In the mood for soulful curries, sizzling kebabs, and some haunting dishes flavoured with mint, saffron and cloves? Just visit one of Sydney’s fine Afghan restaurants. Afghanistan’s location has resulted in a cuisine blended by the rich flavours of the Middle East with the spicy offerings of India and Pakistan. Most dishes are made with mutton, lamb or chicken, with dried fruits, pomegranate and herbs often added to maximise the flavour of the dish. Afghan meals are served with either flat bread or rice and traditionally eaten communally, making Sydney’s Afghan restaurants ideal for a night out with friends or family.
Sydney’s Afghan restaurants offer an authentic experience as most are helmed by enterprising émigrés. For a great introduction to this intriguing cuisine, head to Five Dock to enjoy the welcoming and homely atmosphere of Bamiyan. Kick things off with Bamiyan's signature chicken starter done on the charcoal grill and topped with Afghan chutney, and follow up with the national dish, kabuli pilau – slow-cooked rice, lamb and carrots seasoned with cardamom, cumin and raisins and end your meal with a refreshing green or black tea infused with cardamom for its digestive properties. Wherever you find yourself, Quandoo can point you to the best Afghan restaurants in Sydney.