Sake is great in that it goes well with so many kinds of food. Have you ever imagined pairing it with Afghan cuisine? We’ll tell you more about which dishes are the best.
Many people, especially those in Japan, are not very familiar with what kinds of food are served in Afghanistan. Here are some traditional Pashtun dishes made by the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan.
The first dish is a lamb meat dumpling. Tomato sauce and yogurt are added as toppings. Lamb meat is thought to have a gamier taste compared to chicken, pork, beef, but when it is prepared correctly, it tastes very rich. The umami will pair well with a full-bodied junshu over a soshu. Kunshu may be a difficult match because of the aroma, but we are sure that the perfect one would make your meal taste even better.
If you want the best Afghan dish, you must try karahi. It is eaten across Afghanistan and Pakistan. Karahi is a deep, circular, cooking pot. Used almost every day, meat and vegetables can be cooked in many ways like stir frying, steaming, or frying. The pot can even be used to cook bread. As you can see, this tool is a kitchen staple. Dishes made in this pot are sometimes also called karahi. The karahi we are referring to in this article are dishes. While there are an uncountable number of karahi dishes, one that we could not leave you uninformed about is a traditional dish. Lamb is chopped into pieces and is roasted with tomatoes, sweet peppers, and ginger. It has a distinct flavor, incomparable to any dish from eastern and western countries. The taste is mild yet rich and delicious. We recommend pairing it with soshu, not kunshu. Soshu has the perfect hint of rice flavor that will not overpower the flavor of the dish.
Have you ever tried Afghan dishes before? You’re missing out if you didn’t know about the ones we mentioned. Don’t forget to pair it with sake!