Kabob House, an alfresco eatery at San Jose’s Flea Market, makes a mean chapli kebab, says Melanie Wong. This Afghan/Pashtun specialty of grilled ground beef patties studded with scallions is cooked to order, so be prepared to wait. You get two broad, thin patties on a bed of basmati rice cooked with aromatic spices, alongside a tart and spicy mint chutney, fresh, warm Afghan flatbread, and a superfresh salad of sweet red onions, cilantro, and tomatoes.
She also gives due credit to Ken Hoffman, who originally posted about this place back in 2003, bigging up the paprika-laced chicken shawarma.
Kabob House [South Bay]
Corner of 12th and Q, San Jose Flea Market, 1590 Berryessa Road, San Jose
No phone number available