I am at work and it’s lunchtime. Someone suggests this Afghani restaurant which is named in honour for the ancient statues carved into the high cliffs overlooking the Bamiyan Valley in Afghanistan. This tiny spot is warm and inviting. I think mostly because of the genuine smiles of the welcoming staff. However the worn room does require a little love.
The food is exotic and aromatic. For a moment, just a moment, the spices filling my nostrils take me away from the icy cold weather (it was April and yes, I know). I order enjoyed grilled Choppan Kabob and a large herbaceous sample of the Chicken Breast Kabob. The traditional menu – made mostly by hand – features chicken, lamb, beef and vegetarian dishes sided with rice and a sweetly acidic herbed salad. Love the freshness and the price point.