14 April | 2024

Lahore, Pakistan

Little Lahore in Beijing attracts foodies, offers delicious cuisines

In Chinese capital, Pakistani restaurant offers biryani, seekh kebabs, samosay, golgappay, milk tea, lassi, and curries known for rich flavors and aromatic spices

A newly-opened Pakistani restaurant in Beijing has attracted a large number of foodies, seeking an authentic taste of delicious cuisines from multicultural South Asian country.

Located in Beijing’s Chaoyang district, the new branch of Little Lahore is considered one of the best Pakistani restaurants contributing to diverse food culture in the Chinese capital. The new eatery offers a variety of Pakistani dishes such as biryani, kebabs, samosa, golgappa, seekh kebabs, lassi, milk tea and curries known for rich flavors and aromatic spices.

Asif Jalil says Pakistani cuisines gain popularity among Chinese

Little Lahore CEO Asif Jalil said that Pakistani cuisines were not only liked by Pakistani customers but they have gained popularity among the Chinese people. “Our cuisines, especially traditional desi dishes, are very popular in Chinese capital as the local people are developing Pakistani food taste,” he said.

Muhammad Humayun, a Pakistani national in Beijing who visited the restaurant along with his university fellows during the Chinese New Year and Spring Festival holidays, is appreciative of the tasty food, sitting arrangements and overall atmosphere there. He opined that restaurants like Little Lahore were playing an important role to further deepen the people-to-people exchange between Pakistan and China.

A Turkmenistan national said that people from different regions take great interest in Pakistani cuisines because of their unique taste and presentation. He said that biryani, chicken masala, kebabs, lassi and naan were very popular among the foreign nationals studying in various universities in Beijing.

Jin Yie, a Chinese national and event organizer, said that Pakistani dishes were spicy and delicious. The demand for Pakistani restaurants in Beijing and other Chinese cities is increasing as Pakistani cuisines attract customers who looking for something different from traditional Chinese and other countries dishes.

CEO of ZamZam Pakistan Hammad Zaheer said that the growing popularity of Pakistani food in China has also contributed to the success of these businesses. In recent years, Pakistani cuisine has gained recognition and appreciation among Chinese consumers, leading to an increased demand for Pakistani restaurants.

Apart from Beijing, Pakistani restaurants are available in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Qingdao, Harbin, Yiwu, and several other cities in China. Owners of other restaurants also expressed that the influx of customers during the Chinese Spring Festival has been a boon for Pakistani restaurants in Beijing.

Last year, Pakistan Food and Culture Week celebrated in Tianjin – a captivating journey into the heart of Pakistan’s culinary heritage and cultural tapestry, offering visitors a unique opportunity to savor the delicious cuisine and experience the warmth of Pakistani hospitality. The week long activities also played a role in fostering diplomatic relations and strengthening people-to-people bonds between Pakistan and China.