Kashif Tufail is the owner of Chai Shai, a little Pakistani restaurant on the corner of 59th Street and Holmes in Brookside. Besides all the neighborhood regulars, it’s become a gathering spot for Pakistani students at UMKC.
And before they eat, Tufail says, they always ask him, “Are these samosas as good as my mom's?"
“And I say, 'Yeah, I believe so.'”
Once they eat them, and agree on how good they are, Tufail reveals, “You know whose samosas those are? Those are my mom’s.”