Live in Phoenix? Like great ethnic food? May I recommend one of my new favorite finds: The Kabab Palace. It is the only Afghan restaurant in Phoenix and the food is excellent. I expected to walk into a fast food pita place and instead sat down to linens and ate a $10 lunch buffet on China. It was surprisingly luxurious and the staff was very attentive. I normally don’t eat a huge lunch or rave about buffets, but this place is worthy of all the praise I can give it. There was grilled chicken, lamb and beef, many types of stewed and curried vegetables. There was sweet rice or seasoned long-grain rice. We had baby pumpkin served in a yogurt sauce for dessert. Fabulous. I can’t wait to come up for another reason to go!
Afterward, I saw Kite Runner, to complete the Afghani-themed day. Excellent movie and they honored the author’s voice well. Four out of five stars, absoloodle.