There are places you go to only to see if all the hype surrounding them is real. Boun Cibo (pronounced as ‘bwon chee bow) happens to be that place for me. Being a food blogger, I had heard plenty of good reviews about the place (also some bad ones), so when my friend asked me where I wanted to eat, I did not think twice before stating Boun Cibo.
The restaurant mostly offers a range of Mexican and Italian cuisines but also has something for others as well. Situated in Badar Commercial, DHA, it is a food place that you do not want to miss out on if you are looking for a peaceful and secluded spot with decent food.
The first thing which struck, and pissed, me on reaching the place was how inconspicuous it was. I almost missed it while driving through the restaurant. All thanks to my friend’s eyes-of-a-puma, that we spotted the place. Our troubles, however, did not end there. I was ravenous after a long, hectic day of work but the door just did not budge to let me in. I almost mistook the place to be shut and half turned to go until my friend gave it one last budge to reveal down case stairs. (We realized later that it is a basement restaurant) I guessed it to be congested from inside, but the place was surprisingly spacious (not very, but quite) and serene from inside.
We were greeted by their good-natured manager and immediately attended by a waiter. Picking on a dish is always the hardest task for me. I mean, why can’t restaurants have an option of serving a bit of everything on a plate for indecisive people like me? Anyway, so I could not really decide between a chicken entree and a burger, so I went for pasta instead. My dish for the day was Parmesan Chicken Spaghetti. My friend, who is much, much better at making important decisions in life on time than me, ordered a Mongolian burger for himself. (Much for my sake than his own; that way I could try their Parmesan chicken, pasta AND their burger too! See what I did there?)
Our food took a while to get served but we were presented complimentary olive bread with olive oil. It took me a while to get used to its taste but it surely was not bad. Our food came 20 minutes later, beautiful and steaming hot!
Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti:
I could not get over the pretty design on the side of my plate, first off. The second thing I noticed was their generous serving size and how cheesy my spaghetti really looked. I could not wait to dig in but since they were so scalding hot, I had to patiently wait for a while. But it tasted divine! So cheesy, with everything blended perfectly.
My favourite part, however, was the well-grilled parmesan chicken fillet on top. It added a crunchy element to my otherwise soft dish. Their olive bread, (served with my spaghetti as well) was just an ordinary bread, so that was quite meh. It was overall, a really good dish, a perfect pick for all pasta lovers out there!