emm .. no, this is not buttocks of an animal in the dish .. thats not what 'butt' karahi means. Butt is a cast in Pakistan and they are famous for their eating habits (lets just say no more). Butt karahi is a restaurant in Lahore. They make chicken and mutton karahi, and man .. they are GOOD at it. Butt karahi is also known for its Takatak - a mix of goat kidney and testicles (yes, testicles!) finely chopped and fried on a tawa with masalah.
I've suddenly realized, this text has become more of an anatomical review of animal privates than the review of the food itself. So, I'll get straight to the taste. Desi chicken karahi tastes excellent. Meat is tender, deeply marinated in the masalah and uniformly cooked. Presented in the original cooking dish (Karahi) and you are free to eat from within the karahi without bothering about the cutlery, plates and other accessories. Thats the whole fun about this place. Interior of the restaurant is rubbish. Tableware is not very fine either but the place still calls for a dine-in visit and will force you to come back sooner or later.
It is located on the main McLeaod Rd. Lakshami crossing in Lahore (Gawalmandi). Two imitates with the same name surround the original butt karahi restaurant. So beware!If you've been there, do leave a comment and let us all know about your experience.
Price range: Rs. 150-250
Cleanliness: Below average