From Our Editors
Not coincidentally, the center column of Alibaba Afghanistan Fine Cuisine's menu is dedicated to the eatery's central dish: kebab. The mildly spiced, charcoal-grilled skewers are lined with succulent meats such as filet mignon and lamb shank, which has been slowly cooked in rosemary, garlic, and caramelized onions. But Alibaba's cooks aren't just kebab wizards—their other meaty mains include cornish hen paired with rice and scallion-stuffed dumplings smothered in housemade yogurt and meat sauce.
They likewise cater to vegetarians, with dishes such as housemade potato-filled turnovers and cauliflower simmered with tomato sauce and jalapenos. Feasts unfold inside a colorful dining room decorated with everything from framed paintings to disco balls, an homage to the kebabs John Travolta used to grease his hair in Saturday Night Fever.