Pakistani Food

Essay by JokerF15High School, 12th gradeB+, March 2002

download word file, 3 pages 4.8

Downloaded 60 times

As I exited the car, I could smell the fragrant chicken being cooked on barbeque like pits. I could see the smoke rise up into the sky. As we arrived to our seat, I thought to myself, 'This place looks ghetto!' Yes, the food smelt good, but being outside and eating on dirty tables, which stood on top of dirt, didn't help my appetite. This made me sort of nervous about my first meal out in Pakistan. All this time, I remembered my cousin telling me to watch out because I was a foreigner and my stomach would take time to adjust to the different style of food. The waiter finally came around holding 6 glasses of water in one hand; it was truly a site to see. I noticed when he came that he didn't bring a menu. My uncle asked him what was on the menu, immediately; he started reciting the whole menu.

I was surprised. This was sort of unorthodox, but I went along and questioned him about the food with my excellent ability to speak Urdu (the common language in Pakistan). Well my uncle asked around to what each of us wanted. I finally decided on the Chicken Tikka, Seekh Kabob, and taking my uncles suggestion I tried Kata Kat. I could see flies swarming above me as I sat and waited for everyone to finish their order. Me and my cousin decided to walk around and see how they cooked the food.

Kata kat is a very interesting dish. This was the first time I had actually seen it being made. Since this 'restaurant' is outdoors, and they cook all the food right in front of you, and it is customizable to your tastes. First they add the meat...