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Beautiful Bukhara-SAMSA!

Mike R. | Feb 4, 2003 09:57 AM

Desperately seeking something new along the 108th Street stretch of Rego Park/Forest Hills, noticed the "Grand Re-Opening" sign at BEAUTIFUL BUKHARA (somewhere near 64th Road)...gave it a go, mother in tow...

At first glance you'd think about prior posters skeptical of sitting down at some "club" with a smattering of Mediterranean men (and beshawled grandma) shmoozing over tea...all the more authentic, I say, and here is no exception.

B.B.'s simple menu (in both English & Turkish) reveals no dish over $6...a rice plov special.

My mother can eat, and she polished off an absolutely fabulous SAMSA(flaky pie-dough crust filled with juicy-grilled chipped beef and sauteed onions, exotically spiced)served with a zippy tomato sauce...so damned good, I returned the tandoori bread (somewhat dry) and ordered another. At $1.50 each, (and over thrice the size of any Indian-style samosa), you could easily go two and out and be stuffed.

We shared a bowl of LAGMAN soup ($3.), a lo-mein noodle and meat concoction...satisfying!...they were out of lamb shishkebabs, but (@ $2.75 each skewer) the skirt steak chunks were grilled right and tender.

Add it up...I haven't found value like this in ages...and Joseph (waiter/owner?) was a gem...I also believe the food is glatt Kosher.

Anybody else tried this one?

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