Monday, December 26, 2011

Early Pre~Christmas Dinner At Persia Grill

Makati is a treasure trove of good dining spots. Some times you just have to look a wee bit further to discover there's still more beyond what you thought was already the horizon. My house mates and I had a small Pre-Christmas dinner last week and initially wanted to dine at any restaurant in Ayala Triangle, though as expected the lines were long and waiting time takes forever, good thing Joey suggested Persia Grill, partly hidden like gem in Valero Street beside a Carpark of all places, waiting to be noticed.

Charbroiled Beef Tenderloin [Taka] Kebab with long grain rice, tomato and eggplant with yogurt dip PHP 155.00 or USD 3.56. I thought that I've savored the tastiest and most superior kebab I'll ever encounter in my whole life but I was in for an awesome suprise. I'm gonna chew my words and declare that this has got to be the best beef kebab I have ever devoured to date! It's soft, it's juicy, it's savory and it's everything a beef kebab should be.

Sizzling Ox Brain PHP 140.00 or USD 3.22. A first for me and I must admit that I loved it. The texture is soft and almost had that melt-in-your-mouth consistency. The only drawback would be your cholesterol skyrocketing up, so it's best to share a plate of this, just like we did.

Tehrani Salad [To Share] PHP 320.00 or USD 7.36. I can forego the salad when dining out but not after tasting Persia Grill's Tehrani Salad. It's the perfect salad with the freshest greens, crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, tangy mangoes, succulent grapes, croutons, and very generous sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. Add to that their rightly concocted Persian dressing that really puts the cherry on top of this must try salad.

Ground Beef Express on Hummus with Pita PHP 199.00 or USD 4.57. I swear I'm not normally fond of hummus but I couldn't help myself and took more than what I initially thought I'd consume with this side dish. Maybe because of the ground beef, or maybe their hummus doesn't give off a dry texture to my taste buds. I'm sure hummus lovers out there will enjoy this, Batch included.

Pastillas Cheesecake PHP 120.00 or USD 2.76. Ordering desserts at the same place was a spur of the moment decision and as it turns out, it was a bad one too. Although their cakes were good enough, we thought it was overpriced for such a tiny, tiny serving size. Batch originally ordered the Pistachio Sansrival but the kitchen was out of it, and ordered this instead.  The verdict? Too sweet for Batch's picky standards.

Black and White Cake 120.00 or USD 2.76. My dessert. It was a better choice than their cheesecake but they could still be more generous with their serving size. I'm just glad that the cake was very moist and heavenly. I guess next time we dine at Persia Grill, we'll just stick to their tried and tested Persian dishes offered and just have dessert elsewhere. Oh, and we haven't stopped having kebab and shawarma filled dreams ever since! See you on my next pig out session! :)

Persia Grill
Valero Carpark 2, Valero St., Salcedo Village
Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
(02) 818-9090
For a list of other branches, click HERE
Website: Persia Grill
Facebook: Persia Grill
Delivery: Minimum order of P300.00. Delivers in 30 - 45 minutes.
Estimated Budget: ~P250.00/meal
Payment Methods: Cash
Business Hours: 10:00AM to 11:00PM Daily

Your pig out buddy,

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