Pakistanis take on Twitter to express their opnions as Lahori lawyer claims Karachi food is the best in the country
The skirmish quickly turned from the comments about a city's biryani to a full-scale war between the cuisine's of two cities.
It’s happening again! The Karachi vs. Lahore food debate has divided Pakistanis on Twitter.
This was after lawyer Usama Khawar, a Lahori himself, labeled Karachi’s food as the best in Pakistan, backstabbing his fellow citizens from the walled city.
This was too much for some Lahoris, who vehemently refuted Khawar’s claims.
On the other hand, Karachiites saw their morale boost due to Khawar’s comments and shot back at Lahoris.
Meanwhile, people from other cities couldn’t resist but jump on the bandwagon and bring their cities into the competition.
Let’s look at some of this drama!
As a Lahori I'm ashamed to admit Karachi is meca of food in Pakistn. Lahore doesn't hv anything on Karachi. An ordinary biryani at Sindh High Court cafeteria is better thn bst Biryanis of Lahore except perhaps Waqas Biryani- some say Waqas's is not a Biryani. pic.twitter.com/8DMMspvxz5
— Usama Khawar ☭ (@UsamaKhawar) July 7, 2021
Difficult to accept that Lahori food is inferior! Please don’t rub it in my face!
P.S. Lahoris are master propagandists – Goebbels level – for ages Lahori have successfully sold their silly food as the best in country.
— Usama Khawar ☭ (@UsamaKhawar) July 7, 2021
Woah, woah. Calm down, Zahid bhai.
Kon c karachi foods?? Jinko roti, saada naan , khameri roti r garlic naan ka diff tk nai pata.
Jo zauq o shoq lahori food mein hai oska koe muqabla nai.
Aik aik food item kr k aa jao
— Zahid Hussain (@ZahidHussainZah) July 7, 2021
Waris nihari is good but it only rely on richness of bone marrow fat. Karachi ki Nihari is more than meat, the game is in masalah.
— Iffat Hasan Rizvi (@IffatHasanRizvi) July 7, 2021
As a Karachiite, nothing matches the Nihari & Haleem apart from Biryani of our city however my experience also say that Karachi does not compete Lahore when it comes to Kata-kat, karahi and paya stuff
— Fahad Kahut (@fahad_kahut) July 7, 2021
Yeah, Lahore food isn’t “silly”, lol.
Karachi might be better but lahori food is certainly not silly. 😍
— Azeema (@azeemax) July 8, 2021
Well, hygiene-wise, Karachi street food is not that different from Lahore’s.
I spent some time in Lahore and I agree that lahori food is not that good. When we talk about street food, food in lahore is spicy and full of germs. I got typhoid, my friend got typhoid and my teacher got Acute hepatitis within 1 month in lahore 🤦🏾♂️
— Dr. Adil (@Dr_Adil_Says) July 8, 2021
Damn, looks like Waqas bhai is taking things on a personal level, lol.
I am a Lahori and I agree. Lahoris eat garbage. The only reason Lahori food is famous is because Lahoris through tons of money at the garbage. I have never seen Lahori people complain about food. Restaurants get away with everything.
— Waqas Aqeel (@waqasaqeel) July 7, 2021
A “politically correct” opinion.
Karachi has people from all ethnic backgrounds of the country. They bring in their rich food, cultures along with them. Karachiites also enjoy experimenting with new food and since for a very long time we had no other recreational activities, we put our heart and soul in food.
— Politically Incorrect (@tshirazz) July 7, 2021
Who agrees with Maarig bhai? #MaarigBhaiForPresident
I’m a traveler and I never opt for taste whenever I am out of Karachi. I just eat to stay alive, and have a huge binge eating as soon as I hit streets of Karachi.
Roads are crap, but food is best in Karachi compared to any city in Pakistan.
— Muhammad Maarig (@MaarigMuhammad) July 7, 2021
I thought Karachi has lost its touch. Where do you get best Biryani in khi anyway? Also, khi doesn’t have a decent Chinese restaurant. The food quality has deteriorated over the years. If I’m craving cheesy stuff I don’t even know where to get it from. Khi food sucks!!!
— Eesha (@eesha108) July 7, 2021
Some folks from other cities felt left out and had to give their opinions as well
Even more unpopular opinion:
Peshawar food is richer, more diverse and indigenous than any other city in Pakistan. Unfortunately not many outside Peshawar know about most delicacies apart from the usual Chapli Kebab and Karahi.
— Syed Munib Hadi (@syedmunib) July 7, 2021
Forget about Lahore and Karachi food. Come to Peshawar if you really want to enjoy authentic desi food. Lahore is definitely overrated.
— Daud Khan (@daudkhan41) July 8, 2021
How about Gujranwala ? Do they have any chance in this game
— Osy (@OsmRan) July 7, 2021
Sad reacts for Islamabad
True, average thele wala make better biryani in karachi as compare to what i have tried in the name of best in islamabad :-/ so now i make my own when in mood… If you yourself not good cook you are screwed food wise in islambad
— Nadia Suleman (@NadiaSuleman) July 7, 2021
We islamabadians r the most mehroom in food n hotels.. there is not a single good restaurant in the whole isb n rwp in any manner
— Tahir (@Tahir20332417) July 8, 2021
Damn, MQM-P Senator Faisal Subzwari has joined the bandwagon.
Dil bhar aaya 🙁
— Faisal Subzwari (@faisalsubzwari) July 7, 2021
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