Restaurant Reco: Mississauga restaurant has amazing Afghan food in huge portions

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Published November 6, 2021 at 10:14 am

Another week, another restaurant reco! This week’s review should interest those Mississauga foodies who love delicious Afghan cuisine.

Mississauga’s got a bunch of great Afghan restaurants. Among the cream of the crop is Watan Kabob, a popular resto with three locations in the city (Matheson, Dundas, and their newest location on Financial Drive).

The restaurant boasts a variety of kabob dinners with different kinds of grilled meat including chicken, beef tikka, kofta, and even fish tandoori. Other options on the menu include vegetarian dishes, salad, naan, and wraps.

I’ve had friends rave about how good Watan is, so I finally decided to try it out by getting one of their most popular dishes: The Tandoori Kabob Dinner with a side of naan.

THE DISH:

For those who are unfamiliar, Watan’s Tandoori Kabob Dinner is a rice dish topped with boneless chicken breast marinated in special seasoning, with a side of salad.

Right away you can tell this is a huge dish, and once you start clearing those delicious chunks of chicken you see just how much rice is hiding underneath. There’s quality and a ton of quantity here — it’s an extremely filling dish so make sure you’ve got a huge appetite! (Or be prepared to eat the rest as leftovers later.)

It came with seven pieces of boneless chicken breast, which are officially some of the best grilled meat I’ve ever had. Each piece of chicken tasted tender, juicy and perfectly seasoned, bursting with flavour down to the last bite. I also felt that they were also just the right amount of spicy, offering a nice little kick without being so hot as to distract from the flavour.

The heaviness of the chicken and rice are nicely balanced by the fresh salad, and the restaurant’s naan bread offers both amazing taste and texture, making it a fantastic side dish.

THE UNIQUE:

On top of traditional meats the restaurant also has fish on the menu, which is a bit of a rarity for Afghan restaurants and definitely helps set Watan apart.

THE VERDICT:

Watan Kabob’s speciality is delicious, authentic tasting Afghan cuisine in big portions, so this is definitely the restaurant to visit if you’ve got a ravenous appetite. If you’re like me and haven’t tried Watan yet (or just love chicken in general), then I’d highly recommend trying the Tandoori Kabob Dinner for your first dish.


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