The place in Karachi where you can enjoy delicacies of real Arabic Cuisine with a welcome that gives an unpretentious family feel.
The legendary Damascus Restaurant in Clifton, near the KPT Underpass is 'the' place in town that offers good quality food hygienically prepared to savory perfection and served straight off the fire.
Menu: Authentic Arabic Cuisine, our food is simple, prepared from the best ingredients which bring out traditional flavors of Lebanese and Syrian foods, served at prices that allow you to come every day.
Gluten Intolerance is a condition when the human body can no longer tolerate the consumption and digestion of these food grains:
What Causes Gluten Intolerance?
There are no pinpointed and known causes for this intolerance, however it can be hereditary, due to stress or various other reasons being researched, but it is established that it gradually develops from a low level of tolerance on consuming products containing gluten; the protein found in Wheat, Barley and Rye and eventually develops into total intolerance.
Though there is enormous text on the limited research on this disease, common symptoms after consuming products containing gluten, include: General discomfort in the entire body
Flatulence (Bloated feeling)
Numbness in Limbs
Tiredness and Lethargy
Severe cases may also include Eczema or Hives
There are laboratory tests that your physician shall advise to clinically determine whether or not you suffer from this disease. Home testing kits are also available, but you are yet advised to visit your physician for proper guidance.
Also, please be sure to visit your physician before going on a Gluten free diet, or else you will automatically test negative due to the absence of the antibodies you are being tested for.
There is no medical treatment available for this disease yet, but the good news is, there is a solution!
A GLUTEN-FREE DIET!
Individuals suffering from this disease are required to avoid all products containing gluten or traces of wheat/gluten for life, and substitutes their meals with Gluten Free products.
Gluten Free Living
All it takes is a slight change in your daily diet, and you are living a comfortable life again!
You will have to switch from products made from Wheat, Barley and Rye, to products made from other grains that do not contain gluten.
You must read labels of all packaged products carefully to ensure it is safe for your consumption.
(Not all products carry allergy information, making it necessary to read the entire ingredient list before consumption)
WHAT NOT TO EAT
All types of wheat (Geyhun, Gundum)
Spelt (Low quality wheat grain, commonly used as animal fodder, also fit for human consumption)
Wheat Germ (Nishaasta)
Bulger or Bulghur (processed wheat)
(While oats themselves are not considered to be a gluten product, is often contaminated by processing in facilities that process other gluten grains. You may or may not be able to tolerate oats, so eat with caution and pay attention to how you feel after eating it!)
Foods you might not suspect that can contain Gluten
Food additives (malt flavouring and modified food starch)
Cakes and Pies
Gravies and Sauces - Ketchup (most brands) - Chili Sauce - Soy - Sweet Soy - Worcestershire etc.
Canned Soups (Broth and Soup Mix)
Processed Cheese (Blue, Roquefort, Gorgonzola and Stilton)
Where to find Gluten Free food in Karachi?
Damascus Restaurant is the only restaurant in Pakistan that serves Gluten Free food. Each item on our menu is also available Gluten FREE!
Including; Meeze, Shawarmas, Furrouge (Flame Grilled Chicken), Fish, Pizzas, Baklawa, Rusks, Cakes, Cookies and Pita Breads!