Heaven for Seven

As odd as the title may sound, this is a post about food, about street food to be more specific.

Seven is the price of a unbelievably heavenly bun kabab near Pakistan Chowk. The place is called Super Biryani & Bun Kabab house, almost opposite a Bata Mini Price store at Pakistan Chowk.

As all food affociandos will agree, there generally three main types of Bun Kababs.
1. The Shami Kabab
2. The Shami in Egg
3. The Qeema Bun Kabab (made from minced meat)

The ones available here are type 2, (Shami in Egg) placed in a small rectangular shaped bun (the one thats available from several bakeries in sets of six). The chutney is awesome.

Light and extremely tasty, this is one must have bun kabab!

Warning: You cant just eat one.
Warning 2: This is not for healthy/clean food fanatics.

(my apologies for no pix, I only remembered about making a post after I had finished it and left).

12 Comments so far

  1. Ali Mohsin (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 9:49 am

    Renowned as ‘PC’ ka bun-kabab among many bankers around the area, i’m yet to come across a bun kabab better than this in entire city!
    its hot and juicy!

  2. turab (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 9:57 am

    can u guys please start a new thread for the safety of the firemen who have lost their lives and / or might be burried alive under the rubble ?

    The firemen who put their lives at risks in our city should be honoured for their courage and great service!

  3. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 10:39 am

    Imtiaz, That particular place is actually well known as “Hanif Ki Biryani” and Biryani of that particular place is famous in Karachi. I hope you would have tried it as well.

    I think the price is Rs 8.00/bankebab not seven. I have been visiting that place for more than 3 years and enjoy the package[single biryani along with raita+ single bun kebab+7Up] and the cost is around Rs.55 including TIP.

    I peronsally rate that place above Student and Biryani Center. One can always visit Biryani Center IIC branch to experience the pathetic taste of rice which they call “Biryani”. Other good place for Biryani is Jeddah Biryani near Schon Circle.

  4. Edward (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 11:49 am

    The Hanif Bun Kabab has now led to a reputation which is almost mythical in nature. The bun kabab is one of those things which has become an institution by itself. And everyone has a name for it. There’s Hanif, then there’s Super and thirdly, there’s Pakistan Chowk biryani. Having worked for a multinatonal finanical institution on Chundrigar Road, I have actually had the Management Committee Members having lunch there with their staff. Yes, its not an upmarket place… but what the heck! And wait till you try out the meethi pani puri of that place. Nirvana would be an understatement!

  5. Sufi (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 12:33 pm

    inspirex, thanks for the post.

    I haven’t had the bunkebab, but I will definitely have it soon and will make a post about it with pictures & all..

    by the comments this post has received so far, this bunkabab sounds like the godfather of bunkababs.

    Warning 2: This is not for healthy/clean food fanatics.

    if it was my post, I wouldnt write this warning.. watch that program on reality tv (when chefs attack I think) and you would realize no food is 100 percent safe.. at least these bunkabab-walas do whatever they do right in front of u guys.. :)

  6. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 3:00 pm

    I am sorry my friends for not giving correct figures. I Just had lunch there and I paid the following:

    Single Biryani: Rs.40
    Single Ban Kabab+roti[bun]:Rs.9+Rs4

    Total: Rs.70.00

  7. Henna (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 7:43 pm

    Wow at the post:)

  8. Smelly (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 9:18 pm

    Heh, what dear ol’ Inspirex forgot to list as a type of Bun Kabab, my personal favourite, the aaloo ka bun kabab. Although it isn’t avalible at the Burns Road/Pakistan Chowk place (since that solely deals with meat), the divine aaloo one is availble at all vendors across the city. My personal favourite is the Zainab Market Bun Kabab Chap. I believe the costs are within Rs.20. Also, the vendor beside him, the one selling soft drinks, is a blind man, whos sole source of livlihood relys on the fact that the bunkababs are extra spicy.

  9. Razi (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 3:02 am

    I would personally prefer Yousuf Bhai’s bun kabab in Dhoraji

  10. wasiq (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 4:02 am

    off course kuch garrd berrd hai aaj sub hee post mein tekha kuch kam hai…

    @turab….you are right somebody should. you know that’s one more reason why i like new york more…because they have parades for city heroes who lay down their lives to save others….

  11. herbwoman (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 1:09 pm

    inspirex is this shop near fresco umm next to some memon sweet mart?!!. cos thats the place that givEs u the most amazing cHotay se rectangular bunkababs with crispy anda edges. |I know for a fact that this shop is 50 years old – my dad used to go there when he was a bacha and even now and then |I insist he bring baCk these bunkababs for me on way back from work! If you’re talking about the same shop omg omg this is the best place ever!

  12. System Pharmacy (unregistered) on January 29th, 2007 @ 8:58 pm

    My son after football trainings spends all the pocket money on so-called ” drinks for sportsmen “. Whether they are of use? Or there is more than harm? WBR LeoP

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