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…
For all the foodies and culture buffs out there, in the heart of Lahore is nestled this very eatery that has Badshahi Mosque on one side and Lahore Fort on the other. From traditional appetisers to mouth-watering Lahori entrées, a dine-in experience at this spot with the Badshahi mosque lit up will leave you breathless, especially if it’s a moonlit night.
• Roshan Gate, 2168/A Food St Fort Rd, Lahore
• Tel: 04237635955
In a short span only, Tenerife Café has left a mark when it comes to sophistication. A pleasant dining experience with no compromise on quality, the menu is reasonably priced and all that is offered is loaded with flavour.
• 11, Jail Road, Main Gulberg
• Tel: 04235776961, 04235776962
• Operation hours: 8:00 - 00:00
Try a taste of Lebanese cuisine in the heart of Peshawar. But that is not all. Layalina also offers traditional Peshawari food along with Italian and Continental dishes all served in an exotic manner. Decorated with wooden floors and exquisite walls, the place is styled in the form of an eastern castle with linens and lamps that will stick to memory.
• House # 1/2A, Park Avenue Road, Iqra Chowk, University Town
• Tel: 03348555493, 0915843572
Taste in Train Restaurant
Are you looking for a unique place to dine at? If chilly nights are making you opt for an eatery that is cosy and has a unique ambience, than head out to Taste in Train where Pakistani, Chinese and Continental cuisine is served while you dine here, that has the structure of a train.
• Al Haaj tower 2nd floor near Chaman Ice Cream, University Rd, Peshawar 25000
• Tel: 0915703883
• Operation hours: 11am- 12am
As 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…
According to many historians, the first corn known to humans was none other than popcorn. The first corn was domesticated in Mexico around 9,000 years ago. In the 19th century, popping of the kernels on the east coast was achieved manually and was sold under names such as ‘pearls’ or ‘nonpareil’. It was after Charles Cretors invention of the popcorn maker that this classic snack was available to the public on steam powered machines on street carts. During the Great Depression, a bag of popcorn would cost five to 10 cents, making it an inexpensive buy. It was during this time that the popcorn business boomed and made it to theaters too where it gradually became extremely popular. In 1938 a Midwestern theater owner, Glen W. Dickson installed popcorn machines in his theater lobbies. It was in 1970 when Orville Redenbacher launched his brand of popcorn. The next decade brought to surface the first patent of a microwave popcorn bag. As for the ‘Popcorn Capital of the World’ there are six Midwestern localities in the US that claim to be so, including: Ridgway, Illinois; Valparaiso, Indiana; Van Buren, Indiana; Schaller, Iowa; Marion, Ohio; and North Loup, Nebraska. However, it was an elementary school project that made popcorn as the official state snack of Illinois.
Where to find
Garrett Popcorn Shops: Caramel crisp, Garrett mix, cheese corn, pecan, almond or cashew caramel crisp, if you haven’t tried these, you are missing out on the world’s finest popcorns available in USA.
Reel Cinemas: The gourmet caramel-almond popcorns available at Cinepax cinemas are a must try.
Milk Train: Try fusing popcorns with ice cream. At the Milk Train, London, go for caramel popcorn ice cream with cotton candy.