Joining Afghan Master Kebab in offering Afghani food in Sunshine will soon be two new enterprises.
Shaheen will be situated in the 231 Hampshire Road, location of the relatively short-lived Home Town Sudanese restaurant.
Afghan Star will be up the road apiece, sandwiched between Cash Stop and Thuan An.
At the time of CTS visiting, both place were in the process of major renovations, though as there was no one around to quiz we’ll just have to wait to see what these businesses will offer.
CTS will, of course, monitor and – in due course – eat.
Around the corner on Station Place … CTS was saddened to see the perfectly lovely Indian eatery Maurya close down quite some time ago.
Its homespun, simple and affordable food was a contrast to the Indian eateries in West Footscray and we loved it for that very reason.
But it turns out my conclusion – that the place had gone under – was wrong.
Instead, it was a kitchen fire that forced the (temporary) closure.
So, yes, Maurya is back – “same food, same people”.
I’m excited about getting back there with the extended Team CTS in tow …
Meanwhile, back on Hampshire Road – number 197 to be precise – a second restaurant has opened bearing the same name, and being run by the same folks, as the that of the first African eatery in Sunshine, Walia Ibex in Clarke Street.
CTS was in post-breakfast mode when I dropped in but the room looks inviting – but no more so than the enticing perfumes of Ethiopian cooking emanating from the kitchen!