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A couple landed at McDonald’s on their wedding day and #ImlovinIt 

“Shadi main gueston ko sabse ziada kiya acha lagna chahiae?” 

“Khana!! Ye lighting shigting phool bail sab bhool jaega”. 

(From the movie Band Baja Baraat)

Isn’t it the truth? Desi weddings are all about food in the end. All the guests will talk about shaadi ka khana more than anything else. What about the bride and groom? I was that bride who couldn’t enjoy the food of her own wedding (various reasons including the nose jewellery I was wearing lol). Wedding is the most important day of one’s life and what pity that you don’t gotta eat your favourite meal on the biggest day of your life. Damn!! Heartbreaking.

Times are changing and so does the rituals. What an amazing couple Munawal and Zubair are to break the stereotype of desi wedding food on their wedding day. The bride loves McDonald’s and the groom loves her, so he takes her to a McDonald’s right after their Nikah event. And they went there in their wedding attire. Imagine!! I don’t know which branch it was but wasn’t it surprising for McDonald’s staff or other diners? I am sure it was. I find it so cute tbh. Kinda wedding goals. Oh Gosh!! I was so hungry when I had to travel for 5 hours after my rukhsati and there wasn’t any McDonald’s on the way back then. I am not crying, you are. *wipes tears* Why am I having flashbacks of my own wedding. Kinda regret not going to McDonald’s, perhaps. 

Can I call this a McFairy Tale wedding? Absolutely delicious beginnings.  Imagine gobbling down your favorite McMeal on such an important day of your life. How celebratory. Thank you Munawal and Zubair for thinking out of the box and being so casual about your desires. Such chotti chotti khushyian makes life worth living for. Wishing you a wonderful and McDonald’s filled life ahead. 

*Going to have McFlurry in spirit of your cutesy wedding celebration*

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Best Iftaar Deals to have in Dolmen Mall 

Dolmen mall is like a dream shopping place in Karachi because of all the amenities and the hospitality it has to offer with discounts and deals. During Ramazan it is a blessing to have a food court to break your fast after hectic shopping spree. The best part about the DMC food court is being kid friendly with well placed seating. 

Dolmen Mall’s Food court has variety of options. You gotta choose from 32 cuisines available and that’s kidna amazing. I always got confused what to order and what not to. It is better to always keep in mind what you are going to order before landing there. Dolmen’s Facebook page helps a lot to decide before hand.

For Iftaar deals this year, the choice is unlimited. From casual food court to sophisticated Cafe dining, Dolmen has it all for everyone. Here are my picks from the best iftaar deals available this year.

KFC and chachajee iftaar Dolmen mall

Chachajee Iftaar

Chachajee offers desi menu and for iftar their thaali is just too good. It is like a mini iftaar cum dinner thaali. All in one kinda spread that too just for Rs 699. You can easily share the platter with a friend which makes it affordable iftar deal. 

If your appetite is like me, you can easily gulp down this thali alone. Yes! I can have it all. 

KFC Iftaar

Who doesn’t love fried chicken? It is my escape from ususal pakorra iftaar during Ramazan. I rrecommend KFC iftaar if you’re going tondolmem with siblings or family as their iftaar deals is great to share with 4 people.

Dunkin Donut

When it comes for best value for money iftaar deals, DD is my favorite. A classic DD meal for Just Rs 500 is the best iftaar deal in town. O’ So yum Omwich, pizza, donut and drink makes Dunkin Donut Iftaar a winner. 

Dolmen Mall Restaurant/Cafe Iftaar

Cafes are a welcome change from casual dining experience at Food court. Cafe Zouk to Gloria jeans and upscale bufffet of Hakka chine, Dolmen has some cool options. If you’re into Pakistani fine dinning then Zouk is the place to go and if you’re a fan of Chinese and Pan Asian cuisine then definitely Hakka Chine Buffet is worth every penny. Lals ki iftaar is always a pleasant experience too.

Gunsmoke Iftaar 

If you’re still confused what to eat or how to have a filling meal at Dolmen for less, then my bet is on Gunsmoke. Go there, order their soup and salad combo and enjoy all you can fill salad and soup lol. I loved Gunsmoke for this offer but during you’ll get it free with every meal. Fruit bar is also added for free in iftaar. So it is a good deal if you’re in mood of burgers and steak.

Special mention for Your Sweet Tooth

After all the iftaar deals sharing there’s one thing that you don’t want to share at all. This chocolate shake from Cosmopolitan is surely a must have. Oh and just in case you don’t know Cosmopolitan and Tiramisu recently opened up at DMC. 

Magnum and Cinnabon are also for 10% off. So it is a happy iftaar for sweet lovers. 

Have an idea about all the awesome Iftaar deals available at Dolmen Mall this year from this album and pick your favorite. 

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Sehri and Iftaar deals for under Rs 600 in Karachi 

Although I am not a fan when it comes to dining out for Sehri or Iftaari as it gets very crowded and difficult to manage with kids but sometimes you have to. Specially when you’re out for shopping during Ramazan. 

