Pix From Balkh Shish Kabab House

Pix From Balkh Shish Kabab House

"Lamb shing" peaks out furtively from under its camouflage of raisins and shredded carrots

This week, Counter Culture takes the N train to Astoria's Balkh Shish Kabab House, named after a region in north central Afghanistan right next to the Uzbekistan border, where a version of Persian is the predominent language. Though the menu is meaty, there are a suprising number of vegetarian choices. Some of the best meat dishes are braised rather than barbecued.

more food pix from Balkh after the jump

Pix From Balkh Shish Kabab House
Pix From Balkh Shish Kabab House

Pix From Balkh Shish Kabab House
Pix From Balkh Shish Kabab House

 

Gulpi is a lovely cauliflower stew that shows the Persian underpinnings of Afghani cuisine

 


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