My family had wanted to check out the newly opened Afghan Chopan on the first level of Richmond Public Market a couple or more months ago. However, it only opens at 12:00PM and most of the time when we were around the area, it was not open yet.
This time, we came here for dinner. The boys said how come the door has Chinese characters on it. This is because Afghan Chopan took over a Chinese restaurant in this location.
At one far end of the restaurant, there is a raised floor area lined with cushion and carpet for people who would like to dine sitting on the floor. Definitely not for us.
We went for the smallest special combos for family which serves for 4 to 5. It is $59.95.
First came to the table was three vegetable dishes, eggplant, mixed beans and spinach.
You can eat the vegetables with pita bread which was served at the same time.
Next came the rice with raisins and carrots. The boys likes the flavoured basmati rice, except for the sweet and plump raisins.
Underneath the rice, there were some tender beef cooked in spices (like beef rendang). We like this rice dish.
The last item was the star of the combo; the meat platter. It comprises of 3 Tekka Kebab (fresh chunks of top beef tenderloin marinated with special spices), 3 skewers of chicken and 3 skewers of Shami (ground beef mixed with herbs & spices especially arranged by Chopan, charbroiled to perfection).
The meat platter came with 2 chutney.
I found that salad which came with the meat platter had a kick in it. Perhaps, there is some chili in it. The rest of the family did not touch it, so I can’t verify with them.
Credit card is accepted here.
You can click on the menu to have a larger view.