Arya Persian Restaurant
Unit L-9 Promenade Mall, Greenhills, San Juan City, Manila
After reading Fran’s blog post about Arya, I wasn’t able to resist and ended up craving for Arya Persian Restaurant. I’ve been contemplating about it the whole afternoon. I asked my friend if we could just eat at Arya instead of our previously agreed upon restaurant to visit.
- Arya Yogurt Smoothie (Php 95)
I’m not really fond of yogurt so obviously this was not my order 😛 My friend said the drink had some after taste. Anyway, I took a sip and I felt it was a bit sweet & sour. I think yogurt lovers will like this. Guess I don’t have the right to judge this drink as I’m not a yogurt lover.
- Tamarind Smoothie (Php 95)
I love love love tamarind especially the individually-wrapped thailand tamarind! This however was a drink. Wow! It had quite a strong taste! I must say this is a good one though I don’t think I would drink any more of it. One glass was enough for a day.
- Basket of Bread (Php 70)
A mix of Barbary & Pita bread.
- Shahi Hummus (Php 235)
This was a combination of Shish (Beef) & dip! You can choose from 2 dips: Hummus or Motabal. Hummus is Chick peas while Motabal is eggplant dip. The one shown above was a Hummus. Best to order bread to go with it.
- Beef Koobideh (Php 355 + Php 20)
Last but not the least, my favoriteee (wait for it…..) Beef Koobideh!!!! :D:D:D
Skewers of ground beef seasoned w/ spices & onion served with either basmati rice, jasmine rice or persian bread. If you choose rice, you’ll need to pay extra Php20.
The taste was just superb! This is such a comfort food! No words could ever explain how delicious it was! hayyy! yummy!
Before I forget, the sauce that would be best for this dish is smashed tomato seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic sauce & hot sauce. I asked the server to help me prepare it. Here is a video of it:
Their prices aren’t cheap. A person will have to spend around 400-500 per meal. But believe me, it would be worth it! The food is just delicious!!! I was able to forget all the stress because of the good food 🙂
Service was superb as well. The owner was there to entertain the customers as well. He just briefly said hi to us coz he was talking to the foreigner guests so I wasn’t able to ask him anything. I didn’t mind. I was too busy eating my yummy order anyway 😛
More yummy pics here.
Honestly, as I type this post, I still feel bloated! hahhaha that’s how full I am! 😀