88: La Jawab Kadahi Gosht at The Dhaba

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Number 88: La Jawab Kadahi Gosht at The Dhaba

Lamb dishes might make a special appearance on menus around town, but there are few restaurants with as much of a selection as The Dhaba, a friendly, stylish little joint on Apache west of the 101 in Tempe.

Here, there are seven different preparations of lamb to choose from -- and let me tell you, it's tough to narrow it down to just one. They're all scrumptious.

La Jawab Kadahi Gosht is a keeper, though. Tender chunks of lamb are served in a thick stew with tomatoes, green pepper, and onions. Even when done up "mild," the dish is perfumed with exotic spices and a touch of heat tempered with yogurt. Whether you eat it with a pile of fragrant basmati rice or a some soft, hot-outta-the-tandoor naan, you'll want to clean your plate.

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93: Peking Duck at Gourmet House of Hong Kong
94: Mozzarella Sandwich at Pane Bianco
95: Egg White Omelette at Fez
96: Machaca From Los Dos Molinos
97: Shish Taook from Baiz Market
98: Pasties From Cornish Pasty Co.
99: Clams in Black Bean Sauce From Asian Cafe Express
100: Bruschetta From Postino

Location Info

The Dhaba

1872 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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