Monday, April 7, 2008

The Afghan Horsemen

Saturday night we went to a really interesting restaurant in Vancouver.
The Afghan Horsemen

There is an option of dining on cushions on the floor, but this particular night we opted to be seated at regular tables.

I'd say the tastes are somewhat like Middle Eastern meets Indian. Our party which included the Beach family in Vancouver (via Australia), chose huge platters to share.This combination of Meat & Veggie Platter starts with an appetizer of Humus & Sabzi Mast, Salata with Feta Cheese, and Whole Wheat Pita Bread.

The main dish includes Boneless Chicken Shish Kebab, Lamb Shish Kebab, Lamb Shoulder, Baked Rice, Baked Eggplant, Dolmah (cabbage roll), Pakawra (batter fried potatoes), & Chaka (sour cream & yogurt dip)


Now the fun begins. A young belly dancer appears and jumps onto one of the tables to liven up the crowd. Our table, emboldened by my "Afghan BUZZER" cocktail, served in a rather familiar looking flower pot.....you know the kind that people received flowers in for babies in the 60's....a white ceramic wagon with three little puppies peeking over the edge??? I now know what to do with my bizarre collection of floral supplies which I can never part with.
Ian who may have thought his aisle seat was a bonus is now coerced into participating by adding $5.00 to her "belt". We didn't realize that this meant Ian received instant dance lessons. Good sport that he is, Ian delighted the crowd!It was a really fun evening and a new experience for most of us, eating Afghan food. We had just watched the movie "The Kite Runner", which, while not as good as the book, gave us a visual portrait of Afghanistan and now we sample a taste of the land and culture.

2 comments:

  1. FINALLY another post. It's like a chapter book. I keep waiting to see what happens in the next chapter.

    The restaurant sounds like fun. I love Afgan food.

    I agree about the movie. We went to a preopening because our school read the book. The girls loved it but I thought they passed over some very important stuff...like that the bad guy was a blond German in the book and how he had to first go home without the kid...

    Tomorrow Larry comes. Good, after San Fran you come HOME to where I can get you on the phone!!

    love, D

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  2. Wow does this mean you will be giving us some belly dancing moves when you return. Great pictures. Miss you in class Linda

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