Aria Kabab: Qabeli Pallow and Kababs
A few months ago, a new restaurant opened up in the old Kim Anh location on Edmonds in Burnaby.
The restaurant itself is spacious – although it wasn’t very busy on either of my previous two visits.
Since my visit was during December, I asked for some green tea to warm up ($0.99). Their green tea is a bit different as it’s infused with saffron and cardamon.
On my first visit, I ordered the Qabeli Pallow ($11.99) which had a large serving of Afghani Rice topped with lamb, fried carrots, and raisins and served with salad and chatni (chutney). The two bone-in pieces of lamb were pretty good but there were a few parts that were drier than the rest. The chutney sauce wasn’t too spicy and is milder than Indian chutney.
I think the best part of this national dish of Afghanistan was the Afghani Rice.
I came back for a revist a couple of weeks later and ordered the Combo Kabab ($22.99) so I could try out a bunch of their different kababs. It included teka (lamb chunks), shaami (marinated ground beef), and chicken kababs along with fluffy rice.
The chicken was really tender and I thought that the beef was also tender and flavourful. There was plenty of food in this plate which justified the higher price.
Overall, there was some pretty good options here.
7405 Edmonds Street