Here are few of the affordable options from Sehri iftaari deals of K-town in or under Rs 500. Keep an eye on the favorite ones and enjoy them. Don’t forget to share food with the deserving ones this month and try not to waste food. 

Happy fast and feasting!! 

Dunkin Donuts 

They’re always the winner when it comes to the most filling and affordable iftaar deal. The Holy feast is a winner as it has savory and sweet everything. They just need to add a date complimentary or make the drink bottomless. I hope it isn’t too much to ask for in Rs 500.

McDonalds 

McDonalds is serving value for money iftaar and Sehri meals and I’m loving it. The picture does not include my favorite deal which is two pc crispy fried chicken with drink for just Rs 375. 

Burger O Clock 

They have a unique iftaar platter to offer and that’s pretty affordable considering the items included. Their deals ain’t bad either. 

The Sauce 

The Sauce burger Cafe is offering a good iftaar deal with some Ramazan special items included. 

Vintage

They had a surprise entry in the list with amazing menu for iftaar that too in under Rs 600.

Hunger’s Pack 

Is this the best deal in town? This definitely looks great value for money deal but it might not be filling for a fasting tummy in this heat. Still, unbeatable price. 

Pizza Point

Although they fall in the category of under Rs 600 per head but the deal doesn’t include drink which is a turn off. Considering month of Ramazan and fasting, drink should be there. 

Domino’s Sehri

Domino’s has a good Sehri deal only if you can digest pizza early in the morning and survive on it the whole day. 

Pizza Hut Sehri

Pizza Hut has Sehri deal with personal pan pizza. Affordable but definitely you’re going to eat two or maybe three of them. You can also go for Pair deals when there’s 40% off on your card. 

Pizza Max

Pizza Max is offering good value for money all you can eat deals for Sehri and Iftaar but you can always go for personal deals. 

Biryani, Aaloo aur parrosi 

Biryani main Aaloo Hona chahiae k nahi? Lahore main achi Biryani milti bhi hai k Nahi? Aap apnay parrosi se Khana share kartay hyn k Nahi? The queries have become legendary and center of debate soon after a Chinese lady took a crash course to make perfect chicken biryani with Shan spice mix. Wallah. Kiya Biryani bnai thi behan ne. SubhanAllah. 

It all started with CPEC when a Chinese engineer landed in Lahore for work purposes and his lonely wife decided to bond with her neighbors over food. In a touching tale of food bringing people closer, shan plays the hero part. Watch it all happen here. 

Shan Foods has hit the right chords just like last year. The TVC soon after its release took social media with a storm to become a viral sensation. Chinese Biryani Baaji became everyone’s favorite parrosan with flood of memes and so many comments that every brand crave for on digital. Everyone was (and still) talking about Shan #KhaanaWithParosi ad. The revival of parrosi bethaks and how important it is to know each other is the need of the time. Look at some of the social media commentary on the core message of sharing Biryani, putting Aaloo or not and meeting neighbors.  

Sharing food has always been part of our culture. I’ve grown up watching my mom sharing meals with the neighbors quite often. Be it some fancy food like Biryani, Saag, Karrhi or be it everyday food items like sabzi and achaar. Mom use to always feed our part time maid too. My grandfather was a farmer and he use to send us multiple sacks of potatoes every year. We call it best part of the year as we get unlimited supply of fries at home and use to bike around with dad to share potatoes among relatives and neighbors. Good old times.

On a bigger level we see many Khaana ghars and dastarkwaan sharing food with the deserving ones in every city. Then there’s massive food sharing drives during the Holy month of Ramzan every year. Sending Khajla pheeni to your loved ones mark beginning of Ramzan Sharif and then Khwan of Iftaar items covered with beautiful cloth piece is part of our lives too. 

Times have changed. In today’s fast moving world we don’t even have time for ourselves often. Some of us might also not know or met people in out neighborhoods for any reason. In such times shan Foods has surely struck a chord among masses with the theme of sharing and caring for your near and dear people, be it neighbors, colleagues or relatives. Let’s take some time out for people around you and bonding over some food. How about some Biryani just for the sake of having good time? 

Go ahead. Make something delicious and share it with your neighbors. You’ll feel good too. 

#FPSL17 to help you #HungerOut this PSL season

T20 cricket ho wo bhi apni PSL tou tension aur celebrations dono banti hyn. For us housewives it gets a bit difficult to watch the whole match because of you know the ultimate kitchen duty. Stress main banda ziada khata hy. Nahi? PSL matches are falling exactly during the dinner hours & I don’t want to spend that time in the kitchen considering the matches during PSL season 2 are such a nail bitting ones. Thank God for Foodpanda the savior. 

When there’s a match, we order food away (not because I am that landlord lol but because of the discounts that foodpanda is offering). Who can resist Upto 60% off on more than 200 restaurants? At least I can’t. Gotta get some days off from kitchen. Wohoo!! 

Check out the deals on offer during whole PSL season, yes!! For almost a month these discounts are valid wo bhi not only in Karachi. You can avail the discounts all over Pakistan and enjoy nail bitting PSL matches with friends and family. 

By the way the discounts in McDonalds & pizza are unbelievable. Which one have you availed yet? 

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