Tuesday, 28 September, 2021

Chewing the fat with Pakistan’s BBQ masters

Chewing the fat with Pakistan’s BBQ masters

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PESHAWAR: The sweet aroma of mutton smoke drifts through a maze of crumbling alleyways, a barbecue tang that for decades has lured meat-eaters from across Pakistan to the frontier city of Peshawar, reports AFP.

The ancient city, capital of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has retained its reputation for some of Pakistan’s tastiest cuisine despite bearing the brunt of the country’s bloody war with militancy.

University student Mohammad Fahad had long heard tales of Peshawar’s famed mutton.          

“Earlier we heard of Peshawar being a dangerous place,” he told AFP—but security has improved in recent years, and he finally made the hours-long journey from the eastern city of Lahore to see if it could live up to the hype.

“We are here just to see what the secret to this barbecue is,” he says, excitedly awaiting his aromatic portion in Namak Mandi—“Salt Market”—located in the heart of Peshawar.