Afghan cuisine is composed of fresh meats and vegetables, and mild spices. Everything is cooked low and slow to perfection. The food is low in fat and sodium, and does not contain cheese, fillers, or preservatives.
In Afghan culture, food is always served with bread, which is believed to complete the meal. The host always waits until all their guests have finished eating before they serve themselves. At the end of every dinner, tea and dried fruits are served as dessert.
Pomir (Paw-Meer) is a mountain range that borders several Southwest Asian countries and connects to the Himalayan Mountain Range.
The restaurant owners, Omar and Fowzia Sherzai were childhood friends in Afghanistan in the 1970's. Omar moved to America in 1983. When Fowzia moved to Worcester, Massachusetts in 1991, they were reunited and married that year. Shortly after making a family, they began to participate in the Garlic and Arts Festival in Orange, Massachusetts, starting in 2004. It was then that the owners received overwhelmingly positive feedback and were urged to open a restaurant by their customers. Omar and Fowzia began hunting for the perfect location to share their culture with everyone through food. Finally, in 2012, they found just what they were looking for. After Fowzia's 15 years with the Worcester Public Library, and Omar's 27 years in the automotive field, they put all that aside and worked towards their dream. The restaurant had a soft opening on July 1st, 2012. Their two children, Sarina Sherzai and Anisa Sherzai have been helping them through their whole journey.