Sorry for the long hiatus. I’ve been vacationing in southern Afghanistan, and now that I’m back, I figured I’d share some of my meals.
So Bagram wasn’t terrible for the limited amount of time I was there.
So Maiwand didn’t score too high. Still better than MREs, though.
I wasn’t in Panjwa’i as long as I wanted to be, but the food on some bases wasn’t bad. One in particular had made-to-order burgers every other week. The one I had (sadly, no pictures) had a chipotle aioli with grilled onions, mushrooms. and jalapenos. After the long trip to get there, it was phenomenal.
The winner for best DFAC (that’s Dining FACility for the rest of you) has to go to a location in Spin Boldak. Consistently good meals for the time I was there, with a great dessert bar. I had a strawberry smoothie there one day.
Obviously though, anyone who makes sushi at a combat outpost will win this competition. Yes, this actually happened.
Tonight I’ll be having my first sushi since getting back. I don’t know that I’ll appreciate it as much as I did with the sushi in Senjaray. There’s something to be said for having a luxury like that out there…it becomes the best tasting thing you’ve ever had.
Other food that I had out there (besides all that wonderful DFAC food) included spicy chicken and lamb from a takeout joint in Kandahar City, some of the fantastic naan flat bread from Panjwa’i, Qabili Palao, and the cloyingly sweet chai (50/50 sugar-tea mix is how it usually tasted).
I’m glad to be back, and I’m looking forward to getting back into the food scene. Suggestions welcome.