If you adventurous like I am and on tour in Pakistan, your day's goal might often be to make it to the next decent hotel however many miles away. There were many times when I stayed at the only hotel in small remote towns... and there was no other choice for restaurant food. The hotels understandably carry the cheapest most durable foods, namely potatoes and maybe peas... so it can be difficult to get a good meal after touring all day. Soooo, health conscious as I am, I had my driver stop and pick up vegetables every day when we'd pass a market along the way. Each night when we arrived at our hotel we'd bring the vegetables in to the chef and voila, we had the best, most fresh and healthy dinners they'd ever had on tour. The driver and guide both wondered why they hadn't thought of that before in their 20+ years of experience! And the cost for this magnificent vegetable feast was maybe $1-$2!
Favorite Dish: Kadoo or Squash can be found almost anywhere along the way... also in the north, in Hunza especially they have the best most succulent greens I've ever had!
Mango the "king of fruits", is one of the most popular and best-loved fruits. Hundreds of varieties of mangoes are available in Pakistan. Chill the mangoes in ice and try... yummmy...... the aroma and taste of Pakistan mangoe is unmatched. Available in summer (end-June to september)
In winter (end-November to March), you will find sweet juicy oranges every where, at very cheap rates.
Favorite Dish: Mangoes Varieties: Dusehri, Chaunsa, Sindhri, Anwar-retol, langra,
A life time dining experience. Inside the walled city of Lahore, where you can have almost all sorts of traditional food, in a real Lahori atmosphere. The speciality food of other areas is also available (for example Chappli Kebabs). A must ...... in Lahore!.
Favorite Dish: Fried fish, biryani, tikkas & kebabs, tuk-a-tuk, karahi etc. etc.
Upmarket Chinese restaurant in the suburb of Clifton. Very popular with the upper class.
They have two menus, one with standard westernized Chinese food, and the other, only on demand, with authentic and more exotic dishes. Good selection of seafood.
Prices are high for Pakistan but the servings are HUGE.
We only ordered two dishes, but it was way too much for us, so we gave the rest to a crippled beggar on the street. I bet this was the best meal he had in his entire life.
Favorite Dish: King Prawns with cashew nuts.
The Khan Club is the most beautiful and luxurious hotel in Peshawar.
It's an old colonial place with a stylish tea room where you can treat yourself to a delicious Afghan meal and tea after a strenuous city exploration in Peshawar.
As 007 said in 'The Living Daylights' :
"I know a good restaurant in Karachi".
This luxurious (but inexpensive) Japanese gourmet temple has some of the best Nigiri Sushi i've ever eaten.
Favorite Dish: A huge Sushi platter for 6$. Do i need to say more?
Pakistani food is similar to that of northern India, with a dollop of Middle Eastern influence thrown in for good measure. This means menus peppered with baked and deep-fried breads (roti, chapattis, puri, halwa and nan), meat curries, lentil mush (dhal), spicy spinach, cabbage, peas and rice. Street snacks - samosas and tikkas (spiced and barbecued beef, mutton or chicken) - are delicious, while a range of desserts will satisfy any sweet tooth. The most common sweet is barfi (it pays to overlook the name), which is made of dried milk solids and comes in a variety of flavours.
This is a fun shopping area with ice creams,drinks and foods.
I liked this very much and enjoyed buying hair accesories and bangles.
Also there is a really cute duck pond in the middle of shopping areas and a childrens playground.
Favorite Dish: Apple drink freshly squeezed from apples.
Lal Qila in Karachi is very famous for its delicious dishes. Otherwise there are many other excellent Restaurant in Lahore which offer great variety of food from Mediteranean to Mexican, everything is available !
People of Lahore are considered to be the people who are most fond of GOOD Spicy FOOD :)
Pic on left hand side was in a village where i tried to cook some 'Roti's' (Pakistani Bread) :) so it we can have it with Chicken Curry :)
HHMMmmmm.... simply delicious!
Favorite Dish: Halwa with Poori !
For More Pictures please go to Pakistani Dishes Travelogue.
This restaurant has an interior decor that reflects Pakistan's heartland culture. Good quality food is served in traditional kiosks/serving stations. The exterior also shows culture of the land and a family can also take a ride in a decorated horse-buggy.
Favorite Dish: This restaurants offers menu from all the nooks and corners of Pakistan. Pakistanis are meat eaters and love meat in every form - bbq, with gravy, with rice, etc. One should try Sindhi Biryani, Chicken Tikkas, Karahi Gosht, etc.
The good thing about this place is that it is quite spacious and it offers large variety of foods to its visitors. This place is located in famous bazaar of lahore OLD ANARKALI.
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish is CHICKEN SHEESH KABAB. They are cooked on an iron rod and they are served in a beautiful way.
The restaurant is built like a Red Castle modelling the famous LaQila of India. The food is truly fabulous with a huge variety of Mughlai, Barbecue, Chinese and all types of food. A truly wonderful place. Must not miss when in Pakistan.
Everywhere we went in Pakistan people offered us chai. I loved it! The chai is never the same, everyone seems to have a slightly different recipy. If you have the time, go and have chai with the locals. It is a change to chat with them and learn a little more about Pakistani life.
I never met locals with bad intentions, in 2001 the Norhern Areas were unspoiled, people were sooooo friendly!
The so called "Food Street" in Lahore is a pedestrianized zone with nicely restored colonial buildings.
There are plenty of food stalls offering cheap and delicious local food. Most of them have tables on the street, so this a great place to spend an evening eating and people-watching.
Usually I went to lacal pakistani restaurant with other tourists. Also there is Afgani style restaurant. I should take off shose on carpet floor at afghani one.
Favorite Dish: I love so much ' Karai' which is cooked mutton or Chicken spicy with chapati!
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