The Deli Review by Farah S Kamal
The Deli is a familiar name to most of us in Karachi, located at 1st Commerical Lane Zamzama. Most of us foodies have been here at one or the other occasions or most probably a regular visitor, specially to satiate our craving for a heart, healthy sandwich.
The Deli is a familiar name to most of us in Karachi, located at 1st Commercial Lane Zamzama. Most of us foodies have been here at one or the other occasions or most probably a regular visitor, especially to satiate our craving for a heart, healthy sandwich. Deli have come a long way since it is open in 2007 from a tiny sandwich and salad joint to a sophisticated restaurant with an exciting range of sandwiches, Asian curries, pasta, fish, chicken entrée and several healthy and innovative salads.
I had the privilege of tasting some of the newly added as well as some to be added dishes in their menu. For appetizer I had the most delightful Mezzeh Platter, it was a grand selection of lip smacking chicken sheeshtouk, falafel, izmeh, stuffed vine leaves and the most delicious middle eastern dips that includes hummus, muttabbal and labneh. The salad was a tasteful and healthy medley of sliced roasted beef served on a bed of fresh and crunchy iceberg, buttery avacado with cherry tomatoes topped with the house dressing. For light lunches and weight watchers this can be a meal in itself.
The new entrée in the main course include a beautifully styled grilled red snapper perched on a bed of crispy fried noodles with a side of gratin potatoes, topped with apalatable sauce of garlic, capers and chilies. Every bite of the fish was a true treat however, the noodles were too oily and kind of hard to chew, this definitely needs some improvement. The Stuffed Polo Chicken is a delectable creation stuffed with crab served with a colorful selection of seasonal vegetable on the side. The new sandwich on the menu is a toasty; crust freshly baked healthy meal of grilled chicken and avocado, served with chunky potatoes wedges.
Beside a very peaceful dine in; Deli is great for take-away and catering for small and large events and parties. The quality of food and standards are maintained all through, fresh and healthy anytime anywhere.