Karachi, Pakistan – March 12, 2017–Celebrating desi food being a primitive tradition at foodpanda, Pakistan’s very own online food ordering company embarked upon a live food-filled, palate-satisfyingDesi #FoodRun with TSG’s SWOT-on-Wheels. With their diet plans shredded, metaphorical bibs donned, a group of 20 die-hard foodies and localbloggersboarded on foodpanda’sstunning orange bus lastSunday to explore Karachi bite by bite!
Having come together for the sake of discovering Karachi’s authentic flavours, foodpandarequested TSG’s SWOT-on-Wheelsfood tour service to coversome major food streets of the cityincluding Burns Road, New Town Masjid, Alamgir Road, Guru Mandir and DohraJithat bless Karachi with a colourfulheritage in terms of food.
At 6 PM sharp, with empty stomachs, the foodie squad headed to Burns Road to sample Waheed’sNihari and Fry Kabab. As soon as the aromatic golden gravy with a hugejuicy, tender piece of beef topped with perfectly sliced ginger and green chillies was served, no one could resist but only dip their karaknaansand even fingersinto the spicy pool. Served next were Waheed’s signature runny, butter-fried kebabs. Their velvety texture melted in the mouth so smoothly that no one could hold back.
However, realizing that it was just the beginning, the groupstopped and flocked to Hanifia: the originators of Hunter Beef Burgers in Karachi! Dry Hunter Beef patty topped with tomato and cucumber slices, assembled between a fresh bun- this flavourful stack was served with a spicy yet tangy sauce to add a punch to the plain flavourof the beef.
Not yet recovered from this food coma, the foodies were served light and refreshing sugarcane juice shots from Ice Cool, which charge everyone up for the next round of food!
Not having a barbeque during a desi food run in Karachi would do no justice, so the next legitimate stop was MeeruthKebab House at Guru Mandir. Sticking to their staunch belief of divine food combinations, Meerath only served their barbeque with paratha, and no naan. The flavourful tender chicken piecestopped with ginger and green chillies were served with their special imliki chutney that really tantalized the taste buds and everyone kept asking for more.
Next, everyone walked to Saleem milk shop for something that no foodie can say no to: Lassi, that also malai mar ke! Here, the true appetite strength of two foodies was tested with a Lassi Competitionwhere the one representing TSG won.Among all the hooting and cheering, the trip got more thrilling and everyone else also gulped their Lassi glasses in no time!
The bus then headed to Zameer Ansari. TheirDhaaga Kebab and ShahiChatakhwere what kept all the foodies in loop despite being too stuffed! Perfectly cooked kebabs with the ultimate chutney and soft, creamy MalaiBoti with a uniquely flavoured rich sauce. Most people preferred eating both without any paratha or chapatti as Alamgir’slachhaydarparatha waited for them next door.
You are not a true Pakistani foodie unless you close our meals with a chai. Likewise, everyone was yearning for doodhpatti by then and Quetta Alamgir was blessing in a cup! Nobody wanted to spare a sip of their tea, however,eachparathaswas shared by a group of four.
Finally,the bus routed to its last stop, SaleemQadir Uncle Gola at DohraJi. Crushed ice, red, yellow, green syrups, and flowing threads of condensed milk make you feel like seeing a rainbow in the making. This was the best possible close to such a food and fun-filled run!
This was actually the first episode of more interesting live food hunts coming your way. Meanwhile, all the foodies out there who can’t help drooling already canorder any of these delectable items home from foodpanda right now!