It’s been close to a decade since I’ve eaten at Kabul Afghani Cuisine in Huntington, where time seems to have stood still.
Considering the food, that’s a good thing. Aushak, the Afghan version of ravioli, are as irresistible as ever, the tender pasta filled with a savory leek mixture and topped with meat sauce, yogurt and mint. Grilled marinated cubes of lamb, threaded onto skewers, burst spicy juices when bitten. And it’s hard to stop spooning away at the creamy rice pudding.
The decor, however, could use a bit of an update. Everything is so unrelentingly brown, it feels like the 70s all over again.
Kabul Afghani Cuisine is at 1153 E. Jericho Tpke., Huntington, 631-549-5506, kabulny.com
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