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Review of Buzkashi, Afgan in Porter Square

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Review of Buzkashi, Afgan in Porter Square

Read Well | Sep 6, 2004 08:28 PM

I'll try to make this short. Buzhashi is fair to poor. A group of five went last night. The food was tasty but not outstanding... the portions were meager, especially for the price. The service was mixed.

Buzkashi, located at 2088 Mass Ave, in Cambridge, is open on Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday, from 5 to 10 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday, from 5 to 11 p.m. Call (617) 876-8664, or visit www.buzkashi.org.

The server and support had great well meaning smiles but the water wasn’t filled until 15 after we finished our meal… a picky item but unfortunate because it became the conversation piece between all of us. I won’t compare it to Helmand because I have a very strong positive bias. I had a special party there; I’ve never had a bad meal; I’m willing to pay high prices for small portions because at Helmand, you really truly taste the wide range of spice you’re suppose to find in Afgan food.

We had:

Average - Seekh Kabab, Marinated leg of lamb chunks, grilled and served with sautéed eggplant and pallow rice. $15.00

Good - Aushak, Ravioli filled with fresh chopped scallions, served on a yogurt, mint and garlic sauce, topped with ground beef and mint. $11.00

Good, but very small portion - Mourgh Kabab, Grilled chunks of chicken breast marinated in an onion and garlic sauce with Afghan seasonings, served with sautéed spinach and pallow. $12.00

Terrible, it was like an appetizer plate with small bits of each item, though the okra was really really good - Special, A platter of baked pumpkin, pan-fried eggplant, sautéed spinach, and okra sautéed in fresh tomatoes, served with vegetarian pallow rice. $12.00

The mushrooms weren’t inspiring - Sabzi Challow, Spinach sautéed with Afghan seasonings, served with garlic mushrooms and challow rice. $11.00

We got home and each ate a few bowls of cereal.

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