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Can any one remember this Afgan place..........

Caserta44 Nov 9, 2006 12:53 AM

I was watching the phantom gourmet and they featured this afgahn restaurant but I completley forget the name, did anyone see this too? It looked really good and I really want to go

  1. bitsubeats Nov 9, 2006 01:07 AM

    the helmand

    w/the awesome yogurt and pumpkin appetizer, right?

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      lorpa Nov 9, 2006 01:13 AM

      HELMAND, 143 1st street, near the CambridgeSide Galleria may be the one you saw. It's the best. ZAGAT rates it high,

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      1. re: lorpa
        Trixie Too Nov 9, 2006 01:22 AM

        Was there just last night. The baby pumpkin appetizer makes me weep with joy. Also had the leek ravioli with yogurt sauce. Husband had the rack of lamb -- fork tender. I had the pan fried trout special. Very good, served with pallow that was dotted with walnuts and figs.

        Enjoy! But make a reservation. Even on a Tuesday night they were packed.

      2. opinionatedchef Nov 9, 2006 02:15 AM

        trixie, nice post. think you meant pillau- a rice dish,right?
        what do you think of luther's Helmand post and feelings that service is not great and all food kind of similar?

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        1. re: opinionatedchef
          Allstonian Nov 9, 2006 01:00 PM

          Yes, it's rice - the Helmand has two standard rice side dishes, pallow (yes, that's how they write it!) and challow. A pillau/pilaf/plov by any other name is still delicious...

          Helmand is one of my favorite "special" dinner places - I'll grant that the service is kind of brusque, but I firmly disagree that "all food kind of similar." Of course, it's hard for me to be sure because I have a great deal of trouble choosing anything else from the menu besides the wonderful grilled lamb kebab dish - don't recall the name right now.

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