“Unfortunately, I did not make it back to Malta before the outbreak of Coronavirus,” the head chef and owner of Ħamrun’s beloved Afghan Natural Food took to Facebook to announce this morning.
A small eatery on St. Joseph’s High Street, Afghan Natural has developed an intense cult following in the last couple of years, with many finding its Indian-Middle-Eastern fusion and traditional cooking techniques of Afghan kebabs in a clay tandoor unmatched anywhere else on the island.
For anyone craving the Ħamrun eatery’s genuine goods, however, it’s been a disappointing couple of weeks of finding Afghan Natural’s doors closed and services unavailable. Earlier today, the restaurant’s Facebook page gave customers some context as to why.
“Would have loved to be around to serve and deliver our healthy and comforting food to your homes during this difficult time.”
“I would like to thank all our clients who constantly enquire when the restaurant will be open again, you have been a great support and it gives us so much courage,” the post continued. “We can’t wait to be back! Until then keep well, keep safe and well done Malta!”
Just over two months, the eatery had left another apology to customers who found its doors closed… pointing to a possible, heartbreaking reason why the owner didn’t manage to return to Malta and open in time before the pandemic.
“We would like to apologise for the delay there has been in re-opening, unfortunately we have encountered some unexpected delays due to family bereavement,” the page had posted in February. “We will be back soon with the same delicious food and look forward to serving you all again soon!!”
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