Familiar Afghan fare at Watan Kabob Mississauga
Kabobs, rice, and naan make for perfect comfort foods. For us, Afghan food is our go to cuisine because everyone in the family enjoys it. Upon our recent visit to Watan Kabob Mississauga for lunch we realized that people of different nationalities enjoy this particular kind of cuisine just as much as we do. A quick glance around the busy restaurant during lunch revealed that people had ordered a variety of items from the extensive Watan Kabob menu. Various dinner combos consisting of lamb, beef or chicken seemed to be the popular choices, along with several wraps, naan and salad strewed about.
Unlike other halal other eateries, it is possible to eat healthy at Afghan restaurants, and Watan Kabob is no exception. Meats are carefully grilled, salads are fresh and nutritious with minimal dressing. We appreciate the option of having our protein with or without rice and/or naan, which helps us control our carbs intake. So if you are watching your waistline, are on some sort of diet or just trying to eat healthy, you can be sure to find plenty of menu options that suit that your needs.
Boulagnee ($4.99) is a family favourite and a good boulagnee is a deal sealer for us. This flat bread stuffed with potatoes, herbs and spices makes for an excellent appetizer. It comes with a yogurt based dipping sauce, which helps to tone down the spices in the bread. The boulagnee at Watan Kabob is a must try.
The Chaplee Kabob dinner plate ($11.99) consisted of two large spicy beef kabobs on a bed of seasoned rice and accompanied by a fresh, colourful salad of lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers. Made of minced beef marinated in ground spices, the Chaplee Kabobs were moist and bursting with flavour. Red spices that were mixed into the ground beef glittered, and made for an interesting visual. Our favourite way to enjoy a kabob dinner plate is to drizzle the accompanying white and the tangy red sauce on top of the kabobs and the rice and mix everything up; enjoying a bit of everything in each bite.
The Tandori Kabob Salad and Naan ($8.99) was love at first sight. Bright red/orange coloured boneless chicken with grill marks coated with secret seasoning with a side of the salad made this plate worth drooling over. Eaten with the fresh-out-of-the oven naan, this spicy chicken kabob makes a delicious and satisfying meal. One piece of advice: due to the highly delicious nature of the food, you may find yourself overeating, so please, pace yourself and take home the leftovers!
No meal for us is complete without dessert. We had to try out the ever-famous Afghan Firnee ($1.99). Extra creamy and delightful are the best way to describe this pudding. As you can tell, we went all out with this meal but it was definitely worth both the calories and the money spent.
The portions at Watan Kabob are large so one order can definitely help you get through lunch and dinner or it can easily be shared. Healthy, delicious and affordable, the food at Watan Kabob is definitely worth a try.
Meat source as of overview date: All meat is from Kabul Farms, which is all from hand slaughtered sources
Sadia and Nadia are sisters who have a passion for halal food. Their hobbies include spending their hard-earned money at new restaurants, trying different cuisines, and instagramming pictures of food. Sadia loves to cook and bake while Nadia enjoys eating only. They run the Halal Food Enthusiasts blog where they share their food adventures and recipes.
55 Matheson Blvd East, Mississauga