Food Tastes Different When You’re Hungry
I am a food junkie. I think I’ve mentioned it before but food is very important to me. Especially when one is cold, hungry and stressed with the need to study.
Thanks to my current occupation of studying in the evening, I face this situation four nights a week from 6 to 9. In this situation, who should come to my rescue, but the very unpretentious and unassuming fast food that goes by the name of Black Beards in F-8 markaz, in the parking lot adjacent to to SZABIST and Red Tone office and is it the Islamabad Diagnostic Centre??? Anyway, hope you get the picture… Pass Ali Medical Centre and SZABIST and turn left into the parking, you should see the slightly orangey sign and interior.
Dimly lit and on a small scale does not mean it is diminutive by food scales. For us starving students, it is a lifesaver. For one, the rates are reasonable and the food is always fresh and served piping hot. You can go for a serving of Hot and Sour Soup or maybe Chicken Corn or if you adore junk food, try their french fries with a tea or coffee and enjoy. If you want something more filling, their chicken fillet burger is very good even without the cheese and their chowmein and chicken fried rice taste pretty nice. A friend swears by their spicy fish fillet and their fish fingers and this being fish season, give it a try.
The best part is that you can get a filling serving, and won’t feel the need for dinner well within 200 rupees and that only if you order more than 2 items which is usually what a reasonable person would eat. It is a students’ haunt in the evening usually, but not too smoky and hazy and you can get good warm food at a reasonable rate which is all you need on a cold, winter’s night.