Sunday, August 13, 2017
All right. This one is a special post. All these years in Sydney and I have had Indian food and avoided Indian food at most places, simply because they are far outcry from authentic Indian food.Excessive colors, too much spice, too much cream. its just ridiculous. I sometime wonder how people just love going out and eating almost anything anywhere. There are times when the food is too customized to suit the palate of the Aussie folks. Anyways, lets get to the point.
There is this little eatery in Auburn which is called Kabul Restaurant. Now the thing is that this is one of those gems which Id highly recommend It all started when one of my friends and myself while talking over the phone, he suggested. Located in Auburn and next to Jasmine 1.
So it all started one Saturday morning, when me and my partner woke up and we decided to go for our morning brekkie to this place. There is a big kitchen which is just baking bread. Fresh breads and the aroma of the bake is just intoxicating on a cold and sunny morning as you walk by. In our first visit, we ended up ordering the lamb Paya or the trotters and the Nihari.
The paya was oh my god out of the world. Perfectly spiced and freshly made early in the morning, this was just the perfect start on a cold morning. Freshly made, perfectly spiced and a watery soupy curry with all the marrow , coupled with freshly baked naan bread which you dunk into the soup for a purely divine feeling. so this is how it all began. I have come over a few times after that and realized that the paya was one of the best I have had in Sydney. Now the thing is that during Ramzaan, I tried the Haleem, biryani and paya at a number of places.
Now when I ended up at Kabul restaurant to try the food during Ramzaan, there was a surprise. They do this buffet.The buffet costed $16 and this was a crazy price. As I started the food, there was fried chicken, lamb paya, beef nihari, Chicken Handi curry, Lamb curry, Chicken Biryani,. For the vegetarians, there was a palak curry and chana daal. stacks of fresh bread and plain rice, along with pakodas, fresh fruits and kheer. All this for an unbelievable $16. Now lets start with the food. The food is unbelievable and sensational. It is undoubtedly one of the best Indian food I have had. When you listen to Kabul, you think it is Afghan food, but then when you chat with the owner, it is actually a specific area in Pakistani. The flavors are so amazing. Usually when we have so many curries, we tend to not make out difference between the curries.Not here. Its so remarkable. For instance, the Nihari has very different flavor and texture in the curry.
The Lamb curry is again heavenly, but the chicken Handi is probably the best. The fried chicken is hot and succulent and juicy. The kheer is unbelievable.
Now post Ramzaan, when I made it here, it seems, this is now a permanent feature in the restaurant. A buffet dinner every Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
All in all, the paya I believe is the best in Sydney I have had, the food is fresh and delicious and the price even more insane.
All in all, Id say, this one comes with a Highly recommended from Me. This one is for True Foodies- its a cheap Eat and not a fine dine, so remember that. The other thing is that sometime the crowd goes high and in the buffet, the food may get cold. I usually request them to get it warmed or get a fresh reload and they usually oblige.'
20, Civic Road, Auburn NSW