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Chapli Kebab Greatness at Darbar (SF)

Melanie Wong | Nov 2, 200608:27 AM     14

The alert that Darbar had fallen on hard times reminded me that it had been too long since my own last visit. So, I headed there for lunch on Saturday. I ordered my two favorites for old times sake: sarson ka saag and chapli kebab.

In the last year or so I've been sampling chapli kabob at Fremont's Afghan eateries, anywhere I can find this Pashtun signature dish. Darbar's has been my standard of comparison, and revisiting it once again, the version here still rocks.

Why is this great chapli kabob? The exotic scent of toasted cumin and coriander mingled with sizzling grilled meat. The crunch of the crackly brown crust embedded with bits of chopped onion, red chili flakes and tomato. The velvety tenderness of the micro-ground beef interior. Fiery hot spicing carrying through to the long slow afterburn. The cooling sensation of the chilled mint chutney that erupts into jalapeño raw heat. How fresh the white onion and cilantro garnish is. And, two gorgeous patties are only $3.99.

Behold, chapli kebab greatness!
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Darbar [Polk Gulch]
1412 Polk St
San Francisco 94109
415-359-1236
Locater:
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