Why the name Manto?
Manti, Mantu, Manto – call it what you will – is the name of an afghan dumpling. This delicious dumpling – that gave the restaurant its name – is common in Afghanistan, but also popular in the Balkans and central Asia. Every country has its own version, and is similar to the Korean mandu and the Chinese jiaozi.
We fill our manto’s with soy mince, spices and herbs and steam them until perfect. But it doesn’t stop there. In Afghanistan, manto is eaten with chana dal on top and served on top of a fresh garlic and mint sauce.