Pakistani Food in HUNZA, Gilgit-Baltistan - AMAZING 200 Year Old Stone Pot Curry!!

Neha Sharma
Neha Sharma
05 Jan 2022

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In today’s video, we have come to Northern Pakistan. This region is a MUST-SEE for all travellers coming to Pakistan! We visited in Autumn (October 2021), which is the most beautiful time of the year to see the fall foliage! We are exploring the Northern regions throughout this series with our friend Shehroze from Manaky!

We are starting our journey through the North with a local breakfast in a traditional restaurant Osho Thang. Our main dish will be Mutton Gorkun, which is actually the ancient stone pot the food is cooked in. These pots can be over 200 years old and all carved by hand. We also tried their omelette and a very unique dish called Dirum Phitti. Dirum Phitti is made with a natural sweet flour, which is kneaded with only water and pan fried. It was then smothered in walnut oil. All of the food is locally sourced, organic and extremely delicious!

Next, we drove to Hunza Valley. Here we visited Ganish Fort, the first settlement on the Silk Road in Hunza and is over +1000 years old. As we explored the village, we noticed how well-preserved this village was despite its age and exposure to rough weather conditions. Around 25 families still live inside the ancient fort and we were kindly invited into a local family home for some chai and cookies. Another example of Pakistani hospitality!

As the sun sets early up in the mountains in Autumn, we hiked up to the Viewpoint Eagle’s Nest. This is the perfect spot for watching the sunset because you are surrounded by the Karakoram mountains and have a stunning view of Hunza Valley below. It was unbelievable!

We climbed down the mountain, and ventured into Karimabad bazaar. This is a great market for shopping, especially if you are looking to buy gems. We visited Cafe de Hunza to try their traditional walnut cake and local tea. For dinner, we stopped into Hidden Paradise, where they serve local food only. They use very unique ingredients in their food like apricot seeds and apricot oil.

We had an amazing day exploring the beautiful Hunza Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan. We would like to thank Shehroze for joining us and all of the friendly locals we met. Make sure to subscribe because we have MUCH MORE coming from Pakistan each Sunday - Gilgit, Hunza Valley, Sost, Skardu, Khaplu and more! 🇵🇰

We’re Luke Martin and Sabrina Davidson, food lovers and world travellers! We make videos about local, authentic and unique foods from across the globe. We particularly like to sample street food across Asia. We’ve eaten our way across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, parts of Africa, North America and the list is still growing! Our mission is to create content that is entertaining, informative, honest and fun! We love what we do and we are always grateful for your support! Thank you and see you on the next episode!



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