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Monday, May 10, 2010

What to Have for Lunch Today: Lahore Karahi's Lamb Kebab Wrap

Posted By on Mon, May 10, 2010 at 7:11 AM

Messiest thing we've eaten in months.
  • Messiest thing we've eaten in months.
Mon., May 10, 2010

In terms of girth, El Farolito's super burritos have nothing on the kebab wraps at Lahore Karahi. This off-menu special, advertised only on the takeout window, is more than a foot long and as big around as a roll of toilet paper. It is a beast, a Herculean labor, a feat of derring-do. Spewing shredded lettuce and torn strips of aluminum foil over the table, leaking a pool of meat juices and spicy mayonnaise onto the plate, the lamb kebab wrap was the messiest thing we've eaten in months. Which is why impressed ourselves by downing three-fourths of it. Tucked in the naan roll, covered over in lettuce and cucumbers, were two tandoor-roasted seekh kebabs, fervidly spiced with garlic, cumin, coriander, and flecked with green onions and herbs. There was enough wallop in those chunks of ground meat to flavor a half-head of lettuce and a platter-size sheet of naan. We gave up only after the meat ran out and the remaining bread cooled and stiffened, and exited the restaurant in triumph, shoulders back and belly distended, leaving a cloud of napkins (and a decent tip) in our wake.

Lahore Karahi 612 O'Farrell (at Leavenworth), 567-8603.

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