Editor-in-Chief & Publisher: MIR JAVED RAHMAN


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Issue Date 11 - 17 Mar, 2017 at 2:00 PM

When it comes to food, Pakistanis love it and take it quite seriously. Whether it is simple eggs Benedict in breakfast, a family-friendly noon with delectable steak, or a full-scale daytime lunch with your buddies, eating options in the country seem to multiply every year. Here’s a guide to choose your next spot from the given variety of dishes, price ranges and varied timings…

Opium Thai & Chinese
LAHORE
Opium Thai & Chinese

If you are looking for authentic Thai and Chinese cuisine then Opium is the spot where you should be headed. Choose from a number of starters, soups, salads, stir fry entrees, noodles and house specials which include Stir Fried Lobster, Whole Red Snapper and Opium’s Hot Pot.
• 43 C-1 Gulberg III, 54660
• Tel: 04235759950, 0300 8402420
• Operation hours: Open 24 hours

Delish Pizza Lounge


Delish Pizza Lounge
Try Delish Pizza Lounge’s healthy pizza’s which are prepared from quality ingredients. If you are looking for classics, try the beef lasagna and macaroni and cheese. This eatery offers de-junk food.
• 176 C, Bank Square Market, Model Town 5-Y, Sector Market, DHA & 11-G Al Hafeez Tower above Old Masooms Café, MM Alam Road.
• Tel: 04235748844, 03347111161
• Operation hours: 13:00 - 01:00


Qishmisch

ISLAMABAD
Qishmisch

Home-ccoked food outside the premises of your home, is that what you want? Then try Qishmisch: go for their lacha parathas, kulfi, shahi tukray, chicken malai boti and sarson ka saag.
• 3rd floor, Chaudhry Plaza, Bhittai Road, Jinnah Market, F7, 44000
• Tel: 03331904050
• Operation hours: Open 24 hours

 

Casa Rouge
Casa Rouge
New in the capital? Casa Rouge will give you a one of a kind experience when you dine here. Offering a continental menu, the eatery also has a terrace bar.
• Super Market F-6 Markaz, 44000
• Tel: 03347777721


Fish and chips

WHAT’S IN THE MENU?

George Bernard Shaw said, "There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
Judging by the number of amazing cuisines out there, he was absolutely spot on. But ever wonder which are the tastiest of them all? MAG has cracked the curiosity and, every week, we will pick up a hot platter with foods which are worth travelling the world to gorge on. Feast your eyes and control your drooling, as here are the world's best foods…

Fish and chips
“Good companions” is what Winston Churchill referred to them as; John Lennon covered his meal of fish and chips in tomato ketchup while Michael Jackson liked them with mushy peas. Classic pensmiths George Orwell and Charles Dickens included the duo in their writings. The former included fish and chips in The Road to Wigan Pier (1937) to avert revolution by keeping the public happy, while the latter included a “fried fish warehouse” in Oliver Twist (1839) – what is to be taken note of is, here fish was served with bread or baked potatoes. The classic combination of white fish in crisp golden batter accompanied with hot chips, has been making rounds since ages. However, this meal which is considered British, doesn’t have its roots lying in the UK. Fish and chips started as solo performers, the history going back to the 17th century to France/ Belgium. It is believed that the fish was substituted by the chips when rivers froze and the ladies of resourceful households cut potatoes in the shape of fish, using fried chips as an alternative. In Britain, at the same time Jewish refugees from Spain and Portugal introduced fried fish which was sold by street sellers from trays hanging around their necks. Marking out a name as to who derived the fish and chips combo is a subject of controversy but it is safe to say it was in England only that the two were married; arguments surface regarding whether it was north or south of England. Boosting morales in the two World Wars, fish and chips opened up across the country and became a part of Victorian England. Till the 1980s fish and chips were served in old newspapers to keep prices down until it was ruled out that newspaper ink was unsafe. It is also suggested that this classic snack helped the Allies win World War I.


Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian

Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian

With the sumptuous pintxos of San Sebastian’s Old Town just around the corner, and the beach a gambol away, the 1912 Hotel Belle Epoque Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection hotel, lures like a sultry voice singing in an alleyway, its sophisticated elan emitting an air of mystery and old-school swank. Full of Hollywood heyday glamour, it still welcomes film stars, and was a favourite haven of mavens such as Bette Davis, whose portrait graces the ethereal, white-intoned dry bar.

LUXE RETREAT
Looking for a hotel which is stylish and comfortable, close to the city life and affordable? You are welcome to try this haven!


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