Long before I fell in love with Japanese food, I was crazy about Persian food. But honestly, looking for a decent Persian restaurant seemed difficult for me because some places I have tried before either changed the quality of their food or has closed down. I was glad Mr. B brought me to Arya, the place he claims to serve authentic Persian food.
I love the interiors of the place, and they play Persian music in the background (I couldn't stop Mr. B from singing, haha). There are also tables outside for guests who want to get shisha.
For starters, we ordered Arya Salad (Php 183, solo).
I love how generous the walnuts are in this salad. Even the solo serving is good enough for two.
I also had a Plain Yogurt Smoothie, which tasted a lot better than usual yogurt smoothies I have in other places.
|Plain Yogurt Smoothie|
For kabab, we shared a plate of Makhsus Beef (Php 392), served with Basmati Rice (add Php 20).
|Kabab Makhsus Beef|
Of course, garlic sauce and chili sauce wouldn't be missing.
However, Mr. B explained that it's only here that he encountered mixing garlic sauce in kabab because kabab is supposedly eaten without any sauce. The kabab is tender and flavorful enough, actually, but I just can't help adding garlic sauce on it. Love it!
I was amazed that Arya really delivers delicious authentic Persian food. The service was excellent during our visit, though the prices are a bit more expensive than other Persian restaurants I've been to. Still, I will go back to this resto for my Persian food cravings.
Other locations are Robinson's Magnolia, Robinson's Place Manila, The Podium and Shangrila East Wing