April 1, 2022

A century-old legacy; here’s why Bombay Bakery’s coffee cake stays iconic to this date

If there’s a food item that will always stay relevant, it’s Bombay Bakery’s coffee cake that has its loyal customer base standing in long cues for hours which extends from the bakery’s counter to the main road outside, facing the Hyderabad Cantonment Board. Founder’s history: As per the description printed inwards on their package lid, […]

March 26, 2022

Gordon Ramsay sends one of his cooks to a short-staffed UK school canteen for assistance

What happened: After hearing a request on national radio, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay dispatched one of his own team members to a short-staffed school canteen on March 24. Tina Clarke, the chef’s kitchen manager, came in after hearing him speak on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show about his new BBC TV show, Future Food Stars. […]

March 21, 2022

Karachi restaurant waiters open fire on each other amid public

What happened: On March 20, a Karachi resident took to Facebook group, ‘The SWOT’s Guide to KARACHI Restaurants Cafes Dhabas,’ sharing a video of Saltanat Restaurant, located at Dalmia Road, where waiters opened fire on each other due to a fight. Details: In his caption, the Karachiite wrote, “Fight between waiters. Straight firing. It was […]

March 19, 2022

Russians think people would buy a Big Mac for $36?

What happened: Following the closure of more than 800 McDonald’s outlets in Russia, they are now attempting to sell Big Macs and other McDonald’s items online with enormous markups as one McDonald’s customer in Moscow advertised a Big Mac for sale for around £27.50 (around $36). In Russia, a Big Mac would cost around 135 […]

March 12, 2022

Under AIG Karachi’s new directive, police officers cannot avail free meals at restaurants anymore

What happened: On March 10, Ghulam Nabi Memom, the Additional Inspector General of Police (AIG) of Karachi, barred cops from receiving free meals from hotels and restaurants in the city. The directive: AIG Memon issued a directive to the DIGs of three zones in Karachi, stating that complaints had been received about officers availing free […]

January 26, 2022

This Pakistani entrepreneur’s crypto cafe ‘Chai Ada’ in London accepts payment in digital currencies only

What happened: A young Pakistani entrepreneur named Tayyab Shafiq in the United Kingdom has become the first to open a “Chai Ada” café that accepts different cryptocurrencies as payment. The 26 year-old’s coffee shop in Shepherds Bush, West London, sells a variety of Pakistani and Asian chai, parathas, biryani, and kebab rolls. Details: At Shafiq’s […]

January 24, 2022

Coke Studio welcomed West Indies cricket team with an 18-storey high LED skyline display

Details: Cricket is one of the few sports that Pakistanis are truly passionate about and have been waiting since 2009 for it to make a comeback. Their wish came true after West Indies confirmed their visit to Pakistan for the first time in 2021 after multiple cricket teams cancelled their trips. How the brand welcomed: […]

January 14, 2022

Is K-Eat Festival worth a new Covid-19 variant? I guess not!

The city of lights will be witnessing it’s biggest food festival at Beach View Park from Jan 14 to Jan 16 after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19, but we’re still not sure if it’s worth it, as of now, Karachi is the bullseye of the new Omicron strain and has a positivity ratio of […]

January 7, 2022

KFC to introduce ‘plant-based’ fried chicken in USA on Jan 10

What happened: In collaboration with Beyond Meat, a supplying company which offers plant-based meat substitutes, Kentucky Fried Chicken will be introducing ‘Beyond Fried Chicken,’ the restaurant’s first plant-based chicken, on Jan 10, nationwide in the United States of America. Details: The product was not “made in a vegan/vegetarian manner,” according to the KFC and Beyond […]

January 5, 2022

The Kimchi Girl: founder of the first organic, freshly rolled pasta dough & ravioli business in Pakistan

Read our exclusive interview with The Kimchi Girl!

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