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Saturday, 18 June 2005



Hi Kirk,

OK. It's almost 2am here and I just happened to see this post. The food looks good and the price seems right. I just wish we had this kind of variety here. *sigh*


Reid - Yes there are a good selection of Indian, Persian, and Afghan restaurants and markets in San Diego, ranging in price from inexpensive to quite expensive. So I'm being exposed to alot of new tastes. What the heck are doing up at 2am? You better get some rest, I'm sure there is alot of eating to be done!


Reid, you are truly missing it! This stuff is fabulous. I have access to lots of ingredients. And the herbs and herb mixes are CHEAP! Let me know if you want to try something, I'll get you what you need. Gotta get for now...


Reid - I've made my own version of "Chapli" - I've both grilled and pan fried and I found pan frying to be better - easier to handle:

1 lb Ground Sirloin
1/2 Onion minced
4 cloves garlic minced
2 jalapeno peppers minced (more if you like hot)
1/4 cup minced cilantro
1 TB grated ginger
2 tsp ground coriander seeds
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
1-2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin

I do my mincing in the food processor. Do not liquify or you'll never be able to form patties!
Mix the indgredients.
Form into patties
Grill or fry! Easy as pie!


::bats eyes:: Grill or Fry, easy as pie... Aww Kirk, yoso-Poetic! =o)


Jo - I'm trying oso-hard!!!!!


How funny. I also was wondering what sumac was. I actually posted a question on the General Board in Chowhound.

Got some good I'm going to have to put it on my food next time!


Elmo - I've been noticing Sumac in alot of different places - especially in dressings and on salads! I'm thinking that this'll be everywhere in the near future....


Actually, sumac is very common in middle eastern food. I'll put some in your box. The store I go to has a sort of deli/restaurant area. When you make your purchases you can order grilled meat sandwiches or platters. When you go to the back of the store, before they wrap your order, they ask if you want sumac and one other condiment that I can't think of at the moment. You say "OF COURSE! COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT!" and they then sprinkle it liberally over your order.

I couldn't explain the flavor very well right now because it's been a while since I've had it. However, it is definately complimentary and I always request it. Gotta go, my kids just woke up...


You got to try this place by UCSD, Kirk. Some of the best kabobs, I've had.

It's on La Jolla Villa Drive behind the Mobil station in a store complex. By the liquor store. I keep forgetting the name.

A Mom and Pop place with small market. But the food is delicious. Usually they are out pretty quickly especially in the evening. THe also have fish on certain days.


Hi Didi - Could it be International Market & Grill? I've got that on my list(per Liza), but if you remember the name please let me know, I'd appreciate it.


Yes, Kirk. That's the name of the place. Just went there a couple of days ago and it's still very tasty.


Hi Didi - Thanks, so that's two recommendations.


If you go there and have lunch about 1245 or so, they start making the dinners and you can get them to go after about 1 pm...its very good.


Hi Cathy - Thanks for the info....

Andy (食神)

anybody notice they are serving food on Chinese style plates?


Hi Andy - We always get a good laugh at those plates/bowls....

Nancy Palmtag

Hi Everyone,

This is a really random posting, I'm searching not only for good Afghan food, but also a female speaker who can come to my bookclub on Friday, September 28th at 5:00 p.m. to talk about life in Afghanistan.
Our club has read Khaled Hosseini's Kite Runner, and is currently reading his book, A Thousan Spendid Suns, for September.
If you know of a woman who would be willing to join us, and share her experiences with us, please email me.

Thank you so very much!


I like to say Kabul Market has the best customer service, and i just loveeee there kabobs! Everything is fresh! I cant wait to get catering from there wen i get married one day iNSHALLAH..keep it up MASHHALLAH u guys are awsome.
ta shakur
khudai Paman


Hey guys, Kabul Market now has more option on their kabob meal, everything I eat there its amazing. Oh yeah Sumac is a special seasoning that serve always with kabob and its (Dry Grapes). Guys give it a try or call for your order. I will promis you go again and I know I do.

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