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Ferdussi Taste of Persia

lil mikey | Nov 3, 2004 03:19 PM

At 12:15pm, there were only 3 tables seated. I went alone, and was seated at a nice table for 4 near the window (and near the $8.99 buffet). The best thing was that since it was so empty, I didn’t have to hurry or wait at the buffet. Instead, I could take my time and put the things onto my plate in the order I wanted, not the order they were arranged on the table. By the time I left, the restaurant was about 80% full. This is a great place for a quick meal, especially if you want a real meal, not fast food. The buffet is right in the middle of the room, and you just go and help yourself.

Anyway, since the place was empty, I got my pick and did it just right…

A nice salad of various types of lettuce, tomato and cucumber, with a sweetish-minty dressing.

Rice – the kind that’s mostly white, but it has some yellow rice in there.

Nicely spiced spinach in a delicious sauce

What seemed like a kind of chutney… sweet and tasty

Boneless chicken kabob (off the skewer)

Beef kabob (also off the skewer)

Creamy cucumber sauce over the meats

Chopped cucumber and tomato salad

A green version of what seemed like potato salad

Steamed vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, etc.

There were other things on the buffet, such as a chicken and pepper and onion mixture that looked good, as well as some pink-colored rice and probably 5 or 6 other things that I didn’t choose.

It was really good. The flavors tasted unique, and the food seemed fresh (duh…I was one of the first ones there).

The only downside I can think of, okay there are two and they are related, is that the lavash was served cold, and that coupled with the variety of hot and cold foods on the same plate made everything cold by the time I got halfway through my meal.

I suppose I could divide the hot and cold items onto different plates, but I like the intermingling of flavors.

Ferdussi Taste of Persia
3605 S. Bristol Street (at MacArthur, behind Krispy Kreme)
Santa Ana
(714) 545-9096

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