A Quick Bite: Bam-Bou

Published: January 28, 2019

There’s nothing Karachi loves more than a new eatery opening up in its already bustling food scene. But from the moment you walk into Bambou, you know it’s going to be a truly unique experience. Karachi is experimental and brave for trying different kinds of food and always welcomes all types of delicacies with ultimate fervour and open arms; but somehow Chinese cuisine always seems to be a major hit!  Located on E-street, Bam-Bou; a perfectly lit restaurant with a modern Chinese interior, has a vast variety of Chinese cuisine. It offers various mouth-watering dishes accompanied by light starters, refreshing salads and soups as well as sea food, a myriad of mocktails and decadent desserts for all of us to end our meal on a high note. The menu is crafted with love and attention for real Chinese food lovers!  From its serene ambiance to lip-smacking food, the restaurant definitely stands out as one of the best Chinese eateries!

Crispy Beijing Beef

Crispy Beef is one of the most popular dishes at any Chinese eatery so we decided to try theirs as per the server’s recommendation. The dish definitely was a hit and we couldn’t stop ourselves from eating it. Bam-Bou’s Beijing beef featured battered and perfectly deep-fried marinated beef, stir-fried in a wok with red bell peppers, sliced onions, and a sweet and spicy sauce. The beef was crispy from the outside but tender and juicy on the inside. The sauce was the perfect balance of sweet and sour sauce with a hint of spicy. Pair it with garlic rice and you’ve found yourself your new go to comfort meal. We can have this combination at any time of any day!

Asian Spicy Lobster

Lobster is any seafood lover’s dream and with Bam-Bou’s Asian Spicy Lobster any die-hard foodie would get hooked to it. Just as we were presented with this dish, we couldn’t wait to dig in. The presentation was appealing and the lobster tasted just as good as it looked, maybe even better. As we devoured the lobster we couldn’t help but rave about how soft it was. The firm consistency between flaky and chewy and a light, sweet flavour packed with moisture definitely made the fresh lobster a mouth-watering dish and one of our favourites.

Chicken Burmese Khaosuey

If you’re a true Khaosuey lover, then this should be your new go-to place! We were very eager to try their famous ‘Chicken Burmese Khaosuey’ and I must admit it’s the best Khoasuey I have ever eaten! I loved everything about this dish, from the presentation to the way you get a taste of every condiment. The flavours overlap each other perfectly and give you the real Burmese Khaosuey experience!

Bam-Bou Hot and Sour Soup

For starters we tried out one of restaurant’s speciality, The Bam-Bou Hot and Sour Soup.’ One sip and we knew it was not our usual Hot and Sour. It was rich and thick, but not gloppy, the broth was packed with flavour even before the vinegar and pepper were added. The vegetables were crunchy and bright; the slivers of tofu and chicken were tender and comforting. Above all, the soup was light and fresh.

Chicken Manchurian

Chicken Manchurian is one of the first dishes that come to our mind when we talk about Chinese cuisine and so we decided to try it. The Chicken Manchurian was served sizzling hot, literally. The diced fried chicken with a thick sauce of ginger and garlic together with soy sauce, corn starch, and ketchup was delicious but couldn’t beat our love for crispy beef and lobster.

Toffee Cream Cake

By the end of trying out a variety of dishes we decided to give their dessert a try and we definitely did not regret it; their Toffee Cream Cake was sinfully delicious. The light, fluffy, and perfectly balanced sweet cake is definitely a crowd pleaser!

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