I never thought I’d go out of my way to McLean for Kabobs, especially with so many great places near where I live. But for lunch, we tried out Amoo’s House of Kabob. I was looking for a very unpretentious place with good solid food!
Walking in, we were greeted very warmly. It seemed like it was a family run establishment and we walked into their house for a meal. Being a huge fan of kabobs, my eyes skipped over appetizers and entrees and went straight to the kabob section of the menu and I honed in on the lamb and ground beef kabobs. As we were waiting for our meal, they brought out some flat bread with a mixture of jalapeño/chimichurri type dip that was delicious!
I ordered the lamb kabob with koobideh – ground beefed marinated in a concoction of herbs and spices. Both kabobs were skewered and grilled to perfection. A trick that I learned from my husband, when the platter comes out with a heaping serving of rice, take some butter and let it melt over the rice, it makes the rice that much tastier. Both my kabobs were so very tender and seasoned just perfectly! Both were smoky and very aromatic. The koobideh was cooked so well, I cut just cut pieces with a fork. Each bite tantalized my taste buds with the delicious meat and herbs and spices.
Lunch was a very filling meal; the portion was more than I had expected. I even had to take some left-overs home with a side of the jalapeño/chimichurri dip. This place is a little bit of a trek from where I am, but it was worth it. The people were friendly; the food was delicious; all around, a really good lunch.