Kabul Flavour, which is run by 4 refugees serves traditional Afghan food. Afghan food isn’t a cuisine I’m overly familiar with, in fact, I think I’ve only ever eaten one other time so I’ll take their word for it.
Exposed bricks, low hanging lights, Afghan rug running down the middle, pop of red everywhere and Afghan music playing in the background sets the mood.
Glancing at the menu I notice one thing, Afghanistan people love carbs and meat. I also love carbs and meat. To begin the night I ordered some garlic naan bread, completely different to any other naan I’ve had which is soft and flexible, Afghan naan is more like a pizza base. Lathered in garlic butter and served with yoghurt sauce, and a herby citrus sauce.
Munto – Afghan dumplings filled with minced meat, onion and herbs, served with a thick tomato sauce and yoghurt. The Munto’s tasted like a rich Spaghetti Bolognese, the addition of yoghurt was a refreshing touch.
For mains, I ordered chicken breast- two pieces of tender chicken breast, spiced and marinated, cooked over char grill served with rice, naan and mixed vegetable salad. As well as Lamb Qorma- boneless tender lamb cooked with onion, garlic and an authentic tomato base sauce. Served with long grain rice.
The chicken breasts were super tender and succulent covered in a rich tomato sauce flavoured with cumin, garlic, ginger and paprika. Served with about 1kg of rice, a refreshing salad made up of lettuce, carrot and onion with a paprika flavoured yoghurt sauce to drizzle over the top.
The Lamb Qorma lacked some flavouring and could’ve used a pinch of salt to bring out some more flavouring but what lacked in flavour was made up with how tender the lamb was, it just melted in your mouth like butter. Also served with another kilo of rice, as I said the Afghan people love their carbs and meat.
Ended the night with a Turkish coffee, rich bold flavours with a bitter dark chocolate aftertaste. Everywhere should start serving Turkish coffee.
With extremely cheap ( $30 pp for the banquet) and huge portions, Kabul Flavour is a hard one to walk past. Keep up the good work!