I like food. I like Mexican food for its spiciness. I like Japanese food for how “light” it feels (despite being very filling). I like Chinese food for the sauces. I like pasta and pizza. But none of these compare to the absolute explosion of flavor and texture that is Pakistani food. Here are 11 reasons why Pakistani cuisine is the best in the world!
Pakistani cuisine has perfected the art of using spices. They’re not just there to make the food spicy — they are combined to give each dish and each meal a truly unique flavor. Even the most bland meal in the whole arsenal of Pakistani cuisine is still a glorious explosion of flavor and deliciousness because of the spices that are used.
It’s not just spices with Pakistani food, no! A meal of Pakistani cuisine really utilizes all the flavors available. Sure, there’s a lot of spice, but there’s also some sourness, savoriness, and sweetness in the mix. Many meals are served with Naan, but do you know what really puts any spicy meal over the edge and into the territory of sublime bliss? Sheermal! The rich, sweet, slightly caramelized taste is juxtaposed with the spiciness of the main dish, and it is amazing.
While we’re on the topic of bread — who doesn’t love naan?! It’s pillowy, simple, and it goes with absolutely everything. And it’s easy to make. And you can use it as a plate for the rest of the food if you’re lazy like I am. It is a perfect companion for every meal.
Pakistani food isn’t just about flavor — it’s also about texture. Just consider Gol Gappa! You get the hot, crispy crunch of the outer shell, the soft and spicy chickpea/potato combination inside, the cool and creamy sauce. And all of this in just one mouthful. I mean, say what you will about flavor — but texture is a very underrated part of good food.