Chaat House – Pakistani – Orlando
Chaat House is a Pakistani eatery, sitting on Orange Blossom Trail just south of the SR 528 / Fl Turnpike interchange in a small strip mall. A sign out front proclaims that they have the best spicy gyro in Orlando. There’s no turning back.
Inside, the restaurant’s walls are painted vibrant oranges and saffron yellows. You order at the counter, next to a impressive glass display case of Pakistani bakery treats and desserts. Looking around the room, there are giant photos of their menu items adorning the walls: the Lahori Chicken, Spicy Gyro platter, chicken wing platter, and various chaats all over the place.
Inside the Chaat House in Orlando
Desserts and bakery items – Chaat House
The writing is on the wall – Chaat House
“Chaat” is a plate of savoury snacks, typically served at road-side tracks from stalls or carts in India and the rest of South Asia. Chaat House is like the Pakistani version of Burger King, but better because they serve Pakistani fast food rather than crap. They even have a bun kabab, a pakistani version of the hamburger (The bun kabob was not that great and I actually really didn’t like it.).
On our first visit, we began by ordering the samosa, two potato and vegetable stuffed and fried pastry goodies.
Samosas – Chaat House
I also tried the “pani puri” chaat, made with a light hollow, round fried dough and filled with spices and chickpeas. It was a nice appetizer to start our meals with.
My partner order the Shawarma platter, a large plate of basmati rice, herbs, and shawarma meat, a spiced mixture of beef and lamb. Quite delicious and probably the one of the best items on their menu.
Delicious Shawarma rice platter! – Chaat House
Also ordered is the Lahori Chicken, a slightly spicy whole roasted chicken platter. It was pretty huge and we had plenty left over for dinner. Overall the chicken was pretty good, and definitely tasted home cooked.
Lahori Chicken – Chaat House
On another occasion, I went for the Spicy Gyro platter with the Chaat House special seasoned fries. The spicy gyro was not as spicy as I had expected or proclaimed, but tasty nonetheless, and it was huge.
Spicy Gyro and Chaat Fries – Chaat House
The Gyro is huge
Come to me…
Its always a pleasure to find great, authentic food in Orlando and Chaat House fits the bill quite well. Plenty of families, Pakistani and non alike, all came through Chaat House and seemed enjoyed their meals here. Definitely try out the Shawarma Platter!
Tasty Chomps rating
4 out of 5 TASTY CHOMPS!!!!