. I cannot understand the pricing strategy of the owner. I mean how can you implement MMAlam rates at a restaurant located in faisal town with sitting arrangement in a grass less park on plastic chairs and tables without any proper lighting system.

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