Fuel for the Soul.
The second Karachi Eat Food Festival was held with much fanfare at the expansive lawns of the historic Frere Hall which was transformed into a food haven for three days. Stalls were set up by some of the most creative and talented chefs from all over Pakistan and ranged from street vendors to restaurants offering a full diversity of food originally available at their eateries in Karachi.
A large number of people turned up to enjoy the festivities and this caused massive jams on the roads leading to the venue. Many people complained of congestion and poor sitting arrangements but overall it was a successful event.
The food variety offered at the festival ranged from the local bun kebab to traditional items such as chapli kebabs and gol gappas to western cuisine like Danish open sandwiches and khao suey. The festival was also a treat for those with a sweet tooth as the delicacies offered were many and scrumptious. There were strawberry samosas and an unlimited variety of cakes and pastries.
Although the main attraction of the event was food there was more on the menu. The organizers did not forget to add the element of entertainment and there was plenty to rejuvenate those who were tired after a long week and were looking for some fun. International performer Rani Taj known for her expertise in dhol also visited the festival and mesmerized many with her amazing dhol skills.
The Karachi Eat Food Festival was proof that for Karachiites food is clearly much more than just fuel for the body. It provided the perfect opportunity for food lovers and chefs to come together in an interactive environment.