"Kahwa" Peshawar Restaurant Tip by Papita

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One thing very near and dear to the hearts of Pathans is Kahwa - their special green tea. If you are a guest in their home, this is a likely beverage they will serve, even in the dead heat of summer. Often it is preferred over regular sweet & milky chai and is usually served slightly weak and without sugar.

Favorite Dish: Kahwa comes in many different varieties and is basically a loose-leaf green tea. The best place to venture in search of the perfect Kahwa is "Namak Mandi" (meaning Salt Market), in which hundreds of stalls are crammed into just a few narrow streets. They usually sell black chai, salt, and green tea varieties and if you follow your nose you will find the area. Many of these teas are brought from north-eastern Pakistan from Tibet or China and some are also grown locally. Kahwa throughout the rest of Pakistan is known as "Peshawari Chai".

Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Namak Mandi, old city.
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

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  • Written Nov 8, 2008
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