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Dining out in Karachi

The general standard is very high, though trying to chase after “the best place” does not seem worth the effort — it is more about choosing the best dish to order. As in India, the hotel restaurants are excellent, and … Continue reading

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Karachi, Pakistan bleg

Guidebooks on Karachi, at least in English, are rather hard to come by. So what should I see and do, and where should I eat? I thank you all in advice for your usual sage counsel. Originally posted on Marginal … Continue reading

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Desi Bethak

Desi Bethak, web site, 8000 Haute Court, Springfield, VA, 703-337-2448 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | zabihah | Ylp] Egads, what a place! It looks like a little shack in a forlorn part of Springfield, Springfield … Continue reading

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Toosso

Toosso, web site, 20921 Davenport Dr., Sterling, VA, 703-433-1233. There is also a branch in Rockville, at 1596A Rockville Pike, Rockville, 301-768-4645. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Zagat | TripAdvisor | zabihah | City Paper | NoVA … Continue reading

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Al Hamra

Al Hamra, web site, 4230 Annandale Road, Annandale, VA, 703-256-1906 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [zabihah | Ylp] Wow, did I love this place. A mix of Middle Eastern and Pakistani, the owner is from Pakistan. I’ve … Continue reading

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Charcoal Chicken

Charcoal Chicken, web site, 13969 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly, VA, 703-953-3707 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | zabihah] The number one Pakistani place in Virginia, better than the competitors. Get the karahi chicken and the lamb with … Continue reading

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Lines are overrated, and totally empty restaurants are underrated

Some readers (or journalists) ask me if I have further principles for finding good food which are not outlined in my ethnic dining guide or in An Economist Gets Lunch. Of course I do, though many of them are not … Continue reading

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Chutny Restaurant

Chutny Restaurant, 7081 Brookfield Plaza, Springfield, VA, 703-569-7700 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | zabihah | Yelp] CLOSED I went here on a Ramadan evening, with Mike Munger and Chug Roberts. Everything started at about quarter … Continue reading

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