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Da Afghanan Dodey = Afghani Cuisine

Korravai | Jan 23, 2004 01:03 AM

I've been thinking about Afghani food lately. Some musings:

- I remember seeing, before the holidays, a mini-blurb in the East Bay Express for a restaurant called Da Afghanan in Walnut Creek. It might have been Da Afghanan Kabobs. I remember the first part of the name because it's in the Pashto language (though with the rather pedestrian meaning of 'Afghani'). Has anyone been there? I hear they don't have extensive seating, but it might be fun to assemble a lashkar..er..chowdown..if others are interested and we could figure out where to take the food once we have it.

- According to my _Guide to the Good Life in Berkeley_, there's another Afghani restaurant in the Emeryville Public Market called Pamir Afghan Cuisine. Again, any thoughts? Anyone been here?

- Earlier in the schoolyear, one of my neighbors informed me that she heard of a new Afghani restaurant in downtown Berkeley called Afghan Oasis. Imagine my surpise the next day when I tracked it down and found a fancy place in a hotel! I felt a little strange in my baggy jeans and T-shirt having lunch alone in such a /nice/ place, but the server was gracious (if a little tardy) all the same. There was an intriguing spicy green sauce with the delicious bread. I had the spiced chickpeas and a glass of doogh and was pleased. For a fancy hotel restaurant, their lunches are suprisingly inexpensive.

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