Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Upcoming Event: Bohra Food Street, April 22, 10pm

Karachi never sleeps! We Karachiites love late night outings, fresh sea breeze, and fiestas to distract ourselves from the urban chaos and a hectic day life.

During Ramzan, this habit reaches its peak with dwellers popping-out from all corners rushing around the food outlets for a night out all the way till Sehri. This is what Karachi vibe is. Let's be part of this craziness and indulge in the food scene!

There's method to madness though. The plan is to explore a unique place, a food street which only gets alive during Ramzan nights, and then shuts for the rest of the year.

We will hangout around Bohri Food Street, located in the old city, which offers a variety of Gujarati styled street food at one place: Khattay Aaloo, Bhel Puri, Chaat, Kaleji Bun (this you'll not find elsewhere), Limka, Saifi Sharbat (whatever it is), Malpura (sweetish), and what not

There's another seasonal street market around; makeshift stalls where we will do window shopping for those Eidi envelopes, ornated with traditional emblems and inspired patterns.

In the vicinity, we have quite a rich stock of colonial heritage buildings which are an additional treat to explorers and photographers. You don't get a chance to capture them in the wee hours otherwise.

What is Bohri? Bohri (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawoodi_Bohra) is one of the communities of Karachi which makes an ubiquitous part of city's heritage and cultural diveristy. This community finds its roots in the Indian State of Gujarat. Apart from their distinctive religious rituals and outfits, the community is famous for their peaceful demeanors, inherited trading skills, and above all a whole variety of food.

So guys, buckle up and join us in this mouth watering crawl. We will try whole lot of food and drink varieties virtually the whole night. Keep your Aftari light for that day so that you can have and digest the once in a lifetime opportunity!

This is a family and community friendly event. Everyone is welcome regardless of their affiliation and opinion. Please keep a budget of Rs. 1,000; half for contribution during food tasting and rest for your own choosing. Please put on weather friendly clothing. A pair of joggers or walking friendly shoes is an absolute must along with a bottle of water to keep you hydrated and a roll of tissue papers, wet wipes are even better.

Travelers in town, backpackers, and photographers will be given priority in case there is space constraint.

You are highly encouraged to invite a Bohri friend or two, or a friends from other communities, so that we learn from each other in an inclusive environment. 

Friday, April 22, 2022, 10pm-01am

Meeting Point: Pakistan Chowk