I had been craving Persian food for weeks now. And I finally found some time to go with a friend and try the menu of this little hidden gem of a restaurant on Van Dycke street in Ain Mreisseh.
This spot is known for its kebab and since I am a vegetarian, my food options were limited. But we both enjoyed a good meal of mast boorani spinach (yogurt with spinach) and saffron rice. My friend was very happy with the Persian grilled meat, and chicken. Their specialty dessert, Persian love cake, is a concoction of cardamon, pistachio, and zest of lemon. It tasted as delicious as it looked. It is a little pricey at 13$ and can serve 4. We then had some tea, served with a saffron sugar stick. You stir the tea with the stick and enjoy the blend of flavors. A must-try!
Persian cup’s personnel is very friendly and the decor seems authentic. You have to visit the miniature restroom to enjoy the simple yet catchy design!