March 23, 2010 § 20 Comments
I’ve never been the one with a light breakfast. It were the heavy parathas or a well-buttered toast back at home. Or choori made the deal de’ deluxe :D But ever since the university, things have changed a lot. Not that I still don’t commit huge extravagances when back at home, I’m quite humble at campus. These days, the menu includes dates and milk, both light and nutritious. And surprisingly, I’m able to follow it strictly mostly. However, occasionally, I take a break off it when fellas have some special plans which usually are a halwa-poori devouring at Wah Cantt or the famed Khan Baba k parathay with the omelets and tea.
Considering we have our mess starting at 11:30 a.m, it’s rather good planning to take it light at breakfast. Sometimes, I simply love the regular bun and tea. My friends tell me that’s bit too simple but I’m quite in love with that – only, I’d been a tad more grateful if the tea was a better version of what I’m served now. But then again, I’ve grown quite used to it over the last three years and it now no longer seems much brackish.
A few days ago a friend suggested ‘Banni’ as a fine halwa-poori point. I have all plans to make for it some day soon. I’d have gone straightaway but the fellas are quite uncompromising on the ‘academic commitments.’ Guess that would be possible only after the mid exams.
Last semester was a rather bad one considering my diet practices where I took bit too often to the canteen biryanis and samosa-chats. I find them quite disgruntling now though – guess that was a brief love affair. However, mess dining are no good really. Except, perhaps, the biryani and savor. I am quite appalled at the way they do spinach or any vegetable for that case. It seems like a water-boiled, poorly-cooked barely-edible thing when they bring it to you.
Nawazish Khan Cafe is lot better in both the diversity of choices and cooking. But it’s the farthest from my hostels and the overwhelming customer-count always leaves the availability uncertain. So that’s also not too good an option despite a better quality.
Well…that’s about it about the university cuisine. I just hope my mom won’t read it or she’d be quite freaked at what I eat here. Every time I call, she doesn’t forget to take care of my diet. So to sound truthful to her when I say it’s going perfect, I do take a share of fruits now and then off the Gate-2 fruit shop.
P.S. I’d really love to know some classic spots for dining at Wah Cantt, Islamabad and Pindi. So your suggestions would be very welcome ;)