From Twitter follower @CRACK_BERRY:
Looking for the hands down #PersianFood in #OC – Anyone have suggestios? – Recommendations @OCWeeklyFood
Damn straight we do!
Save for the best one, of course.
Wholesome Choice isn't a full restaurant, of course–just a collection of buffet lines, most forgettable. But not the Persian part. Their fessenjoon, the walnut-pomegranate stew, is the culture at its finest: tart, sweet, earthy, comforting, but more than anything, electrifying. They mix the polos (rice pilafs) throughout the week, but always stock fat, fragrant meatballs containing a date inside. Cornish game hens sit in their own juices; kabobs get fired up upon order. And though each order comes with a side of lavash, onions, butter, and lemon, do what everyone else does: stand in line near the entrance for some sangak, the finest bread since the Nazarene multiplied loaves for the multitudes.
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