Persian / Iranian

Persian / Iranian Dining Guide - Local Restaurants, Cafes, Takeaways

Iranian cuisine (Persian: آشپزی ایرانی āšpazi-e iranī) comprises the cooking traditions of Iran. The term Persian cuisine is used as well due to the fact that Iran is historically known as Persia in the West, even though ethnic Persians are only one of Iran's native ethnic groups that have contributed to the culinary culture.

Iran's culinary culture has historically interacted with the cuisines of the neighboring regions, including Caucasian cuisine, Turkish cuisine, Levantine cuisine, Greek cuisine, Mesopotamian cuisine, Central Asian cuisine, and Russian cuisine. Through the various Persianized Muslim sultanates and the Central Asian Mughal dynasty, aspects of Iranian cuisine were also adopted into Indian and Pakistani cuisines.

Typical Iranian main dishes are combinations of rice with meat, vegetables, and nuts. Herbs are frequently used, along with fruits such as plums, pomegranates, quince, prunes, apricots, and raisins. Characteristic Iranian flavorings such as saffron, dried lime and other sources of sour flavoring, cinnamon, turmeric, and parsley are mixed and used in various dishes.


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Farah Restaurant Persian Logo
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391 Wickham Terrace
Spring Hill 4000
Established in 2014 Farah Restaurant is a family-owned business located in the inner city suburb of... Continue reading...
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8/90 Surf Parade
Broadbeach 4218
Rumi Persian Restaurant in Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD