As someone with an enduring love for Middle Eastern cuisine, only second to Spanish delights, I’ve often journeyed to the Middle East, indulging in its rich culinary tapestry. And yet, right here in Madrid, I stumbled upon a gem that mirrors those authentic flavors brilliantly: Mr. Kabab.
Ignore the seemingly fast-food connotation its name might suggest. Mr. Kabab is far from the generic döner kebab joints. The owner, a passionate cook, has been crafting Persian masterpieces for over two decades in Madrid, making it a veritable institution for Iranian food aficionados.
The menu, though concise, is a distillation of Iranian classics. Dive into the smoky mirza ghasemi or the rich kashko bademjam for a taste of eggplant like never before. The kababs are a revelation – succulent, aromatic, and packed with flavors that transport you straight to Tehran. For the mains, the badenjan khoresh and bagali polo ba gusht offer a harmonious blend of meaty goodness with herbs and rice. And for the sweet finale? The homemade zulbia is a must-try, best paired with a warm cup of tea.
Mr. Kabab is not just a restaurant; it’s a culinary voyage to the heart of Persia, nestled in the bustling streets of Madrid.