A Persian Delight Persian Food In San FranciscoA Persian Delight Persian Food In San Francisco

A large number of restaurants now offer Persian food in San Francisco. Alborz and Kasra are two places that offer delightful Persian food. The Red Rose Catering offers an excellent variety of dishes on its Persian menus for a variety of occasions, so much so that even their breakfast catering menu includes Persian dishes.

Classic Middle East staples of eggplant, lamb, yogurt and wheat bread, also make up the staples of Persian cuisine, though it sets itself apart by the use and cultivation of rice for most of its meals. The Iranian dietary, includes a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, and meats, all subtly garnished with fragrant spices and herbs along with a base comprised of well-cooked long grain variety of white rice, also accompanied with liberal servings of flat wheaten bread and yogurt as well. Very little seafood is used and the use of pork is forbidden, since it is an Islamicland.Often, Iranian foods are seasoned mildly by the use of saffron/ turmeric and the aromatic herbs such as clove, cardamom and cinnamon. Hot, sweet tea in tiny cups is the popular beverage; while not only the tea but also treats and snacks and even the fruit sauces that are present in some of the meat dishes are succulently sweet.

Is your mouth watering, already? Well, the good news is that a large number of restaurants now offer Persian cuisine in their menus in San Francisco.If you love Persian food, or even if you have never tried it, Lavash, on 511 Irving avenue between 6th and 7th avenues, is the place to go to. A small and intimate restaurant, it offers many delicacies like the JoojehSoltani Kabob dish, the Kashk-e Bademjan and the Tadig with Stew for the appetizers, and so on. It is recommended to make reservations, if you’re planning to go out in a group. Another great place to try out Persian cuisine is Maykadeh. A heavily advertised eatery, it offers traditional Persian cuisine such as rice served with Sumac, the traditional Osh soup, radish appetizer sandwiches with fresh mint and so on.

Alborz and Kasra are two other places that offer delightful Persian food in San Francisco, while Zare on Folsom Street, offers a blend of American, Italian, Spanish and Persian cuisine in its dishes. For example, its grilled squid and watermelon salad is not a dish that would ever be found in Iran, but its dusting of fine ground sumac is distinctly Persian. Also, you can also have Persian cuisine at special events. The Red Rose Catering offers an excellent variety of dishes on its Persian menus for a variety of occasions, so much so that even their breakfast catering menu includes Persian dishes.

by Saeed Mehranfar
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