Being a group of foodies who love to travel, we always found Pakistani restaurants intriguing. Especially while making our way through Naperville, we went to different Pakistani restaurants to satisfy our hunger.
After visiting several quality Pakistani restaurants in Naperville, we thought that we should write about the most intriguing things that we found. This article is not a definitive guide or a review of specific ones.
In this article, we will share our POV and experiences with some of the best Pakistani restaurants in Naperville. Furthermore, we will share the name of some of our favorite dishes that you must try. Keep in mind that everyone has different experiences.
Anyways, let’s stop the chit chat and get straight to the point:
Food Tastes Unique
We know that people prefer the most authentic replicas of their favorite recipes. But we don’t know much about the authentic taste of Pakistani food because we have never visited Pakistan. However, if we consider our limited experience of Pakistani restaurants. We think that Naperville offers the most unique taste.
The menus of all the best Pakistani Restaurant in Naperville created a truly high expectation for the future. The biryani we ate had a mix of different spices, which somehow fit well together. Furthermore, dipping roti (flatbread) into Nihari was somehow very satisfying.
The Pakoras paired with mint chutney was something that we have never tasted before. Yea, we have tasted the same things, but none compares to the soul-touching food of Naperville restaurants.
We don’t know about you, but we have heard about Pakistani hospitality from YouTube travel vloggers. And we witnessed the true essence of it in Naperville. So, here is what happened, we went to five different Pakistani restaurants during our week-long trip, and all of them treated us like we were their top priority.
Most of them are run by Pakistani families that are settled here in the US. So, the authenticity of the food, and hospitality cannot be questioned. After knowing that we were passing travelers, they offered us massive discounts, and we believe that they put some extra love into our food.
We are not saying that other restaurants lack hospitality, but getting free food just because we were outsiders was an amazing experience. Of course, we wouldn’t recommend asking for free food because they have a business to run. But the chances are, they will most probably offer it to you regardless.
Presentation is not their forte.
OK, so all of us have been to restaurants where presentation is their top priority. But sometimes it doesn’t matter how the food looks because in Pakistani restaurants, you will find some food that looks average but tastes great.
You can consider this as a complaint, but the presentation of the food was average. However, when we researched Pakistani recipes, we found that it is impossible to present most of the food like Western recipes.
The reason for that is because there is so much going on in the mesh of ingredients that it is impossible to make it look pretty. As an example, search Haleem on the internet, it will look like a weird yellow stew. However, the taste was unique and mouth-watering.
Yea, they tried to make it as good-looking as possible, but still, it just looked weird to us. Keep in mind that we are sharing our experiences, you might reach a different conclusion on the food presentation.
By reading this article, you’ll understand that we shared our experiences with the Pakistani restaurants of Naperville. Our goal was to inform you about the hidden gems that we found inside these restaurants, and we surely hope that you find this review-based article interesting to read.
Most Americans know about Indian food, but Pakistani food is a different world of wonder that is waiting to be discovered. We hope that we convinced you to at least visit the finest Pakistani restaurants to give your taste bud a new experience.