Leaving our shoes at the ‘door’ we climbed into our private booth and made ourselves comfortable on the cushions. Our waiter passed our menus and drew the curtains allowing us to choose our meals and chat quietly about our day.
The food has echoes of Moroccan, Indian and Turkish – lots of rice and wheat, spiced vegetables and meat dishes. We just ordered a bit of everything so that we could try some of the restaurant’s speciality dishes.
Here’s what we ate & drank:
- Ashak – Leek & scallion filled dumplings, topped with yoghurt special sauce.
- Mantu – Steamed dumplings filled with chopped lamb, onions & herbs topped with yoghurt & special sauce.
- Afghani Naan – Cooked in a tandoor with cumin and caraway.
- Dupiaza – Tender pieces of lamb with doubled cooked onions in sauce.
- Sabzi – Spinach cooked with herbs and spices in a thick sauce.
- Salty Lassi – A yoghurt based drink.
We were really surprised by the value – our bill was less than £25 – an absolute bargain for the amount of food we consumed. Dave was very taken with the fact that you can order a whole lamb spit-roast for group parties so I’m sure we’ll be back at some point in the future for a birthday or other large gathering.
On exit, there was just time for a shiny wall selfie before heading home to lay down in a dark room and get over the amount of food consumed!
Fancy trying Afghani food? Head over to the Kabul Express for a great value meal. They also deliver and are on Just Eat here.
The Kabul Express,
77 Radford Road,
*We paid for our meals and all opinions are my own*