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Shirin – Repeat visit was a mixed bag

April 8, 2010 Gourmet, Iran No Comments

Tried the Ghormeh Sabzi, and herb stew, which kind of looked like a swamp. It was basically sauteed green herbs, some veal, red beans, and dried lime. It came with a side of basmati rice. It was ok. I’m sure it was authentic and anyone growing up with this stuff would’ve approved. Unfortunately, it didn’t really do much for me. Oh, well.

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Shirin – Persian Deliciousness

March 27, 2010 Gourmet, Iran 2 Comments

Found another pretty good Persian Restaurant out in the valley.

Baghali Polo. Baked Lamb Shank in Tomato Sauce served with Basmati Rice Mixed with Fresh Dill and Baby Lima Beans and Saffron.
I really liked the rice here, so much so that I ate the entire serving! The massive amounts of dill made it fragrant and provided a very appetizing texture. The lamb was pretty good; it fell off the bone. The sauce was a bit thin, but that’s okay. I’m definitely coming back for more. 

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Shamshiri – Gheymeh Bademjan

January 7, 2010 Gourmet, Iran, Living No Comments

For lunch, I ordered the daily special not knowing what the daily special was. I was pleasantly surprised.

Eggplant Stew with sautéed diced Beef, Onions and yellow Split Peas in a Saffron tomato sauce.

Link: Shamshiri

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