Westside favorite Chapati – known for traditional Pakistani and East Asian flavors – is expanding in an unlikely direction….fried chicken.
Owner Maisum Farid announced plans for Shani’s Secret Chicken recently at a birthday party amongst family & friends.
Farid stated “with this new concept we want to push the styles of fried chicken offered in America while continuing to build a diverse customer base from all walks of life.”
All dishes will begin with 24 hour marinated, fresh halal meat dipped in a homemade batter that Chapati has made famous.
Shani’s will offer four unique flavors: Classic, Tandoori, and Spicy plus Farid – a no batter option, fried with heavy Pakistani seasoning.
The new concept is set to launch soon – tentatively aimed for Friday, December 7 – living in the space adjacent to Chapati while sharing the same kitchen and entrance.