Waheed Kebab House Burns Road Review by Sadaf Farooqui
Waheed Kebab House located on a side lane just off main Burns Road needs no formal introduction. It is very famous for its "fry kebabs".
If you want to get to Waheed from main Burns Road, turn left into the lane. As far as the menu is concerned,they do not have hand-held menus, just a rate list placed strategically on the wall. Topping the list: a variety of Nihari's.Then come the kebabs and other meaty fare. From the inside there is a main dining hall downstairs and there is alsoa relatively more private and small "family hall" upstairs where it was fairly clean, very similar to the upstairs portion at Cafe Chullu Subhani. So finally we orderedChicken Kebab plate, Rs 130,Fry Kebabs that Waheed is very famous for, priced also at Rs 130 per plate along with Succulent puri paratha, served piping hot, with Complimentary green chutney and chopped red onions.Incidentally, on the main crossing on Burns Road where you turn left to reach Waheed Kebab House, lies Delhi Rabri House, a vintage dessert place very famous for its timeless Rabri.For those who have a penchant for traditional Pakistani/Indian desserts, Delhi Rabri House is a heaven!
They offer timeless classic desi delights such as kulfi falooda, ras malai, gulab jaman's, doodh dulari (whatever that is), kheer, shahi tukray, gajar ka halwa, and even Rabri ice cream!
My significant other went in to get Rabri, but decided to have a plate of Shahi Tukray topped with rabri instead. The plate cost Rs 60, and also a cup-full of Rabri ice cream - a relatively newer offering - priced at Rs 50, was definitely one of the best ice creams I have ever had! There were bits of khoya in it that made the brownish delicacy even more enjoyable. I have heard stories of how some Pakistani's settled abroad since decades go directly to Burns Road for a bite to eat as soon as they set foot into their cars at the airport. Now I know why.
Verdict:Waheed is a must-try, particularly if you like kebabs or nihari.
Try to have a light breakfast and lunch on the day you plan on visiting it though, because you just might be really tempted to pop in for some traditional desserts at the inviting restaurants right across the road after you are done with dinner.
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