For our first outing, we tried an Afghan (Afghani--not sure?) restaurant.
Not only have I never tried Afghan food before--I didn't even know what to expect! The kids were very excited as we entered this hole-in-the-wall decorated with posters of Afghanistan, rugs and woven tapestries. The restaurant had cool little individual "rooms" with arched doorways--but we couldn't sit there because of our extra-large group...The first thing we ordered was a kooky yogurt drink:
I don't think the kids were crazy about it--maybe it was too salty for a drink? But they tried it which I thought was great!
We ordered the "house specialty" for an appetizer--sauteed pumpkin with spices and yogurt. The kids LOVED it!
Then we got a bunch of entrees to share: various meat and chicken kabobs, braised lamb, and lots of rice with raisins and carrots.
The food was delicious and reminded me of a combo of Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines--lots of skewered meats, yogurt, spices and mint. The kids couldn't get enough of this food!
For dessert we had rice pudding and this cool-sounding ice cream:
There was no time for a pic what with the feeding frenzy--it was GOOD!
Pickle says "I love Afghanistan!!"
Stay tuned for another adventure next Saturday!