Tri-City: Zam Zam
Last month, my coworker and I did some outreach for my org's Citizenship Day event in Fremont. We stopped by a mosque and then Zam Zam, an Afghan grocery store:
Okay, so we had an ulterior motive when we chose Zam Zam (which means holy water in Farsi). Zam Zam is grocery store plus restaurant:
According to my coworker, the food section of Zam Zam is great for buying party trays.
Instead of waiting at the counter like I thought she would, my coworker walked straight up to the window and started chattering away in Farsi with the lady in the kitchen.
My coworker is Afghan, so I knew I was in good hands.
And I was right. My coworker's got my back. As you can see with this awesome bolani:
Now, I don't know if I've made this clear enough in previous posts. I. Love. Bolani. Like, yea. A lot. The two of us were supposed to share, but I think I ate most it. Something about the smell, the yogurt, and the potato filling just tickles all my yummy senses.
My coworker wanted to introduce me to shirpera, an Afghan dessert:
Shirpera is a sweet milk fudge flavored with almonds, pistachio, cardamom, and rose water. Super sweet, super fragrant. We brought the leftovers back to the office and it all disappeared in a not-so-surprisingly quick period of time. (My office is notorious for loving sweets.)
Love Zam Zam. I think it's a bit intimidating to walk in by myself, but for that bolani, I would suck it up and do it. Wait for me, bolani. Wait for me.
In other news, there's less than one month before my trip to Europe. Think I can do this? Can I catch up before I leave?
We shall see.
40645 Fremont Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538