Known for having enriched spices, aromas, and a plethora of colors in its food, Pakistani cuisine hold a significant position in Britain’s food scene and now Pakistani couple has introduced cha sha, thanks to the sizable Pakistani diaspora living in the region contributing much to the culture.
With galore go-to places already offering a pure taste of Pakistani flavours, another U.K. based couple has strengthened the presence of brown community with Cha Sha, a desi restaurant run by a Pakistani couple.
Imran Gulzar and Iqra Zahoor, the UK-based couple who hailed from Karachi, are setting a new standard of Matka Chai — a tasty twist on regular tea where the beverage is smoked by pouring it into a hot mud pot.
Gulzar graduated from Karachi University spending years in the media marketing sector, and then moved to London, where he met Iqra Zahoor — a Criminologist by profession. The couple did not struggle with marketing as Cha Sha soon becomes a household name and demand for the Matka Chai increased over time.
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Vowing to bring the rich flavours and diverse culinary traditions of the South Asian nation to British streets for everyone to enjoy, Cha Sha is the latest eatery to become part of the vibrant food scene in London, and Britain.
Apart from cultural food, Cha Sha also offers quality time to families and friends to reunite and rejoice. The eatery’s conducive environment is heaven on earth for the desi community to engage in hours-long conversations, connections, and form new ties.
As of mid-2023, the couple is running 4 Cha Sha franchises across the UK while ten more are at completion. Gulzar revealed that each of his branch has at least 8 members, and he is excited to expand with the opening of new branches in months to come.