Yum Yum Corner

One of my favorite restauarants in Karachi used to be Ponderosa. Situated on Stadium Road, it was the only place that served authentic South Indian food in the 90s. When their lease expired, and McDonalds moved in, Ponderosa packed up and shifted to the mini-foodstreet of Karachi, Mohammad Ali Society and then to Seaview. While the Seaview branch has now closed, a friend discovered that Ponderosa was still open at Mohammad Ali Society (in the lane next to KayBees). I recently visited the place and while they have certainly fallen from grace in terms of customers, the food continues to be mouthwateringly delicious and satisfying, with crisp dosas and freshly made idli sambhar.

7 Comments so far

  1. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on March 11th, 2005 @ 9:20 pm

    I live in MAHS – and surprisingly its so tucked away that i too also discovered this place about a week ago – good food a change from the usual desi ghee full food.

  2. xtasy (unregistered) on March 11th, 2005 @ 9:56 pm

    hey, i was there just this afternoon

  3. xtasy (unregistered) on March 11th, 2005 @ 10:04 pm

    by the way u just stole my idea for a post :P

  4. Zia (unregistered) on March 12th, 2005 @ 2:40 am

    I used to *love* Ponderosa. That said, it’s easy to order the wrong thing there – one mistake and you’re eating something resembling kal ka salan. Stick to dossas!

  5. Moiz (unregistered) on March 12th, 2005 @ 1:22 pm

    I cant believe Pakistani people are talking about liking south indian food! (oh, im indian,but not from the south).in south indian food, i just love the dosas & idlis, havent tried much else, but ofcourse, i dont like their fat rice, i much prefer basmati (pakistani even!).

  6. Saad (unregistered) on March 13th, 2005 @ 1:57 am

    and as xtasy said we were there the very day, although he didnt eat much, was busy taking pics of doosa :P. yea luvly food there. Chicken Doosa and Masala Doosa way to go and if anyone is a cheese lover then Paneer Doosa

  7. Moiz (unregistered) on March 13th, 2005 @ 7:55 am

    chicken dosa??LOL! i dont think they have that in india…sounds interesting thou…

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