A Sydney stalwart for cheap Pakistani and Indian Eats, Faheem Fast Food has long been the go-to place for taxi drivers hailing from the subcontinent. It still is, but you’re also likely to see groups of 20-something Newtown dwellers pre or post bar crawl, families and assorted in the know spice lovers amongst the mix.
The decor is no-frills, some say the service is brusque (let’s say it’s efficient) but the food is satisfyingly hot and seriously tasty. The tandoori chicken is a must try – lean, succulent and spicy; the chickpeas (in a tomato based curry) are a delicious veg option, and the Pakistani speciality ‘Nihari’ is a winner – two chunks of melt in your mouth, slow braised beef in a rich and earthy curry (great for naan dipping). Their mango lassi is the perfect heat beating beverage. Dishes at Faheem’s hover around the $11 mark and are substantially sized – all are a bargain.
Faheem Fast Food, 194-196 Enmore Road, Enmore, tel: 02 9550 4850
Open Mon-Fri 5pm-midnight, Sat-Sun 12pm-midnight