Making Sawaiyan (Vermicelli)

Posted on September 16, 2009
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Food, Photo of the Day
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Have you ever wondered where sewayyian or sawaiyan (Vermicelli) comes from?

This is how this Eid delicacy begins its life. In this picture a worker is seen preparing vermicelli (sewayyian) at grand scale in Rawalpindi in preparation for upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.

If you are wondering what happened to the sawaiyan-maker’s shirt, take a look at the next photograph.

Its hanging on the pole to the right of the photograph!

Enjoy your saywiaan this Eid, everyone.

Photo Credits: Abid Zia at APP

24 responses to “Making Sawaiyan (Vermicelli)”

  1. Rehan says:

    Great photos. Yummm outpowers yuck.. will eat loads on eid.

    By the way. The sweaty armpits of the worker reminds me of Classic Alif noon Bakery episode. =related

  2. Natasha says:

    Pakistani noodles.

  3. mazHur says:

    Yaar dil kharab kar diya!

    The picture only shows vermicelli being sun dried under unhygenic conditions-without any protection from bird droppings and safe shelter from rodents, dust, smoke and other infestations.
    I don’t think the dough kneading and extrusion process would be any better….

  4. ASAD says:

    I find the picture actually beautiful and itching o have more sawaiyaan.

    I don’t thing there is anything disgusting about this at all. It is made by hand and lovingly.

    All food, everywhere, is made like this.

    So, love the picture. Thanks ATP.

  5. Some comments from the ATP Facebook Page:

    – “Oh my God! these would be very delicious…”
    – “yumiiiiiiiii…….. yes they r …”
    – “yum yum:)”
    – “ROZA HAI NA SB KO????”
    – “Boy o Boy. So, this is how they are made. Hygiene issues, anyone.”
    – “oops… nothng to say if u live in PAKISTAN..”
    – “yuck gandaaa”
    – “proud 2 b pakistani.”
    – “…well hm log bht c aise chezen khate hian .. relax guyz.. yeh to socho pehley k jo pani hm pete hian woh kaha se ata hia ? ……heheheh bad main sawiyyyan …”
    – “oy yar ya shukar krp ka pani mil rha ha…….
    agar nai milta tu….?????”
    – “hey!!! don all ov u know wot does Europeans & Americans eat… not dat much bad than this???”
    – “no we dont know tell us”
    – “yeah I dont know either, share it with us usman”
    – “nice pics
    i dint know they are made like this
    still waiting for the eid to come”
    – “bad timings for posting these photos!!! i thought they are machine made..”

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