When was the last time you ate at your favorite Afghan restaurant?
Can’t exactly recall? No problem. Btw, don’t think it’s anything medical.
Having eaten a splendid buffet of cuisine yesterday afternoon, I was reminded of my last experience with Afghan food: at Azeen’s Afghani in Old Town Pasadena.
In fact I saw the mysterious Altadena Hiker, aka KB, just the other day which brought back the time she asked me for a restaurant referral, just as Irina of Pasadena Views had recently asked, and what to order. “Azeen’s Afghani & the Appetizer Sampler” was one of my final answers.
Long story short: she went, she ordered, and came back with a happy report! The same result with Irina on a referral to a different Pasadena restaurant. In each instance I had done my job – another woman left satisfied and gotten their monies worth.
More recently, a Pasadena foodie friend went to Afghani for her 1st experience with Afghan cuisine. I would paraphrase her review as: “Wow! This place is not to be missed!” It’s good. How good will be your decision.
Service was good & low-key when I went. From the outside the dining room looks formal but once inside it feels more homey and comfortable.
When I visit a restaurant or cuisine for the 1st time, I will usually ask the servers what they recommend, what is the most popular or best dish. Same recommendation to you, as well as to order an item that is considered authentic.
What does “Azeen” mean? It’s named for the owners daughter. The restaurant & daughter both were born about the same time.
Afghanistan also represents a country where our soldiers are fighting the Taliban and terrorism. It would also be nice to know our soldiers were feasting on this type of Afghani cuisine. Doesn’t hurt to dream! History tells of one benefit from fighting overseas: an import or increase of those foreign cuisines to our shores! Japanese and Vietnamese restaurants just two examples. So hopefully we’ll see more Afghanistan restaurants openings in the near future!
This non-writer can get long winded with this blogging so lemme just say This is The End right here.
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