Photos: Dinner with my family at Persia Restaurant in Glasgow’s charming West End.
Jalepeno Hummus: Jalepeno peppers flavoured with garlic in sesame seed paste and mixed with cooked chickpeas.
Merza-ghassemi (Caspian Aubergine): Mix of sweet aubergine, tomato and garlic, topped with fried onion. Classic Hummus in background.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus: A mixture of pureed chickpeas with sesame seed paste and roasted red pepper.
Fresh Baked HUGE Naan Bread.
The Naan being cooked in the downstairs tandoor (clay oven).
Koobideh Combo: Skewers of minced lamb and chicken, Saffron Rice & Grilled Tomato.
Karne Yarik: Stuffed Aubergine with Minced Lamb, Celery, Parsley, Peppers and Garlic, Baked In Tomato Sauce.
Zulbia & Bamiya: Cake Mix & Plain Dough pan-fried in vegetable oil then dipped in Saffron & Honey Syrup.
If you’re looking for a terrific (yet casual) evening out in Glasgow’s West End, I highly recommend Persia Restaurant. So many of the flavors reminded of my friend Afaf’s Syrian cooking (I miss her food!).
Thanks Lindsay & Greg for sharing one of your favorite spots!
665 Great Western Road.
Glasgow, G12 8RE
Phone: 0141 237 4471
Dining Date: 9/9/11
Persian Cuisine, a Brief History
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