Friday, December 05, 2008

One fine evening, Farzam invited us over to his crib for dinner.


Farzam & Wahid. After knowing them for years now, I'd say that hospitality is something that is in the genes of the Iranians.

"When we go abroad for higher studies, we must learn to cook," they said.




One of the dishes is the mouth watering saffron chicken.


Of course, their dishes are served with rice. A BIG portion of rice cooked with saffron (the world's most expensive spice by weight), so it gets a luminous yellow-orange color, and then mixed with the remaining white rice for aroma.

Persian food is not spicy and they use herbs A LOT. It is exotic yet simple; healthy yet colorful!

Well, for something hot and spicy, we went to this Pakistani restaurant in Jalan Bukit Bintang.


Curry mutton.


Pakistani bread.


Fried chicken.


Biryani.

To me it's more like Indian food. It might not wind up being my favorite cuisine, but everything looks tasty when I'm hungry!

18 comments

Rozella said... @ 5/12/08 9:07 AM

Looks really yum! But so fattening lah! Hehehe

khengsiong said... @ 5/12/08 10:07 AM

Pakistan was part of British India prior to its independence. That's why their food is similar.

Hindi and Urdu, the official language of Pakistan, are also very close to each other, perhaps like Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia.

Shinade said... @ 5/12/08 10:26 AM

Hi Monica,
it all looks yummy except the mutton. I just can't seem to acquire a taste for lamb, mutton, or goat!

Great shots too!:-)

Nick Phillips said... @ 5/12/08 2:31 PM

Wow, the food looks really rich and yummy, but Rozella is right, it does look fattening too :D

Mariuca said... @ 5/12/08 8:24 PM

Hi Monica, thanks for the wonderful spread here today, it all looks so delish! :):):)

Mariuca said... @ 5/12/08 8:26 PM

I like the colorful rice the best, did ur guy friends make that? So rajin to cook! YUM! :)

foongpc said... @ 5/12/08 9:44 PM

The food looks yummy, but I think the food in the Pakistani restaurant is not very healthy! You are so right when you mention that everything looks tasty when you are hungry! : )

irel said... @ 6/12/08 12:07 AM

mmmm, the curry mutton looks delish!!

Mariuca said... @ 6/12/08 1:52 AM

Alakazam!

Hi Monica! You’re invited to join me on a BEARY-special meme, have fun! :)

bluecrystaldude said... @ 6/12/08 2:11 AM

Wow. Look very *very* delicious! But, too much carbohydrates for me :) If I do eat these dishes, I think I will end it up with limes :D

molly said... @ 6/12/08 5:46 AM

You remind me of a Bangladeshi friend who used to cook his favourite dishes and rice for me and other friends once in a while whenever he felt thankful.

Monica said... @ 6/12/08 6:56 AM

Rozella,
exactly! it's fattening!! :-D

Khengsiong,
aha! thanks for sharing ;-)

Shinade,
I guess it's becoz of the strong smell, huh? :-D

Nick,
Indeed. it's very very fattening!

Monica said... @ 6/12/08 6:56 AM

Mariuca,
yeah, they made it coz they like to cook! hehe!
Thanks for inviting me hun! It was fun ;-)

Foong,
Yes, I agree with you; not very healthy actually..

Irel,
it's quite spicy though ;-)

Bluecrystaldude,
and also end up at the gym! LOL!

Molly,
oh I have never tried Bangladeshi food before..

irel said... @ 6/12/08 7:13 AM

I love spicy foods.. I am still thinking about that curry mutton!

molly said... @ 6/12/08 12:33 PM

Monica, Can tell me how to be a follower? I want to put my photo at you blog like others too.

Jacky Chung said... @ 7/12/08 12:56 PM

Yeah, it's like Indian food. Must drink more water. Anyway, it's cool.

Simon Seow said... @ 10/12/08 6:50 AM

What is the black thingy on the rice?

Monica said... @ 10/12/08 11:05 PM

Simon,
It's some kind of spice :-)

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