Albany John and I stopped by Afghan Grill this weekend. It’s located in the Peter Harris Plaza – 952 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110.
It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but it’s beautiful on the inside. It smelled great, too.
We also grabbed a menu from neighboring restaurant Kabuki, which serves Japanese & Korean food. Kabuki was dead empty, and smelled kind of like a hibachi grill. I was intrigued by the Korean food, but those dishes were mostly in the $14-16 range, which was more than I felt like paying at the moment.
There is a LOT of turmeric in this chicken. My fingers got super yellow when I touched a little bit of it in the car, something I wasn’t too happy about.
While we were bummed about the mis-ordering on our end, it turns out that this was a tasty dish in the end. Very juicy white meat chicken that had WAY more flavor than tandoori chicken. The menu says it’s marinated in turmeric, garlic, and cayenne pepper, but I think there’s more to it. The spices had such a deep flavor.
They were really generous with the amount of brown basmati rice & Afghan bread, too. I still am not a big fan of Afghan bread – it just reminds me of so-so focaccia.
I’d like to go back and try some other dishes. I think the lamb would be nice to try. On the whole, though, $11 for 6 pieces of white meat chicken (a breast and a half at the very most) is a little steep when they have half of a tandoori chicken on their menu for $13. Many other menu items look more affordable, and if this chicken is any indication of how they prepare their food, I would like to try many of the other dishes at Afghan Grill.