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Biggest Bread Ever!

I have never been to Iran physically but I feel I have traveled to Tehran and beyond owing to my obsession for Iranian food.

Recently, I discovered Patogh after a sudden pang of craving for chicken kebabs and tender lamb curry. Located on Crawford Road, London, it is just a few minutes’ walks from Marble Arch tube station – Patogh is by far the best Persian cuisine I have eaten in London.

Patogh is a small and compact place with a  limited seating. There is no fancy decoration and please forget fine-dining when you decide to pay the restaurant a visit. Tables are shared, mocha walls are decorated with old Persian paintings and antique red lanterns. The moment I entered, it felt like I had stepped into an abandoned Persian  kingdom which had lost it glory and grandeur in a long forgotten battle, hundreds of years back. As my growling stomach pulled me back to reality, I desperately hoped that the food would be good and YES! It exceeded my expectations! 🙂

Food is the main highlight of Patogh. It is prepared in front of you as you order. Specialties include: gigantic bread sprinkled with sesame seeds and served with mint yogurt ( I can bet you wouldn’t have seen a BIGGER bread than this!), Hummus, Chicken/Beef Skewers and Kebabs served with Saffron Rice with a slice of butter on top ..YUMMM!

Me and my friend shared a lamb curry with chick peas , cooked in delicious Iranian spices and tastefully garnished with ginger and a chicken Kebab  which comprised of 2 huge Kebabs and served with saffron rice, boiled tomatoes and salad. We also tried their mint yogurt drink which is quite similar to lassi (yogurt-based drink which originated in the Punjab region in Subcontinent. It is made by blending yogurt with water and spices).

At a quick glance, Patogh is definitely worth a visit! They have:

– Huge Portions

– Mouth-Watering Food

– Economical (we ordered 2 mains, 2 starters, 3 drinks, pot of mint tea  and our bill was only £26!!!)

– Efficient and friendly Service

They don’t accept payment by card so get some cash out from the nearest cash point before you get set to relish some juicy kebabs 😉

Highly recommended, make sure you go with an appetite! Definitely a journey that made me feel like I was in a food street in Iran, munching on greedily…Oh the joy!

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Heavenly Hummus!
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Lamb with chick peas
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YUM YUM Chicken Kebabs with Saffron Rice! nomm nomm nomm
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Sauces and Oils

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9 comments on “Patogh – Scrumptious Iranian Cuisine!”

  1. I love Iranian food, too. “Bah! Bah! Bah! Kheyli khub-e!” as we said when I lived in Iran. My brothers and sisters love it when I cook an Iranian meal for them. Thanks for visiting my blog and following me, Cheeni. Blessings, Peg.

  2. Hi Cheeni,
    I really like your blog. I have submitted my email address to begin following it. Again thank you for visiting my blog.
    When i was in my 20’s I was married to a Persian and he taught me how to cook Iranian food. Of all the foreign foods I have eaten my preference is Iranian.Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    Ta Ta for now,
    Cathy the Bagg Lady

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