ISLAMABAD: With a sudden fall in temperature especially during night, the demand for winter delights has increased in different areas of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
Several markets, including the Melody Market, Karachi Company, Jinnah Super Market, Super Market, Aabpara Market, F10 Markaz, Commercial Market, Saddar and Raja Bazaar are famous for winter delights. They are doing good business due to the rising demand for winter foods.
Men, women and children come to these outlets to get fried fish, gajar ka halwa, soup, kashmiri tea and coffee, which are among the other favourite dishes that get popular in the winter season.
Various kinds of fish, including simon, pamphlet, black rohu, mushka and mahseer, as well as lobsters are being served at the stalls.
Nowadays, street vendors can also be seen selling uncooked fish on handcarts, bicycles and makeshift stall for Rs 200 to Rs 800 per kilogramme.
A fried fish seller, Asad Imran, said, “I have been doing this business for the past many years at the Commercial Market. It is a game of demand and supply- the demand for fish increases in the winters; therefore we earn a lot in the chilly weather.”
“Kashmiri tea is high in demand these days. I prepare two drums of tea and it is sold like hot cake,” Basit Ali, a vendor at Super Market said.