Pakistani Food

pakistani food - restaurants - st. louisIf you’re considering visiting Pakistan, then trying the food is very important. Pakistan is a very diverse culture with food influence from their history and from countries around them as well as various cultures that have imposed themselves on Pakistan. The food varies greatly according to your region, but is known for being rich, flavorful and delicious.

Here are just a few types of food you can look out for in St. Louis restaurants featuring Pakistani food

Curries – These are one of the most popular foods found in Pakistan as well many other St. Louis ethnic restaurants. Curries can contain any type of meat from goat, lamb, beef, chicken or port, to even vegetarian dishes that rely on chickpeas, lentils or black beans for the protein. Curries are commonly sold with rice and can usually be quite hot. If you aren’t used to the spice, you may want to consider buying something else as mostPakistani curries are developed from Indian ones, and India is rather famous for spicy food. Alternately, you can buy a curry from a tourist location where the food is likely to be less spicy.

Breads – The Pakistani are famous for their breads, and the most famous of those are roti and naan. Naan is bread made with white flour and cooked in a tandoor oven. It’s usually eaten with curry, but can and is eaten with anything and everything. Another, popular Pakistani bread is Roti, especially Tandoori roti. Roti is a very traditional Pakistani food and is a must have for any tourists in the area.

Kebabs – Most of the world is familiar with the term Kebabs, but the Pakistani take special pride in them. You can usually enjoy kebabs with goat or lamb meat, although you can also find them with beef. The Pakistani version can be curried, sprinkled with black pepper and served with a wide variety of vegetables.

Rice Dishes – Rice dishes are also very popular in Pakistani restaurants in St Louis. Rice is served alongside curry and kebabs, but can also be a dish all its own. A few dishes to look out for include Yakhni pulao which is made with stock and meat, and will usually be brown. Other versions of the dish require saffron and chicken as well, which creates yellow rice. Biryani is another popular rice dish that relies on rice, it is a type of thick rice dish that can be served as a soup, or as rice.

Deserts- There are also plenty of popular Pakistani deserts that you can try. A few include simple things such as ice cream, or more exotic deserts consisting of carrots boiled in milk with sugar. One of the most popular Pakistani deserts is pudding, with one of their most famous being a vermicelli pudding similar to a rice pudding.

Resources about Pakistani Cuisine, Dining, & Recipes

PakiRecipes.com | Great site featuring tons of Pakistani food recipes, videos, information and more. Visit the site

DesiCookbook.com | Bills itself as the largest largest collection of authentic Pakistani recipes online Visit the site

Pakistani Restaurants & Dining in St. Louis

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Here are just a few types of food you can look out for in St. Louis restaurants featuring Pakistani food

Curries – These are one of the most popular foods found in Pakistan as well many other St. Louis ethnic restaurants. Curries can contain any type of meat from goat, lamb, beef, chicken or port, to even vegetarian dishes that rely on chickpeas, lentils or black beans for the protein. Curries are commonly sold with rice and can usually be quite hot. If you aren’t used to the spice, you may want to consider buying something else as mostPakistani curries are developed from Indian ones, and India is rather famous for spicy food. Alternately, you can buy a curry from a tourist location where the food is likely to be less spicy.

Breads – The Pakistani are famous for their breads, and the most famous of those are roti and naan. Naan is bread made with white flour and cooked in a tandoor oven. It’s usually eaten with curry, but can and is eaten with anything and everything. Another, popular Pakistani bread is Roti, especially Tandoori roti. Roti is a very traditional Pakistani food and is a must have for any tourists in the area.

Kebabs – Most of the world is familiar with the term Kebabs, but the Pakistani take special pride in them. You can usually enjoy kebabs with goat or lamb meat, although you can also find them with beef. The Pakistani version can be curried, sprinkled with black pepper and served with a wide variety of vegetables.

Rice Dishes – Rice dishes are also very popular in Pakistani restaurants in St Louis. Rice is served alongside curry and kebabs, but can also be a dish all its own. A few dishes to look out for include Yakhni pulao which is made with stock and meat, and will usually be brown. Other versions of the dish require saffron and chicken as well, which creates yellow rice. Biryani is another popular rice dish that relies on rice, it is a type of thick rice dish that can be served as a soup, or as rice.

Deserts- There are also plenty of popular Pakistani deserts that you can try. A few include simple things such as ice cream, or more exotic deserts consisting of carrots boiled in milk with sugar. One of the most popular Pakistani deserts is pudding, with one of their most famous being a vermicelli pudding similar to a rice pudding.

Resources about Pakistani Cuisine, Dining, & Recipes

PakiRecipes.com | Great site featuring tons of Pakistani food recipes, videos, information and more. Visit the site

DesiCookbook.com | Bills itself as the largest largest collection of authentic Pakistani recipes online Visit the site