It is – at least by Munich standards – a bit like the Tales of 1001 Nights: furniture from Marrakesh, oriental storm lanterns, niches with brightly coloured cushions. The Afghan cuisine in Lemar has won a large number of fans here. Everything is freshly prepared; many of the vegetables, as well as the spices and herbs, are provided by Asian or Moroccan suppliers. Only the saffron comes directly from India.

The recipes are from the owner’s family, which is why everything is prepared on the premises. Like, for example, the two sorts of chutney, which appear automatically on the table: the hot green chutney with green coriander, black cumin and chilli and the sweet and hot red chutney with red peppers, beetroot, apricots, honey and cardamom. Definitely to be recommended is the borani kadu, a type of pumpkin preserved with ginger, honey and chilli, garnished with a herb and yoghurt sauce. The family-run restaurant has established itself firmly with one branch in the historic city centre, in Lehel and another in Schwabing.

Restaurant Lemar
3 x in Munich:
Brunnstrasse 4
Viktor-Scheffel-Strasse 23
Thierschstraße 5
www.lemar-restaurant.de

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