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International Food Versus Their Desi Counterparts: Who is the yummiest of them all?
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Published: May 22, 2015

Everyone in the world has different taste-buds. I may like a desi chicken roll packed with chutney, but you may like a hot dog. Here is a list of international fast-food and other dishes, that have desi counter parts that just refuse to be ignored any longer.

1. KFC

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Everyone loves Colonel Sanders Kentucky Fried Chicken. But KFC is nothing compared to Pakistan’s broast. One bite of, let’s say, Karachi broast’s delicious chicken dipped in their special white sauce will make anyone a fan. ANYONE!

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2. McDonald’s

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Who hasn’t grown up on McDonald’s? But have you ever had a Mr Big from Mr Burger in Karachi? I challenge your taste-buds. They will choose Mr Burger hands down. Mr Big can tower over the Big Mac to look like its kid!

 

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3. Pizza Hut

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Anyone who was a fan of watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series has craved pizza afterwards. Obviously though, all these guys ever eat is delicious looking pizza. But forget that thick crust with mozzarella cheese from Pizza hut. Especially when you have Milano’s pizza. An all time classic pizza with a crunchy crust topped with delicious chicken tikka and vegetables is a delight! If you haven’t Milano yet, you have not had proper pizza yet! No exaggeration.

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4. Popeyes

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Similar to KFC, Popeyes also offers a lot of fries and biscuits with their chicken. We on the other hand have KBC. Equipped affordable deals, this local fast food chain caters to all kinds of hunger pangs.

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5. New York Fries

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An international chain of french fries with locations all over the world has nothing on Pakistan’s very own One Potato Two Potato (OPTP). OPTP serves delicious fries, of all kinds, with all kinds of flavours. It is potato heaven!

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6. Hot Dogs

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An awesome snack found all around the world. But though a hot dog may hae one long piece of meat, a chicken roll is Pakistan’s desi version of a hot dog. The varieties you could find at Hot n Spicy are endless! Sure, a sausage slapped between two buns is great, but think of chunks of marinated chicken, covered in a sauce of your liking, covered in chutney and wrapped in a paratha. Be honest, which one is making your mouth water right now?

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7. English breakfast

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Yes, eggs and toast, served with red beans and a sausage is a classic breakfast. But if you’re really hungry, and want to enjoy a desi feast for breakfast, try some Halwa Puri. Easily available anywhere in the country, this dish is a must have. Delicious channas with spicy aloos with halwa to top it off is to die for!

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So, what has you licking your lips?