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A plate of Koofteh Tabrizi

Try Koofteh Tabrizi

For the Iranian people, food is not just fuel for the body, but an important part of their culture to share with those they love and respect. A good meal can unite family and friends across all walks of life.

A traditional Persian dinner
A traditional Persian dinner

Imagine strolling through the bustling streets of Iran, listening to the chatter of children playing, women shopping, and street vendors selling their goods. The air is filled with the mouth-watering scents of saffron and cumin, kebabs grilling over the fire and freshly fried falafel topped with tahini.

A street market in Iran
A street market in Iran

One of the most popular dishes you will come across is called “Koofteh Tabrizi”, a culinary masterpiece among the street markets of Iran. Koofteh Tabrizi is a tender meatball traditionally stuffed with tart dried berries, crunchy toasted nuts, and a hard-boiled egg. The meatballs are cooked in a flavorful, spice-packed broth and served fresh - straight from the street vendor’s stand are something that every traveler to Iran should experience.

One of the most famous pieces to try this special dish is the Shahria Traditional Restaurant in Zegar Square, near the Behnam House.

Behnam House phone number: +98 41 3554 0057