Yay, so sounds like a lot of you are curious about Afghani food! I say, give it a shot if you haven’t already, especially if you’re a fan of Indian or Middle Eastern fare! Plus, if you’re in the Bay Area you’re in a lot of luck thanks to the presence of Bolani AND the fact that the largest Afghani population outside of Afghanistan is just over in Fremont!
Anyhow, now that my wisdom teeth gaps have healed for the most part, I’ve jumped right back in into the eating game (no more pudding and purees for this little muncher!)
Yesterday for lunch, my mama and I headed to our personal favourite, Taste of the Himalayas (I just went there with Emily in a post from around a month ago). Between the two of us, we have tried nearly EVERYTHING on the menu, but yesterday we decided to venture past our usual meat tandooris:
Velvety and rich Saag Paneer- I’ve mentioned before how I am not paneer’s number one fan, but this was phenomenal and just the right texture (not rubbery at all), and it helped having the fiery, piping hot spinach, masala, and cream laced gravy to accompany the fragrant pile of basmati and burning hot oven-fresh naan
*sigh* I love Nepalese food. Now I understand why Yurop gets homesick for his home-grub 🙂
Like I mentioned in my last post eating here, if you’re ever in Sausalito DO NOT hit up an overpriced waterfront tourist trap of a restaurant, come here and get some quality dining.
Then tonight for dinner, Marta and I decided to hit up Sabor of Spain, a Spanish (duh) restaurant in downtown San Rafael. The reason? We both had gift cards to use.
When we first entered we were a little skeptical if the restaurant was even open considering the entirety of it’s space was completely void of customers (that always makes me a little uneasy admittedly…) However, a few Marinite couples soon filled the nearby tables (including a lady wearing a rather ridiculous calf-length romper with matching wedges- it was a brave attempt at an outfit but I couldn’t help but wonder why she had neglected to iron her cardigan if she was taking such a Leighton Meester-esque fashion risk)
Anyhow, Marta and I decided to split three orders of tapas:
I of course had to pick out the green capsicum (I’m allergic), but otherwise it was alright- the egg was a bit hard for my taste and tasted rather cold (I love eggs, but am quite picky about their preparation.)
The prawns were quite juicy and DRENCHED in garlic, but the sauce seemed rather oily for my comfort level so I just fished the little buggers out and pinched ’em right out of their shells
It was okay, now that I am typing out the menu description, I don’t really recall tasting any of the supposed cumin and coriander. Hmmm?
Conclusion: So-so. We’ll be back because we still have dough on our gift cards but in my personal opinion the food was nothing special. Maybe that could also be that I can’t help but compare Tapas places to Andalu (in San Franicsco) or the Portland superstar of Peruvian dining, Andina.
How long did your wisdom teeth recovery take?
Do you tend to try new restaurants or gravitate to old favourites?
What’s your reaction to over-oily sauces (no seriously, legit question)?