mehreenkasana:

kneelbeforetigers:

roadsandkingdoms:

When McDonald’s and KFC first opened up in Pakistan in the 1990s, there were manic scenes. Snaking queues, traffic jams for miles and kids running amok in play areas. Burger joints had existed before, but the fried chicken and ‘would you like fries with that’ phenomena swept through the country, paving the way for spinoffs in every neighbourhood and small town. But long before the golden arches began gleaming through Pakistan, there was always the poor man’s burger: the bun kebab.The bun kebab builds on the familiar burger formula: it’s a patty in a bun. But its flavors stretch far beyond the western world, combining Pakistanis’ love for spices and fried food, all in one go.
More from Saba Imtiaz’s Karachi dispatch: bun kebabs on Roads & Kingdoms

rly i dont know why indians never came up with this

One of the things I love about my motherland Pakistan. And it’s saddening because many of these bun kebab sellers lost a massive number of customers - and consequently income - because of how McDonald’s, KFC, Hardees and other ‘Western’ fast food restaurants mushroomed all over the place. It also became a symbol of looking ‘modern’ when you’d go to these joints. The bun kebab wala was seen as backwards and lowly. But even now - and I suppose this is the beauty of it - people still know that there is nothing more delicious than a bun kebab burger compared to those (un)Happy Meals, over-fried curly fries and expensive deals.

mehreenkasana:

kneelbeforetigers:

roadsandkingdoms:

When McDonald’s and KFC first opened up in Pakistan in the 1990s, there were manic scenes. Snaking queues, traffic jams for miles and kids running amok in play areas. Burger joints had existed before, but the fried chicken and ‘would you like fries with that’ phenomena swept through the country, paving the way for spinoffs in every neighbourhood and small town.

But long before the golden arches began gleaming through Pakistan, there was always the poor man’s burger: the bun kebab.

The bun kebab builds on the familiar burger formula: it’s a patty in a bun. But its flavors stretch far beyond the western world, combining Pakistanis’ love for spices and fried food, all in one go.

More from Saba Imtiaz’s Karachi dispatch: bun kebabs on Roads & Kingdoms

rly i dont know why indians never came up with this

One of the things I love about my motherland Pakistan. And it’s saddening because many of these bun kebab sellers lost a massive number of customers - and consequently income - because of how McDonald’s, KFC, Hardees and other ‘Western’ fast food restaurants mushroomed all over the place. It also became a symbol of looking ‘modern’ when you’d go to these joints. The bun kebab wala was seen as backwards and lowly. But even now - and I suppose this is the beauty of it - people still know that there is nothing more delicious than a bun kebab burger compared to those (un)Happy Meals, over-fried curly fries and expensive deals.

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    Man, fuck a fast food chain! There’s nothing more delicious than authentic bun kebab burgers and paratha rolls!!!!!!!!!!