YouTuber Irfan Junejo has taken it upon himself to tradition all these unaware of the wealthy historical past of a few of Karachi’s iconic delicacies – particularly the GenZ who’re busy munching on quick meals and effective eating locations.
Whereas pizza locations and burger joints have their very own allure, nothing beats a recent plate of nalli nihari topped with spices and a sizzling piping naan straight from the tandoor – a combo that Junejo calls an “elite” one. However the vlogger doesn’t simply go to well-known meals eateries within the metropolis however is exploring and giving the limelight to those who have existed for many years and have saved up with the standard and style from their inception.
From the very best thailay wale french fries to mouth-watering Gol Gappay to Fish Katakat, you’ve got to strive these desi locations situated on the “different aspect of the bridge”, as advisable by Junejo.
1. Javed Nihari
Prime of the listing is the world-famous Javed Nihari – a dream began by Haji Javed in a small store. There are two places in Karachi; one in Federal B Space and the opposite at Tariq Street. Nonetheless, the previous one at Dastagir no 14 is the one the place all of it started.
2. Jilloo Bhai Bunkabab
Think about being so assured in your craft that you simply get well-known with out even having a reputation for your small business. Zulfiqar, the proprietor of a small bun kabab thela situated at Gulshan-e-Iqbal block 14, nearly flexes that his ‘benaam thela’ doesn’t want a reputation at this level. Junejo, in his shoutout video, describes the primary chunk of this delicacy as the sensation of assembly an previous buddy.
3. Fish Katakat
“Two issues occurred in 1965 which are nonetheless well-known. One, you already know and the second is true behind me,” says Junejo in a video that introduces us to the mouth-watering (and burning too) deal with that Fish Katakat is. Titled Mashallah Fish Katakat, the restaurant is situated at Liaquatabad, Dak Khana and is very advisable by the vlogger!
4. Mishkil Khan’s Afghani Boti
Situated at Al-Asif Sq., Junejo says you’re lacking out on life in the event you haven’t tried “the person, the parable, the legend Mishkil Khan’s Afghani Boti.” Cooked to perfection, the tender spicy meat melts proper in your mouth.
4. Raees Qorma
Situated at Landhi, Raees Qorma makes use of all chemistry classes to make a “banger” in line with Junejo. With its acidic spices mixed with the bases in curd, the dish is an infusion of neutralised spices and no different Qorma can beat this one!
5. Bapu Naseeb Gol Gappay
Are you able to think about a thaila situated on the similar place with the identical menu and similar style and run by the identical individual for the previous 40 years? If not, you’ve acquired to strive Bapu Naseeb’s Gol Gappy from Bhaijaan Chowk, Aisha Manzil subsequent. It’ll go away you craving the identical style from the identical store – nearly addictive!
6. Memon Fries
“There are two varieties of fries in Karachi; one that’s accessible at quick meals chains and the opposite that you simply eat in your means again from tuition and that is the second kind,” mentioned Junejo and the introduction is sufficient. To get you extra pumped, Memon Fries, situated at Bhaijaan Chowk, Aisha Manzil, has a particular secret sauce that solely the proprietor and the son know!
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