Delectable flavours of Pakistan
Wakha derived from "GhWakha", signifying "meat" in Pashto, is one-of-a-kind restaurant where you get to choose your cut and the chef will prepare the meat just the way you like it.
Published: Wed 23 Mar 2016, 1:00 PM
Last updated: Wed 23 Mar 2016, 3:46 PM
Take a moment to savour the smell as you enter Wakha Restaurant. As the wafting aroma gently tickles your nose, remember to inhale, deeply. The smell is so rich you can almost taste it. Do you crave a taste sensation? Something that not only fills your belly, but also offers cuisine for contemplation; it will be an experience that you will remember for a long time. One that will not only create a memorable moment, but also cater to your needs completely, fulfilling your cravings while you enjoy fresher, healthier and food cooked to perfection.
Located in Al Barsha 1, opposite LuLu Hypermarket and Al Nahda next to Sahara Centre, Wakha Restaurant is happy to oblige with a slew of authentic Shinwari and Afghan dishes to satisfy carnivorous cravings. Wakha derived from "GhWakha", signifying "meat" in Pashto, is one-of-a-kind restaurant where you get to choose your cut and the chef will prepare the meat just the way you like it.
Choice cuts, cooked to perfection
Wakha's goal is to serve you the healthiest, freshest and most authentic Shinwari and Afghan cuisines in town without using any processed spices and oil. We only use natural ingredients such as lamb fat, fresh butter, salt, green chilies, tomatoes, etc. Wakha is built on a dream to offer a true and authentic taste in the UAE and other international markets in the style and soul of renowned Namak Mandi of Pakistan, where specialists cuts and prepare the meat fresh and live. At Wakha, most food items are prepared fresh once you place an order, which is why it requires some time to serve your food. This is the reason it highly recommends placing your order in advance to avoid the waiting time while your food is being prepared.
Afghan cuisine offers a real-time alternative for those interested in the rich Central Asian culture of Afghanistan.
The flagship dish of Afghan cuisine is the Kabuli Palao, which consists of tender meat lamb or beef domed under long grained steamed rice cooked in seasoned broth topped with raisins and julienned carrots and served with Kofta Nakhod, seasoned beef meat balls cooked with grounded chick peas.
The Mantou is a meat-stuffed dumpling topped with yoghurt that takes its cues from Chinese and Central Asian cuisines.
Kabuli Beef Tikka, fresh boneless tenderloin beef cubes marinated in Afghani spices, charcoal grilled with lamb's natural fat and Kabuli Beef Kebabs, minced beef seasoned with Afghani herbs and spices and grilled with tomato chunks, mostly served with Kabuli Palao are the most celebrated barbecues in Afghan cuisine.
Wakha invites you to embark on a delightfully different and exceptional culinary adventure where you can create your own taste sensation and culinary masterpiece.
Mouth-watering Shinwari cuisine
The best attribute of Shinwari cuisine is that you can customise your food according to your preferences, such as having dishes made in lamb fat or fresh butter, spicy or no spice at all, etc. Most famous items from the Shinwari cuisine are:
- Shinwari Lamb Karahi: Fresh lamb cooked in natural lamb fat, tomatoes, green, chillies and salt.
- Shinwari Chicken Karahi: Fresh chicken cooked in natural lamb fat or fresh butter, tomatoes, green, chillies and salt.
- Shinwari Lamb Tikka: Charcoal-grilled fresh lamb seasoned with salt and natural lamb fat.
- Dumpukht/Rosh: Succulent fresh lamb meat, cooked on a very low flame in its juices and bone marrow for three to four hours, with potatoes and seasoned with aromatic herbs and spices.