Rose Gabrielle is a 32-year-old YouTube Vlogger born in Toronto, Canada. She made headlines in 2019 when she came to Pakistan and fell in love with the country. Rose Gabrielle had been exploring the world and Pakistan alone on her bike. However, Rose shared her experience of enjoying local food and hospitality on her YouTube channel on her journey to Pakistan. Though she currently has 558k subscribers on her YouTube channel. Rose Gabrielle embraced Islam during her Pakistan visit and fell in love with a Pakistani traveller Adeel Amer. Then Rose Gabrielle got married to the same man and shared her feelings about that on her Instagram account as;
‘‘I’M MARRIED’’, never would I thought that I would come to Pakistan and fall in Love. Not only with a country and it’s people, but one very special individual in particular. In my whole life I search for him’’.
Rose Gabrielle’s Views about Pakistan:
Rose Gabriella, the Canadian solo traveller, was biking her way across Pakistan; she says Pakistan is a safe country with a vibrant culture. Its people are also very kind and open-hearted. Despite so many hurdles and obstacles, she decided to travel to Pakistan alone on her bike. However, Rose shares her view about Pakistan as;
‘‘I can’t even come up with the words, but my experience so far in Pakistan. And just being so accepted and loved by the people here, is so amazing. These people are so amazing, these are the most BEAUTIFUL people, MUSLIM people.’’
Rose Gabrielle Views About Pakistani Traditional Food:
Pakistani cuisine is one of the most famous cuisines in the world. The land of pure has its traditions and ways of making food. That is why traditional Pakistani dishes are very well-known inside and outside the country. Rose Gabriella is one of the foreign visitors who love Pakistani culture and Pakistani food. On her YouTube channel, her journey is just a quest across Pakistan. However, Rose loves Pakistani traditional and desi dishes, from rich karahis to aromatic Tikka Botti.
Dishes which Rose Gabrielle taste in Pakistan:
As I have mentioned, Rose Gabriella tried many dishes during her Pakistan visit and that dishes are given below:
Sohan Halwa is a famous sweet dish in Pakistani cuisine, and it’s a souvenir of Multan, the southeast city of Punjab province. Multani Sohan halwa is prepared by boiling a mixture of milk, sugar, water, and cornflour. Along with that, other ingredients such as almond and saffron are used for flavouring. This is a perfect sweet dish of Pakistan. It was mid-winter of 2019 when Rose visited Multan and had a chance to taste Multani Sohan halwa. She said its brownish colour looks so yummy and appealing; while she had its first bite, she said, ‘it’s ZABERDAST (amazing) Ma Sha Allah’. Her expressions show far more than her words and how much she loves Multani Sohan Halwa.
Rotti is also called chapati in some regions of Pakistan. Although roti is a compulsory part of daily meals in Pakistan, especially in Punjab and some parts of KPK, no food is complete without Rotti (Tortilla). Rotti is a special kind of bread made with different types of flour, but wheat flour is the most common flour used for making roti. When Rose drove her bike to the northern areas of Pakistan, she had experienced Pakistani chapati from a local ‘tandoor’. Rather than its taste Rose liked most how Rotti cooked. However, roti makes Rose say that she loves Pakistani food.
Masalay dar chaat is one of the famous Pakistani street food. Its ingredients may vary with its type and its taste. Most probably, masalas dar chaat is basically ‘Channa Chaat‘, and it’s made with Chickpea, Onions, Green Chillies, Tomatoes, Coriander, and a mixture of chaat masala. When Rose visited Lahore, she tasted channa chaat or masala dar chaat from a local food street. A chaat seller invited her, and he offered her chaat free of cost. However, Rose liked that chana chaat very much, and she said; this chaat is so spicy and tasty. She’ll never forget that taste ever in her life.
Pakistan has various varieties and rich tastes in BBQ cuisine. Beef Tikka Botti or Beef Tikka is one of the famous and tasty BBQ dishes of Pakistani street foods. Its name shows that it is made with the meat of beef. Beef tikka is mainly prepared on preheated coal and in local streets. However, this tikka Botti is originated from the Mughal empires and, to some extent, from Turkish cuisines. Beef tikka is rich in taste and has a unique flavour to other BBQ dishes.
During her visit, Rose spent some time in the northern valleys of Pakistan. Pashtuns or KPK cuisines are famous for their BBQ dishes like Chapple Kabab, Tikka Botti, and others. But Rose had shared its experience only with Beef Tikka Botti on her YouTube Channel. She loved beef tikka very much and felt blessed to have it. She says that beef tikka Botti has very juicy and yummy meat pieces, and this is one of the best beef dishes that she has ever eaten.
Chicken Korma is a traditional and flavouring chicken recipe in Pakistani and Indian cuisine. This dish is also one of those famous dishes I have mentioned in my food blogs like Chicken Karahi and Chicken Biryani. It’s a south Asian dish that has its origin in Mughal Era. In Pakistani and Indian cuisine, the chicken piece is a cook in oil, then spices, and the addition of yoghurt and onions produce a tasty and rich gravy. Rose was in Pakistan when she tasted chicken korma for the first time. And, of course, she falls in love with chicken korma, especially with its thick and yummy gravy.