Saturday, April 11, 2009

Notorious Kasur Fish- Sheikh Javed Fish Corner

With this blog shaping up it seemed to be an imperative task on my hands to review the famous Kasur Fish that has been continuously growing on the Lahori crowd ever since its discovery about a couple of years back. Since then it has taken over the fish craze and always comes up in a fish eating discussion; the only thing that stops people to vote for it is just the distance from the city of Lahore which we calculated was about 50KM on Feroze Pur road. So on a beautiful rainy morning me and my friends made a decision to finally find, eat and review this Kasur Fish escapade.


The very first thing you need to know is that it is highly adventurous leaving the city just to have lunch. With the feroze pur road recently renovated we found it no problem to reach kasur in about an hour of casual driving and ofcourse chit chat. Kasur is a simpler place to get around and somehow when we entered the main bazaar we ended pretty near the place, however we didn’t know what the name was so we asked and everyone pointed to the Sheikh fish place. I had vague memories of coming here in the past of going inside the tight typical streets of the old kasur urbans and reaching the place. So one milestone was the Noor Mosque, where we parked the car and set on foot in the succinct streets passing small eateries on our way where we saw from fresh French fries to sohan halwa, barfi and all types of sweet. Following the trail we exactly hit the spot and it all came like blast from the past.


Luckily we found the place to sit and the moment we sat a bad news broke of us having to wait for an hour as the place seemed to be jam packed! Yes I mean flooded with frying fish and the people who it belonged to. We tried acting chummy with the waiter telling him we are out of the city but he told us everyone is out of the city but he would do something for us. Well he only said that because our 2kgs reached after an hour really. One thing is for sure the kasuris mean what they say first. We were 4 people and this was more than enough. We ate and ate like mad hungry people but it won’t finish but mind you a food has to be extremely edible to be eaten like mad and so it was with the combo of the mint chatni and naans and yes chilled soda to gulp it down. Every bite was cherishable and to the taste. Me and my friends would’ve recommended it before going there, but we wanted to make sure if it’s still as good, before we rekindle the spirit of the kasuri fish. We think this is the right time to go have your meal there before we enter the hot summers where even the word fish becomes unbearable to think of. Although we had more plans to continuing our adventure to the Ganda Singh Border Flag down ceremony that is only 15 mins away from this place, it really is a ritual to be a part of. We suggest you reach the place round lunch time as there is an approx wait of an hour have your meal, have from an array of delectable desert and make your way to the Ganda Sign Border and you would thank us all the way. At Rs. 400/kg the extremely delicious fish is also not a bad deal on the pocket.

8 comments:

  1. im very adventurous but not fond of fish..esp fried fish wid chutney...ive come from Sharjah so you wont find such rich heritage, colors, scents and food here but in Lahore, its the place to be...if this fish is so good i think il give it a shot :p :P has anyone heard of mama machli walaah? is he the same seller?

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  2. does this machli have kaantaz? if so dn im going to think twice...daa only reason i dnt lyk fish i cuz it has kantaaz..nd im 2 hungry nd lazy to remove em!! but ive heard of kasur machli cuz my chachaz r crazy about it!! il go next week nd tell u guys more

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  3. oh yes ive tried this..once i had fish in hyderabad, a small restaurant nd since dn i cudnt find a fish wid da similar taste..Kasur machi wala was introduced to me by my dada nd i love him 4 dis..i got da taste i wanted and i loveddddddd it!!! if ur diet concious dn leave it for this

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  4. Absolutely wonderful and mouth watering. Keep this up.

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  5. And also review LSE cafee here...

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  6. Thank you very much sir!!

    Will surely do sir...

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  8. Friends, Usman Moin Here from KASUR Near JAved Fish Corner...

    The Taste of Kasuri Fried Fish is the bestest in this world

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