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Multicultural Masala

Have you heard the one about the American food critic and the Pakistani cab driver who walk into a barbecue joint?

Shahenshah, 9651 Bissonnet, (713)773-4455

A $5.99 Pakistani lunch buffet is served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday brunch is $6.99. Don't miss the goat curry.

Sheikh Chilli's, 11303 Bissonnet, (281)568-7503

Deep in the heart of the Pakistani community: Authenticity can be a scary thing to some.
Deron Neblett
Deep in the heart of the Pakistani community: Authenticity can be a scary thing to some.

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(281)879-5787
11887 Bissonnet

Sheikh Chilli's is famous for its nahari, a Pakistani favorite. It's a hot and spicy beef curry flavored with fresh ginger and slow-cooked for 12 hours or more. $5.99 per plate.

Kiosk at Ali Baba's, 11887 Bissonnet, (281)879-5787

Need a betel nut fix? This little kiosk has a nice selection of flavored seeds and paan fillings as well as the paan parg (betel nut-tobacco chew).

E-mail Robb Walsh at robb.walsh@houstonpress.com.

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