Most fans of cuisine from the Asian continent are probably well-versed in Chinese, Japanese, Thai or Indian food, but not a lot of people out there have sampled the food of Tajikistan, served up in inimitable style by South Brooklyn restaurant Cafe Dushanbe.
Cafe Dushanbe is one of a mere handful of restaurants outside Central Asia that gives you the opportunity to enjoy the delicious food of Tajikistan, the landlocked country that borders Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China.
One of the highlights of Cafe Dushanbe's menu is the qurutob, which comprises a mouthwatering mound of braised lamb cooked with peppers and fragrant herbs placed on juicy fatir flatbread. You can also sample rustic dishes such as boiled tongue with horseradish, and the ubiquitous kebab.
This restaurant is truly an iconic establishment because of the manner in which it presents the cuisine of one of the world's more obscure countries.