Being part of the central Asia, Pakistan has the privilege to hold a great cultural value for food and the amount of variety our country offers regarding this category is highly enticing for not only the sight but also the taste buds. You are not a true Pakistani if your mouth doesn’t waters on the mention of Biryani or Samosas or just off the stove Pakoras in a rainy weather. Food addiction is quite same as getting addicted to any of drug because food has all that potential to make a person lose all senses. It hits the same areas in our brain typically the same neurotransmitters which triggers the cells involved in addiction. Typically processed foods trigger the response of addiction. Pakistanis and their long standing love affair with food has remained a constant throughout our country’s troubled history.
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A wonderful feast is always on the agenda list of Pakistanis be it a wedding or a death mourning ceremony. But mind you, food addiction is associated with a lot of concerning issues like weight gain, Diabetes, Heart problems, Cholesterol issues, and a medical condition in which you literally cannot stop thinking about food and want to eat on and on and on. There is a list of food items that remain among the most loved food items and every Pakistani despite of all the differences craves for them as a druggie after a relapse craves for heroin and meth. Here is our list of 15 most addictive foods in Pakistan;
1- Halwa poori:
Halwa poori is one of the favorite dishes in Pakistan. It is a dish which is mostly eaten as breakfast. Halwa poori is mostly served hot and this heavenly food item is the domain of Lahore or Karachi. However rich in fat and oil.
2- Dahi baray:
Dahi bhally/barray is locally from Punjab, Pakistan. It consists of a bhalla or bara, phulkiyan, potatoes, onions, tomatoes and chilies dipped in yogurt or dahi. This is among the snack we have in evening. With nutritional content of yogurt it sure contains a lot of carbs and calories.
3- Sindhi Biryani/ Or just Biryaani:
Sindhi Biryani is one of the most favorite dishes all over Pakistan. The mouthwatering taste of biryani has no comparison not only in Pakistan but any place in the world.
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4- Ice cream
Full of fat, calories, sugar, and often the addictive high-fructose corn syrup. Ice creams are always playing a supporting role weather you are watching a movie or you are treating a whole herd.
Chocolates trigger a high of happiness that a lot of people feel after having chocolates. This is the same high that any drug might bring but to come to that level one has to eat several pounds of chocolate. They occupy most of the suitcase’s space when someone is coming to Pakistan from Middle East, Europe or America.
The body is often forced into an unnatural state that often leaves it exhausted later. To alleviate the effect of this stress Pakistanis look for the nearby soda place. But beaware it is full of sugar.
Shawarma is also among the most loved foods and trust me no Pakistan can live without shawarmas. This is such a blessing that you can find it almost everywhere in Pakistan. Whether you are out shopping or you are in your university’s cafeteria, shawarma is always by your side. Keep going for more addictive foods that Pakistanis can’t live without.
8- Processed Baked Goods:
The idea of love for the processed bakery products can be taken by just having glimpse of the parking lot of the famous bakeries. Pakistanis eat every bakery item and these items solve the problem of taking a gift while visiting someone’s place.
Chips get their love from every generation and any age group. Chips are among the junk that have highest consumption rate. They serve well as a small tea snack or a perfect movie partner.
10- French Fries:
Pakistanis admire their beautifully golden splendor from every possible angle before consuming them. They are also much apparent reason of the fights among siblings. Yes french fries are one of the most addictive foods in my list as well and I can’t live without them.
In Pakistan you will not be able to find a single human being whose lips have not touched the crisp crust and the heavenly feeling that is in a triangular shape. Samosas come in huge variety which relies upon the mouthwatering stuffing inside them.
12- Gaajar ka Halwa:
Just as soon as winters arrive, this sweet dish becomes mandatory in every dinner, lunch or just a brunch. Not a single household sits back when it comes to gajjar ka halwa.It is one of the most loved and addictive saughat of winters.
13- Tea / Chai:
Though might be a drink, but it is as addictive as anything could get. Once you get the hook of tea it becomes completely impossible to leave it. It is actually very addictive.
14- Chicken/Mutton Karahi:
No matter what place around the country, Karahi is something which every Pakistani has no control over eating. It fulfills the carnivore inside all of us.
The twists and turns of this particular sweet just does not let anyone resist to have his hands on it and taste it. One of the most amazing addictive sweets, you eat once you want to have more of it.