- Eman, a Palestinian entrepreneur in Karachi, offers a delectable range of sweet Palestinian dishes through her home-based dessert business.
- Orders can be placed through WhatsApp, with prices starting at Rs1,000, and Eman has gained popularity, especially for her signature dish ‘kunafa’.
- Her venture, Palestine Sweets, provides a taste of Middle Eastern cuisine, resonating with those who have a connection to the region and leaving all dessert enthusiasts craving more.
There’s a way for Pakistanis (well, at least for those in Karachi) to taste the scrumptious and mouth-watering sweet dishes from Palestine. How?
Meet Eman- a Palestinian woman who is on her entrepreneurial journey in Karachi. From her home kitchen near the city’s tourist spot at Karachi Beach, this home-based chef has opened a window for dessert lovers to the food streets of Palestine.
The food business of Eman and her two daughters is solely focused on desserts and the menu includes kunafa, layali libnan, katayef, muhalabiya, and basbusa. Orders are placed on their WhatsApp number shared on their Instagram page named ‘Palestinesweets.pk’
Eman has lived in several countries and travelled across the globe, but she has chosen Pakistan for her business and is quite happy with the response she has received so far. Her signature dish ‘kunafa’ is a fan favourite. Her first post was uploaded in March 2023 (which can be seen as the starting point of her business).
Eman has also been featured on Osamah Nasir – an Instagram blogger who has been exploring Karachi’s food scene.
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On the Instagram page, the chef shares bits of videos explaining the making of several of her desserts. From presentation to the texture of the dish, everything is so on point. Those who have tried the delicious desserts have become a fan of the shop, wanting more and more.
There has been an uptick in home-based businesses in Pakistan. After the COVID-19 pandemic, several people have permanently moved their businesses inside the safe walls of their houses. Orders are received through WhatsApp or social media platforms and the delivery is made. While the prices vary, they start from Rs1,000 (according to the menu shared on the shop’s Instagram page).
Eman’s story is that of courage and finding a new home. Palestine itself is close to people’s hearts, and anything from that land is supposed to receive love and appreciation.
Pakistan is a great spot for Eman mostly because Middle Eastern cuisine is quite popular here. People who have lived a considerable part of their childhood in the Middle East also find Eman’s desserts as a portal to the nostalgic world of sun-kissed days in the region they once called home.
But the dishes are not for people with a specific taste or a particular history, the dishes will leave all people with a sweet tooth craving for more!
Check out Eman’s Instagram page to learn more about her work, and stay tuned to WOW360 for such incredible finds!