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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Delicious sweet and sour chicken that tastes just like your favourite Chinese restaurant. Crispy chicken, vegetables and pineapple chunks coated in a tangy and sweet sticky sauce. Sweet and sour chicken is a classic menu item found at Chinese restaurants across the world. Chinese food was one of my favourites growing up, but I had never ordered sweet and sour chicken. It was my uncle’s family who introduced it to me, and I have been a fan ever since. In…

Located at Bukhari commercial, Chupa Rustom is an upscale cafe reminiscent of the old Irani hotels of Karachi. It offers a modern take on traditional Desi food.  
Food/ Karachi/ Restaurant Reviews

Review: Breakfast at Chupa Rustom

Located at Bukhari commercial, Chupa Rustom is an upscale cafe reminiscent of the old Irani hotels of Karachi. It offers a modern take on traditional Desi food.   Chupa Rustom is a new place that has opened in Karachi at Bukhari Commercial. It’s designed as an ode to the old Irani cafes offering a glimpse of the Karachi that was, or in my case, the Karachi that I hear about from my parents and elders. Currently, the café is only…

Pakistan/ Restaurant Reviews

A visit to Neco’s Natural Cafe and Store

A visit to Necos Natural Cafe & Store at Bukhari Commercial, Karachi to try their wholesome and healthy food. Our favorites were the spinach and artichoke dip, the special pizza and the fish in lemongrass. A few days ago, I was invited for a food tasting at Neco’s Natural Store and Cafe with two other friends. If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that I am a fan of Neco’s (remember that Twix cheesecake).…

Pakistan/ Restaurant Reviews

A leisurely breakfast at Cafe Aylanto

Cafe Aylanto is one of my favorite places to hang out with friends – the food is good but it’s the peace & quiet that appeals to me more. One can sit inside or outside. One can finish their meal in an hour or sit for a few hours and catching up on old times. One can actually hear the other person – no crazy loud music and the tables are far enough that the gossip is only retained to…

Desserts by The Saucy Mistress in Karachi
Pakistan/ Restaurant Reviews

Desserts by The Saucy Mistress

Ordering some desserts from The Saucy Mistress … Anyone who is active on social media & Facebook must have heard of ‘The Saucy Mistress’. As if her scrumptious desserts weren’t enough her witty remarks and sarcastic sense of humor will make anyone cheer up. I remember discovering her page in 2013. At that time she did dips & dressings & cooking sauces and I remember being so impressed with not just her line of products but the way she described…

A book review of Summers Under the Tamarind Tree - Recipes and Memoirs from Pakistan by Sumayya Usmani.
Cookbook Reviews/ Pakistani Recipes/ Recipes

Summers Under the Tamarind Tree – Review

A book review of Summers Under the Tamarind Tree – Recipes & Memoirs from Pakistan by Sumayya Usmani. I love reading! Books have been my companion for as long as I can remember. My favorite genre has to be fantasy – tales filled with magic and mystery maybe a dragon or two. However, I keep switching from genre to genre depending on my mood. There was a time in university when all I would read was chick-lit and romance – predictable…

Pakistan/ Restaurant Reviews

Neco’s Natural Cafe & Store – Healthy Food with a Twist

Neco’s Natural Cafe & Store is a venture of the Hobnob Group, and comprises of three things in one location – a cafe, a deli/bakery & a store with the common denominator between all three is the focus on natural & healthy products.They not only manufacture in-store (like shampoos’,conditioners’ & hair oils at the store and salad dressings, cereals & whole wheat pasta at the bakery) but also source from other companies (Daali, Mom’s Garden, Zoya’s Herbal etc.) providing one convenient location…