Last week we decided to put an end to our search for a good Persian restaurant. We found a place called Kabab Paradise, located in South bound brook, NJ (About 40 minutes ride from Princeton), and after reading all the great reviews on Yelp we thought we ought to try it out.
When we arrived at the place we found out that the place actually served a combination of Persian and Afgani food, which was great because I always wanted to try Afgani food. The ambiance was very nice. Lots of locals from the Muslim community were dining in, which was great because according to rule # 1, when the local (in this case Muslims) community thinks your food is good, it means that it is really good. I quickly looked at the menu and decided to start with some appetizers. Falafel, Sambosak (spicy middle eastern turnovers), and some Tahina. All three were an excellent choice.
For my main meal I ordered the Sultan Kabab, a combination of Lamb and beef on top of a very delicious Afgani rice. Irm ordered a Shish Kabab, and our friend ordered some grilled chicken. We all enjoyed our meal very much.
I have to stop and write about the appetizers a little more because I think they deserve some extra attention. I really thought the falafel was very good; excellent actually. It was made to perfection, and left no doubt that this was as homemade as it gets. The Tahina was the best Tahnia sauce I have had in a many years. In fact, I do not even remember eating such a good Tahina in Israel, a country that offers plenty of authentic Middle Eastern restaurants. But the most impressive thing ( and I know that some of my Middle Eastern friends would laugh at it) was the pita bread. It was perfect! It actually reminded me the Pita bread they bake in Abulafia, a famous Arab bakery in Yafo, Israel. It was that good!
For desserts we ordered some Jelabi, and some sweet puffs. Both were very good. The Jelabi was a bit greasy for my tastes though, and I know this for a fact because my mom makes Jelabi.
All in all, we really enjoyed our meal at Kabab Paradise.We hope to go back there soon.