Traditional Iranian Cuisine
Food in Iran is characterized by the fact that there are few establishments focused on foreign tourists in the country (menus are usually written in Farsi, and local food is different from European), but, nevertheless, national dishes are not spicy, not fatty and very varied.
Food in Iran
The diet of Iranians contains vegetables, fruits, herbs, rice, meat (poultry, lamb, lamb), dairy products, legumes.
In Iran, one should try meat with vegetables, rice and peanut sauce ("chelo-khoresh"); rice with the addition of almonds, raisins and oranges (the dish has a sweet and sour taste and is called "polo-chirin"); lamb with rice ("chilo-kebab"); rolls and kebabs based on lamb or beef; meat stew with eggplant, nuts, cardamom and pomegranate juice ("fesenjan"); veal tongue flavored with various spices ("ban"); cold kefir soup with mint, raisins and cucumbers ("mast-o-hiyar"); thick soup made from wheat, beans, lentils, spinach, peas ("ash-e-gandom"); salad based on cauliflower, eggs and saffron ("gol-kalyam").
And those with a sweet tooth will be delighted with cookies with nuts (walnuts, almonds) and spices, fruits, faludeh (local ice cream made from crushed ice, lime juice and pistachios), nut halva, baklava, raginaka (walnut sweetness), sharbat lima ( sherbet with lemon), vanilla ice cream with rose water and cream ("bastani-akbarmashti").
Where to eat in Iran?
At your service:
- European, Japanese, Chinese and other restaurants;
-sofre-khane (restaurants with national cuisine);
- snack bars and street cafes (here you can order sandwiches, shawarma, pizza, buns);
There are few national restaurants, teahouses and hookah bars in the country, so it is not easy to find a decent place to eat here. But, having found the right restaurant, you can be sure that there you will be fed for the whole day..
Drinks in Iran
Popular Iranian drinks - tea with saffron, coffee, doug (a fermented milk drink based on yogurt with a mint flavor), fruit juices (watermelon, lime, barberry), cocktails and other soft drinks, including "Fanta" and "Coca-Cola" , non-alcoholic beer with fruit flavors.
It is forbidden to drink alcohol in Iran, so there are no places in the country where alcohol is sold openly..
Gastronomic tour to Iran
Having made a gastronomic trip to Iran, you can visit an Iranian family. In addition to national dishes, you can taste all kinds of bakery products in the form of flat cakes and buns. And when visiting national restaurants, you will be able to taste a variety, hearty and delicious Iranian dishes.
Going to Iran, you can see historical monuments, sacred sites, archaeological zones, luxurious palaces, as well as get to know the national delicious dishes.