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Persian Halvah?

Kiwi | Oct 20, 2005 07:28 PM

As the closer to a tasty but surprisingly pricey meal (chicken kofta and rice; assorted appetizers) at the Persian Grill in Whitemarsh, the waiter brought a small dish of a cardamom flavored halvah. Unlike the heavy and oily halvah I'm used to (think Joyva brand), this was light and fluffy - almost like cotton candy, but more shard-like, less flossy.

It was wonderful and unlike any halvah I've ever tried! Is this typical of Persian (Irani) halvah? If I go into an arab food market and ask for Persian halvah, will I get this again?

Any ideas where I could buy some in the Philly area, or online?

Thank you!

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