So I went to Canary Chicken at 1942 Westwood (south of santa monica, north of olympic). I went there for the Dizi.
There used to be a place called Dizi house in westwood. you got a pot of cooked lamb shoulder, chick peas, herbs, etc. and a separate bowl of soup. And a mallet. And you ground up the solids into a paste that you sopped up with the flat Persian tandur bread. And you tore the bread up into little tiny dumpling sized pieces and but them into the soup (think Xi'an style paomo with lamb and you're close).
Canary has a great selection of kebab and stews (ghormeh sabzi, fesenjan, etc) but they have DIZI. Here, though, they grind it for you which is fine, although notas fun. Had this, and a side of the garlic torshi (pickles) which were balsamic and tasty. They also have torshi of green fuzzy almonds, and a mixed torshi. The shirazi salad, sad to say, was weak, - shahrzad/flame's is better, as is their kashk-e bademjan, roasted eggplant with yogurt cheese more or less. But canary is quite good and it's open until 3AM on saturday night.
service was great.
As a side note, i've read of a place in Glendale at San Fernando Road and Western,
"NERSSES VANAK RESTAURANT (or nersess, both found on line)
6524 SAN FERNANDO RD
, that supposedly serves the Dizi/AbGoosht with the mallet. If someone's tried it, would love to hear their take.
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