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Persian Kitchen: Castle of Kababs

I told you, Persian food is back! It just might be the new “it” cuisine in the city since a new one is popping out every now & then. Tucked in the streets of Jaro is another Persian restaurant that serves kebabs meals, ribs & lot more. A quaint bamboo eatery houses the newest addition to eateries that are affordable & at the same time, yummy as well as authentic.

I dragged along my theater/orgmate Ashtrid & her friend Mark to eat with me one semi-gloomy day. I already tried this restaurant a few days back with KR but I dreamt of their chicken so I knew I had to have it again. Persian Kitchen just opened a few days ago & their initial menu is composed of wraps, kebabs, ribs & such Iranian fare.

They served wraps with fillings such as shawarma, kubedeh & ribs with prices ranging from Php39-69 only. Breads & appetizers like yogurt, ox brain & burani sell from Php12-50. What I liked about this place was they had their meals in sets, thus lessening confusion for the less experienced or adventurous diner. They even have budget meals at Php59 — a great way for the kid with the student allowance to try out food that’s not from any fast food chain or cafeteria. Special biryani meals (chicken, mutton & beef) were at Php129 whereas loin cut & baby back ribs were at Php99.

We chose from their kebab set meals — all at Php99. I ate a Morgh kebab, which was a roasted chicken of some sort. I loved the softness & tenderness of the cuts as well as the saucy marinade with buttered rice. It even had a ginger aftertaste which I liked. All their meals came with warm buttered rice & a roasted tomato so yay! The only downside is, you have to wait at least 15 minutes for you food to arrive since they make sure to serve it hot & fresh from the brick oven. Well worth the wait, though. It’s sure to fill you up & at the same time, tickle the palate.

Companions ordered a Kubedeh kabab — juicy cuts of meat cooked near a flame. It was juicy & I especially loved it with the white sauce they served.

I am forever convinced that I love Perisan food more than Indian. But well, that’s just me so might as well try it yourself to taste the difference. If you happen to be in the Jaro area, Persian Kitchen is one of your must tries. It’s located beside UCPB near Jaro Plaza, across the Jollibee side of SM Jaro. Check them out on Facebook here.


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This entry was posted on August 22, 2012 by in Food.
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