Tuesday, August 20, 2013

What I ate in Lahore and Islamabad

      Having dinner on the rooftop near the old mosque in Lahore. The wind was so strong we had to tuck our napkins under our plates. And the lights were so dim the menu could not be read without the glow from our iPhones. I remember that chilly air, the way the mosque towers shined in a golden orange light, the way the red lights of the narrow streets below us looked from a distance. 
                                - Except from my Travel Diary, April 5th, 2013

I had not gotten to eat out much in Karachi, which meant that I ate awesome home cooking every day, but I welcome the opportunity to try some restaurants in Lahore and Islamabad. 
paneer pakora at a restaurant in Lahore
the best dahl makhani I have ever had in my life at a restaurant in Lahore

chutney for papar crackers at a restaurant in Lahore

Nando's chicken and rice in Lahore

Nando's sauces for chicken rice in Lahore

juice from the juice cart in Lahore

paan, you have to see it to believe it
Afghan rice pallo from a restaurant in Lahore
traditional Afghani food  from a restaurant in Lahore
traditional Afghani bread  from a restaurant in Lahore

tea and sweets  from a restaurant in Lahore

Tehzeeb's BBQ chicken pizza in Islamabad

Cheeko ice cream shake in Islamabad

kebob and salad at home in Islamabad

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