Authentic Persian Cuisine in Halifax
Although it is often lumped under the category of “Middle Eastern” fare, Persian cuisine
is able to retain its uniqueness in a variety of ways. Rice is a major ingredient in Iranian
cuisine and is cooked very differently from Indian or Oriental rice. Our rice is the best
rice in Halifax; we have a secret process to make it the fluffiest tastiest rice you have ever tried.
Typical main dishes are combinations of rice with meat (Lamb is primary consumed
in Iran over Beef and Chicken is considered a delicacy). Fresh green herbs are
frequently used, along with fruits such as plums, pomegranate, quince, and raisins.
Traditional Persian flavorings are saffron, dried lime and cinnamon to create intriguing
and delicate flavors.
The origins of many Persian dishes are shrouded in its long history of more than
three thousand years. Persian cuisine has had a remarkable influence on the cooking
of many regions, from ancient Rome and Greece to Mogul India, the Muslim world and
the Ottoman Empire. Equally it has itself been influenced over the centuries, so that
today, despite its alluring exotic air, the cuisine has a warm familiarity.