Wakha Restaurant serves the unique ‘Shinwari’ cuisine that originates from the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
We know a restaurant must be worth checking out if several of our own readers and friends have mentioned it to us. Everyone who raved about it, also mentioned that a reservation is a must and we should possibly try and order in advance. We finally ended up there on a busy Thursday night and were amazed at the line outside.
The food originates from Peshawar, a town in Pakistan located close to the Afghanistan border and the ‘Shinwari’ cuisine in the area is heavily influenced by the neighbours. A meat-heavy diet, the menu offers plenty of lamb cooked in its own fat.
Everything is prepared fresh once you place an order and this is exactly why we were urged to order in advance. We started off with a freshly cut salad that we dipped into a spicy coriander and chilly chutney. Shortly after our order of the legendary chapli kebabs (60 AED) arrived-moist and delicious, they are a must-have. The rich Shinwari chicken kadai (80 AED) was served in a metal bowl that we wiped clean with freshly baked Afghani naan.
The service and presentation at Wakha are exemplary and the food is flavour-busting. After our first visit, we now get why everyone is raving about it.
Behind Mall Of The Emirates
Opposite Lulu Hypermarket
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