Khana Detroit is likely the only place in metro Detroit where you’ll see twists on Pakistani and Desi dishes like butter chicken nachos and masala-rubbed fish and chips.
Those twists are the vision of Maryam Khan, who started Khana over three years ago as a pop-up restaurant. It’s been hailed as some of the best street food in the world right here in metro Detroit.
Khan is currently the chef-in-residence at Frame in Hazel Park, where she has created a menu that will be available through Feb. 6.
“The food is very representative of who I am,” says Khan. “I’m a first-gen American, daughter to Pakistani immigrants born and raised here. The food is inherently Pakistani but always served via an American vessel.”
Khan was interviewed on CultureShift on WDET alongside Mark Kurlyandchik, the editorial director for Frame and longtime food writer who recently profiled Detroit’s pop-up food culture for SEEN Magazine.
Listen: Maryam Khan shares her pop-up restaurant journey.