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Any Afghan restaurants in HK?

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  1. #1

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    Red face Any Afghan restaurants in HK?

    Had some really Afghan food elsewhere before, and would love to know if there is any in Hong Kong?

    In particular I am looking for Kabuli and Mantu
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabuli_palaw
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manti_...Afghan_cuisine

    Any pointers for Iranian or Uzbek food also appreciated!

    (and is there an established Afghan or Iranian community in Hong Kong?)


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    Hi there-
    I am in the process of relocating back to Hong Kong after an extended time in Afghanistan and Afghan refugee areas. From my research and contacts, there is no Afghan community in Hong Kong (I have been searching for a long time), but there is an Afghan/Indian private kitchen in Sai Kung (https://www.facebook.com/Masala-Bay-147919188645881/), and an organic grocery that sources Afghan produce (Welcome | Homegrown Foods). If you find anything else, please let me know, as I am also missing mantu, bulani, and ashak!
    Cheers-

    Jennifer


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    Look for the "Butt Food Center" in Chungking Mansions, TST. The owner Mr. Butt is Afghan and used to run a private kitchen a year or two ago.


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    Hi, I am an Afghan, currently yr 2 student in HKU, let’s meet up sometimes.


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    It almost has been two years since I am in HK, but I haven’t meet any Afghan and haven’t been to any Afghan or Persian restaurant! Let me know if there is a community. Thanks


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    I went to Xinjiang some years ago and ate the local rice dish, as mentioned above. Found it very oily.
    Preferred chinese food there.
    Am not a muslim.


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    Just checked the Butt Fast Food center listing on Openrice. Last review is from 2011 - not sure if it is closed or still open.

    https://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong...centre-p623738


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    @Sitara - Salaam alaikum, Sitara-jan, wa khush amadi da Hong Kong! Az kudam shaar-e Afghanistan asteen? Ma 2 sola bar Kabul zendagi kardum; hale ma bar Pakistan astum, laken bad az lockdown, ma pas miyayum. Hong Kong ech Afghan nadara, laken kam nafar Irani dara. Agar shuma kabuli pilau khush dareem, Masala Bay dara. Kolesh restauranta-e Chungking Mansions Pakistani ya Indian astan, laken kam dishes-e Afghanistan daran.

    (mebakhshen- takriban kolesh Dari-em raft shuda!)
    @jobin, Xinjiang is not an Afghan restaurant- their food is completely different! There are many dishes in the Central Asian region called "pilau/pulao" or "mantu/manti" etc- these basically mean rice and dumplings, respectively. I do suggest you try Afghan food sometime, as it is delicious!

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    This is a totally not helpful comment. Not even Afghan. But I made this one a few times, and it's great!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuPABfgsa4g


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    Hi, ping me when you are back!