PAKISTAN STREET FOOD : Kashmiri Pink Tea + Village Food and CRAZY Pakistani Party in Punjab!!
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Welcome back to Pakistan! In this video, we have a very special experience and meal to share with you! We will be visiting a rural village in Punjab province to experience what Pakistani village life is like. You are not going to want to miss this one!
We started in Gujranwala for breakfast, eating Hareesa. This is a local favorite from Gujranwala and is made from boiled wheat mixed with mutton, spices and desi ghee. The dish is so rich and will fill you up for hours! It was also imperative to have a hot cup of tea before our drive to the village, so we stopped at a local Kashmiri chai wala. Kashmiri chai is so striking because of its pink color. It is made by boiling green tea leaves for a long time. Sodium bicarbonate is added to the boil, which reacts with the leaves to produce a light pink color. After boiling, milk is added as well as cardamom. Depending on your preference, you can add as much sugar or salt as you’d like! Kashmiri chai was a culinary highlight for us in Pakistan.
We arrived at the Punjabi village in time for a celebration – filled with dancing and traditional folk music played on the Dhol. Although we were told that these types of celebrations were customary for many occasions, including weddings, we had never experienced such an electrifying celebration. It was one of the most unforgettable experiences in our travel history. The community was kind enough to cook us saag, which is a mix of green veggies including spinach cooked with spices served with roti. It was the BEST saag we have tried yet. We are so thankful to the village community for hosting us.
After saying our goodbyes, we hit the road toward Islamabad and arrived late at night, hungry for more Pakistani foods. We visited the very famous Savour Foods to try chicken pulao. Pulao is unique because the rice is cooked in a rich stock. Each grain of rice is fully infused with broth. The pulao is topped with chicken and shami kebab to bulk up this dish, and served with raita on the side!
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We’re Luke Martin and Sabrina Davidson, food lovers and world travellers! We make videos about local, authentic and unique foods from across the globe. We particularly like to sample street food across Asia. We’ve eaten our way across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, parts of Africa, North America and the list is still growing! Our mission is to create content that is entertaining, informative, honest and fun! We love what we do and we are always grateful for your support! Thank you and see you on the next episode!