Chelo Kabob can be found on the street corners across Iran and is a meal that you must try. It is served with an unusual combination of fresh pickles, sour herbs, tomatoes and strained yogurt. If you prefer to rather not eat street food, try Shandiz restaurant in Tehran.
Asheh Reshteh in Isfahan
Soup is a much-loved dish in our Persian culture, and Asheh Reshteh is hearty soup. You'll love the delicious blend of fresh herbs, legumes, and noodles. It is topped with Kashk for some extra flavor. Isfahan has many restaurants serving this soup dish.
Flavors of Kashan
During the festival in Kashan, the town is filled with the beautiful colors and fragrances of roses. Faloodeh is a tangy and sweet sorbet which includes the flavors of rosewater, rice vermicelli, and lime juice. Be sure to try this, its lovely during the summer.
Dizi in Mashhad
Dizi is served in a clay pot full of a delicious meaty broth. Grab a warm flatbread to soak up the broth and be mesmerized by the flavors of Mashhad.
Greens from Talesh
Talesh is a region filled with breathtaking green landscapes, and its green vegetables are just as good. Torshi-Tareh is a green stew made from spinach, dill, parsley, coriander and chives, with a squeeze of lime. Poached eggs are served with this dish, which is nutritional and tasty. The color of the dish is a gorgeous emerald tone of green.
Yazdi has a delicious selection of pastries and is best-known for Shirini Yazdi. These are found across the city and include almond baklava, cardamom cupcakes, and deep-fried doughnuts with grilled almonds on the inside. You can taste several of these on your visit to the city.
Tahchin from Shiraz
Tahchin is a specialty in Shiraz. It is served upside down and is similar to a rice cake, browned nicely on top and can be found throughout the city.
Meatballs from Tabriz
Tabriz has the most amazing lamb meatballs which are stuffed with different fillings, including prunes, sour cherries, walnuts, barberries, raisins and even boiled eggs. Kofte Tabrizi is the most popular of them all, coated in saffron and tomato sauce.
Spicy seafood in Bandar Abbas
If you're into seafood, and even better, spicy seafood, then Bandar Abbas is the place for you.This tiny port town serves a great Ghalieh Maygoo, which is a spicy seafood stew. In this dish, you'll sample flavors of fresh coriander, tamarind, red chili, garlic and fresh prawns from the local fish market.
Ghasemi dishes in Masouleh
Masouleh has some divine vegetarian meals which you should try. Mirzeh Ghasemi is a specialty of the town and is made from smoked aubergines which then fried with garlic, tomatoes and a generous quantity of olive oil.