OK it may be a stretch to call Turkey “East”, but it’s east of the UK, and it’s all a matter of perspective and direction anyway…
But on to cuisine, as this is a food-related site!
In this article I’m taking a look at Persian cuisine, similar to Turkish, yet subtly different. This is based on my experience of trying my first meal from Milton Keynes’ newest takeaway, Pardis Meal in Willen local centre.
I opted for the mixed kebab, served with rice and a salad, plus to keep things on the healthy side, ordered a portion of chips to go with it. It was absolutely delicious.
The image above shows the dish served up, and it was loaded with flavour, including the salad which was far more interesting than the “limp lettuce in a bag” so often the offering of lesser establishments. This was because everything was packed separately and, I was pleased to note, they used sugarcane compostable packaging where possible.
The chips were an (extra) indulgence, borne of discovering from forays into Turkish cuisine just how nice rice AND chips can be as an accompaniment to a dish. So I thought I’d try the same with Persian, and I was not disappointed. These were crispy and fluffy, and not at all oily, and while it might be a leap of faith to say they were actually healthy, they added a wonderful final touch to the evening meal.
I’m truly impressed, this was a great tasting meal, cooked and served with pride and skill.
But don’t tell too many people, I don’t want to be at the back of a really long queue next time I’m there…