In all these years that I’ve been here in Dubai and roamed the streets of old Dubai umpteen times, how could I have missed this place that serves authentic Pakistani food like no other. I’m thinking this might be ‘coz when seen from the roadside, it seems quite small and looks like a place buzzing with only bachelors. The situation was pretty similar when I, with my family, stepped in for dinner on a Thursday evening and we were looked upon by the other diners as someone that had just landed from another planet. It did feel odd, but the staff were welcoming and even enquired if we required a portable partition for some privacy. No idea why but we declined, and we forgot about everything else as soon as the food arrived. And by around 8:30pm, families started to arrive too. Guess we were too early 😊
We started off with a Mix Grill Platter consisting of Malai Boti, Chicken Boti, Fish Tikka Boti, Mutton Seekh Kebab and Chicken Seekh Kebab. The kebabs were a little spicy, though in a good way, and the fish boti was simply melt-in-the-mouth.
For mains, we ordered Chicken Tandoori Kadai, Mutton Handi and Dal Mix with Butter Naan and Tandoori roti. Each curry was different from the other and was appreciated by each one of us. Dal mix is prepared using three varieties of dal and I loved it. The slight sweetness of the butter naan blended well with the spiciness of the curries. Pakistani curries tend to be slightly spicier and have more oil than what we have in India, but it’s not overly spicy and we actually enjoyed it a lot.
We also tried their Chicken Biriyani. Tender chicken pieces and the flavourful rice was tasty.
To end this amazing meal, we tried some of their desserts that are all prepared in-house, Gulab Janum, Soan Papdi and Kheer. The winners for me were gulab jamun and soan papdi. The jamuns come in pairs without any syrup but they just melt in the mouth. The soan papdis were soft and delicious too. Kheer was just average.