Ascent 249 – Afghan Kebab House

2016-09-05 18.23.23One of the delights of living in NYC is the variety & diversity of restaurants. Near where we live is Hillside Avenue, which has a wonderful selection of Indian, Pakistani and Middle Eastern restaurants.

I’ve driven by the Afghan Kebab House a few times and put it on my mental checklist. As we were out and about enjoying this Labor Day, I felt that today was the day for that first experience.

It was a small establishment with several Afghan pictures & artifacts on the walls. We were the only customers initially, which always gives me slight trepidation in a restaurant. Shortly after sat down, several other people came in, which obviously implied the food was good.

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After a brief perusal of the menu, we decided on the Chef Combo platter which consisted of grilled lamb, chicken and salmon, and the chicken korma curry.

Salad and bread were served first. The salad had a lightly spiced yogurt-based dressing that was quite tasty. The bread was strips of flatbread that had a light texture and was quite enjoyable.

When the entrees arrived, we promptly divvied them up and began sampling the new cuisine.

The grilled items from the combo were phenomenal. There was some form of seasoning applied that added a hint of spice without being overpowering. The korma was a pleasant mild curry flavor that wasn’t hot.

This first foray into Afghan Kebab house was a winner and we look forward to returning to sample the other menu selections.

We walked a couple of blocks to help the food settle, then had our eyebrows threaded.

If you’re in the area, check out the Afghan Kebab House at 259-11 Hillside Avenue, Floral Park, NY

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