After another fun and eventful day in Lahore, Pakistan, I had to end my night with an epic street food tour! Join me on my unique and mouthwatering Pakistani street food tour of Lahore, Pakistan, where I try taka-tak, chargha, golgappa, and much more!
My friends Rashid and Adeel from Manaky and I began our nighttime street tour of bustling Lahore at dusk. I couldn’t wait to finally have some chargha and taka-tak! They’re famous here in Lahore, so I waited my entire trip to have them here!
Our first stop was an incredible golgappa, or pani puri, stall called Tofel Bhai. This vendor makes 12 different types of golgappa using roughly 10 different chutneys. They mix chana and fruit chaats to make them really unique!
They gave us a bowl of citrusy and fruity pani, which I loved sampling even before we added it to the puris. I could taste orange, lemon, tamarind, and mint in it. It was the most amazing pani I’ve ever had!
These vendors create a mixture and let you sample it to see if you like it. I couldn’t wait to dive in and try them. He made 12 different combinations of golgappa and fed me one so I could sample it.
The banana in it was unreal! I also loved the tamarind and dried fruit. It made it super unique!
Then, we dove in! This golgappa was absolutely heavenly, and better yet, it was also spicy! There were so many flavors in the chana-potato-cabbage-masala mixture, and the citrusy pani added even more! It was like a roller-coaster of flavors on my tongue!
Each golgappa was slightly different, containing a different combination of sauces and chutneys. I couldn’t get enough of them. The fruit made it incredible, and the pani was good enough to drink by itself! I liked the green chilies in the second round we ordered. It was both sweet and spicy! But you have to eat them fast, because otherwise they get soggy!
I ate some without the pani, which were like a fruit salad with lots of yogurt! I loved the crunch. This was easily the best and most unique golgappa I’ve ever had!
From there, we went to have a famous chicken dish called chargha at King Chargha House. This chargha is steamed and then fried. They also sell organs, including liver, stomach, and neck.
We got a whole chicken, which was so tasty! I couldn’t believe how flavorful it was. I’d never had chicken that had been steamed and then fried. The rich masala was unbelievable!
Dipping the chicken into the raita was fantastic. It was juicy and crispy without being too fried. This was truly a special fried chicken! I was full, but I couldn’t wait to have some taka-tak!
From there, we drove two minutes to a taka-tak vendor called Gurda Chanp Shop who had live chickens on top of cages. The taka-tak vendor offers a mixture of heart, liver, testicles, and brains.
You can choose organs, meat, or both. It all gets mixed together with ginger, black pepper, tomatoes, onions, and more. It’s like a big meat scramble! We got a mix of meat and organs and some naan. It was everything I was hoping it would be. There were so many different textures! It was spicy, oily, and savory.
The mixture of organs, meat, ginger, and chilies was fantastic! You wouldn’t even know it was organ meat. It felt like scrambled eggs. I couldn’t stop eating it. It was my favorite dish of the trip! It was good enough to eat with a spoon! It’s the ultimate Lahore dish. If you don’t try this dish in Lahore, you weren’t there!
Then, we drove on minute to finish up with some Kashmiri chai at Green Tea Shop. It’s made from green tea and contains milk, but the chai is pink! It’s very milky and sweet and is served with nuts on top. It was a great way to end my Pakistani street food tour of Lahore, Pakistan!
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