We were lost today and passed this unassuming looking place called Yalda Grill Kabob Restaurant at 222 Horsham Road near 611 in Horsham. The ouside appearance is a bit rundown so we almost drove right by but I couldn't resist the large sign that said "Kabob", I mean how often do you see that around Philly?
From the outside we thought the place was just take out but it is a full restaurant inside. We had the Chaplee Kabob and the Lamb Kabob. They were both excellent. Chaplee is ground beef mixed with onions, peppers, spices and egg yolk. Very moist and flavorful. The lamb was grilled and seasoned just right. They came with a side of basmati rice covered with slivered carrots and raisins, a salad and grilled vegetables. This lunch platter for $8.95 would have been enough for two to share.
They start you off with crispy home made bread with a green dipping sauce that tasted of mint and coriander. We noticed the place also served pizza and pasta and were curious if it was any good. We were too full after lunch but orderd a pizza to go after finding out the crust is similar to their homemade bread. They have traditional pizza toppings but we went with one that had eggplant, cream and yogurt sauce.
During the 15 minute drive home I worked up enough of an appetite to try a slice and it was truly a flavorful treat. The eggplant slices had the bitter skin peeled off and were grilled to just the right consistency. The yogurt sauce really worked great on the crispy/chewy crust. I guess it is fusion cuisine.
Sometimes the best finds are by accident and this was really one of those.