H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan
Pakistani food is rich and generally meat based. All restaurants offer a range of “Kababs”, barbecued chicken and grilled meat variously spiced and marinated. The most popular meat is lamb followed by chicken. Beef kababs are also popular. Flattened bread (”nan”) baked in a deep gas or coal-fired or thinner floppy bread (”chapati”) pit is invariably served with all meals. If you like curry, there is a whole variety available everywhere. The popular local drinks are “lassi” (yogurt beaten to a rich paste with water and sugar added) or fresh lime in water sweetened with a rich helping of sugar. The food is not expensive. However take care and avoid drinking unboiled tap water or raw vegetables.