Karachi is a megacity with inhabitants belonging to different regions of Pakistan. This regional mix in the overall population has brought diversity in the food culture of Karachi and its traditions. Foodies consider this city as one of the best cities in the world due to the availability of a variety of cuisines and street food in Karachi.
However, the food culture of Karachi is not only famous for its region-specific delicacies, but also for its unique — sometimes, preposterously delicious — fusion dishes. Let’s have a look at some of the most unique food items in Karachi you must try:
Often referred to as a dish from heaven, Koyla Karahi is served by numerous restaurants in Karachi. It has become one of the most famous food items in Karachi Karachiites have been madly in love with it ever since this flavorful delicacy was introduced. And what’s not to love? The deliciousness of karahi topped with appetizing spices and served with the smokiness of coal — Koyla Karahi has it all. It is a staple at gatherings of family and friends, especially nuptial celebrations. Please note it tastes best when it’s piping hot. And please have it with garlic naan. You’ll thank us.
You are surely going to fall in love twice with this dish because it is called ‘Tikka Biryani’. Why? Because it is an incredible fusion of two of the most delicious delicacies. Packed with the amazing barbecue flavor of tikka and the awesome spiciness of biryani, Tikka Biryani is one the most amazing foods items in Karachi you must try. This rice-based dish is one the most famous food items in Karachi. Baba Biryani and Biryani Centre are the two of the most-recommended biryani-based eateries in Karachi that serve Tikka Biryani.
Yes, you read that right. It is not Nalli Nihari that we are talking about here, instead we would like to introduce you to Nalli Biryani, which is one of the most delicious and unique food items in Karachi. You can easily find it in the locality of Liaquatabad in Karachi. The incredibly surprising appearance and taste of this dish make people to regularly post raving reviews on social media. It has also been featured in numerous food vlogs. Topped with bone marrow, locally known as ‘Nalli,’ each serving of this biryani turns out to be an extremely memorable experience in terms of taste and uniqueness.
Recognized as a tantalizing street food in Karachi, here is another delicious dish that awaits you in the area of Liaquatabad. Fish Katakat is a tempting mixture of fried fish chopped in small portions tossed with spices and other mixed ingredients. Everyday a large number of people visit eateries serving Fish Katakat because most of the foodies find its taste extremely addictive. So, if you are a seafood lover and you crave to try different types of dishes made from fish, then it is one of those unique food items in Karachi that you must try.
Why is everyone going crazy after the name of Al Asif Restaurant these days? What’s so special about it? Well, you could never have a clear idea about it until you try the very famous Dumba Boti served by this restaurant. Yes, this dish is crazily unique and definitely flavorful, every bite of which is a perfect delight. Cooked on a huge simmering pan engulfed by a delightful aroma, Dumba Boti is prepared with pure lamb meat having layers of fat. Craving it already? We have a hunch that you are going to fall in love with Dumba Boti at first bite.
Is it naan or is it a sandwich? Well, Chachajee, a famous eatery in Karachi, serves you a delightful mixture of both in the form of the delicacy known as Naanwich. It is one of the most unique food items in Karachi you must try for sure. We know it sounds unlike anything you have eaten before and you should try it yourself to have a better idea about the scrumptiousness of this amazing creation. Having a presence at different places in Karachi, Chachajee restaurant offers Naanwich with a variety of fillings to choose from. Foodies, now Naanwich is all set to rule your tastebuds.
Just think of all those fries wrapped in the cheesiness and flavors of pizza, one could never get enough of Pizza Fries. The concept of Pizza Fries has picked up popularity over the last two years in Karachi and people are loving this unique creation. Owing to the increasing demand of this delicacy, a lot of popular fast food chains and restaurants across Karachi have included Pizza Fries in their menu and foodies are way more than happy from this development. If you have already picked up your phone to order Pizza Fries, then we must say that you are doing the right thing.
Filled with scrumptious pizza ingredients and topped with layers of cheese, we would like to introduce you ‘Pizza Sandwich.’ This mouthwatering snack is available at ‘Bites 4 Delight,’ a very famous eatery found in different localities in Karachi. Since it is known and served as a sandwich, every platter of Pizza Sandwich includes the serving of some fries as well. This newly introduced delicacy has already successfully won the hearts of many foodies. So, when are you grabbing your platter of Pizza Sandwich?
We hope you enjoyed this story and if you are drooling already, then we certainly don’t blame you. All of these dishes are packed with flavour and are easily available in Karachi. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and try them out.