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Tag: Streetfood

Persian Dinner with Friends

Thanks to the internationality of my school I will be able to taste a lot of dishes I probably never would have tried. This weekend I was invited to Maykadeh Persian Cuisine on 470 Green Street. Our persian friend was very engaged to satisfy all our needs. He ordered  appetizers to share for everyone (about 20 people). Those appetizers included warm bread, hummus, cheese, some veggie salad and incredible good eggplant creme topped with chopped crunchy bacon (if you like eggplant you have to try this!!).

As a main course he ordered some saffron rice with a plate of meat – perfect for me, I love meat. As you can see here at the picture we had some chicken, lamb and filet mignon. The chicken was good but the filet was more my taste. It was really juicy and perfectly cooked. Unfortunately I cannot tell you about the lamb – I did not try since I am not a big fan of lamb. The taste for me is too strong.

Some people enjoyed there dinner with wine and others with beer. I instead ordered a Persian Martini. I was kind of wondering about the description and the name because the Martini was made with Vodka :). Besides this it had some juices and fresh mint in it.  I can really recommend it.

At the end it was a bit pricey for about $35 per person but totally worth it. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the waitress very patient and caring. Even at the end when she had to handle 17 different credit cards.IMG_0578

Soma Street Food Park

Soma Street Food Park

By accident we passed by this SOMA Street Food Park in 428 11th Street (http://somastreatfoodpark.com) and decided to buy some food there. Immediately we were attracted by this truck called “Bacon & Bacon” without knowing what will expect us. We ordered a Bacon Burger, a Pork Belly Burger, Fries with pulled pork and last but not least a Slice of crispy Bacon dipped in chocolate. The fries were amazing! The Bacon Burger consisted only of the buns, a patty, bacon and cheese. I was missing some lettuce and veggies but overall it was a good burger if you added some ketchup and mustard yourself. Now the extraordinary part (at least for me) – bacon with chocolate. I expected the taste to be very  strange because of the salty bacon and the sweet of the chocolate but actually it blended well. They neutralized each others taste and made it to something indescribable but good. The only negative point is that we paid over $30 for this meal without any drinks. IMG_0256 IMG_0257 IMG_0259IMG_0258