Oddly named Mango People is a newly opened gem of a Pakistani restaurant in The Villas. Whilst I don’t think its interior will win any awards for design, it is well appointed, flush with light, spotlessly clean and, surprisingly, for this size and segment of restaurant, wheelchair friendly – kudos to the owner. I couldn’t understand what any of their funky wall graphics said but I thought they were cool, nonetheless. There’s plenty of free parking available on either side of the restaurant.
The Mango People menu is a collection of Pakistani favourites ranging from kebabs to karahis. My brother (from another mummy), Kambiz, and I went to town; ordering the Highway Style Mutton Karahi, Special Sindhi Chicken Biryani, Alu Zeera (=Jeera), Special (yellow) Dal, Bhindi Fry, Haleem, Keema and Nihari, the latter two as small sampler bowls which we weren’t charged for.
With the exception of the Haleem, which lacked oomph and was way, way too loose and fluid, everything else was orgasmicly good. So good in fact that I cannot think of another Pakistani restaurant which offers anything better. A well-deserved Shābāsh to Chef Ramezan.
Our dining experience at Mango People was made all the more special by restaurant supervisor, Faisal, who pampered us from start to finish of our meal. It goes without saying, service at this small eatery is excellent. I found it interesting that Kambiz, who has been with me on maybe ten restaurant reviews this trip, uses Mango People as his reference when describing other restaurants. It’s one of the reasons why I believe Mango People is worth a detour – highly recommended.
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