Abhijeet checks out the most authentic Karak shops, from the “beep-beep” stalls on the roadside to the lavish 5 star setting of some of Muscat’s most elegant hotels.
With its recent introduction into the region by an Indian, this has become the most widely recommended and popular shop in this region. With an average serving time of 1 minute to the taste of the Karak, this shop has won hearts of all the Karak lovers of Oman. Waiters come running out holding a tray containing inexpensive Karak paper cup within seconds of hearing a car honk. Slurp! And your eyes gleam with the taste of the Karak. All the tiredness and tension is…
Timings: 24 Hours
Locations: Al Khoudh, Al Hail, Al Khuwair.
Chado Tea Lounge:
Located by the Shatti Al Qurum beach, Chado Tea Lounge has crossed all limits of offering their customers the satisfaction and relaxation to sip a good cup of Karak either alone or with their loved ones. It is not only the place that looks beautiful, but also the tea pot in which it is served. And it’s not only the tea pot that looks lovely, the tea also tastes great. For Chado, the satisfaction of the customer is what matters.
Locations: Shatti Al Qurum, The Wave Muscat
As you enter Seeb souq, a few meters later on your right, there is a shop called “Coffee Day”. Sadly, the ambience of the shop cannot be termed as ‘premium’, but the taste of the tea will lead you into believing so. Within seconds of hearing the honk of your car or your order, a man rushes out with a tray, to hand you over a cup of tea.
Timings: 24 Hours
Locations: Seeb Souq
Just by the highway, near Muscat Lightings, this shop has surely won the hearts of thousands of Muscateers. Usually served with ‘Fatura’, (for those who don’t know, fatura is a Arabic Chapatti usually served with either Honey & Cheese or Chicken) this mild-flavored tea is well accompanied by this Arabic Chapatti. In a matter of just minutes, you are led into this once in-a-lifetime experience of combining both ‘Fatura’ and Karak.
Locations: Al Hail