Last weekend, my family and I head to Kings of Persia at Malaga for our weekend dinner. Persian food is one of my favourite cuisines because I love the complexity of flavours from the exotic spices used in Persian cooking.
Dad had the King’s Special ($35) served with fluffy saffron rice. The King’s Special comprises of a plate of charcoal kebabs which is the koobideh (lamb mince), jooje (saffron chicken) and barg (steak fillets). I had a taste of the kebabs and my favourite has to be the jooje as it was cooked to tender and so flavoursome. The koobideh and barg were as equally flavourful too.
Mum had the Gheymeh stew ($15) which consists of diced lamb tender loin, split peas, wild dried lemon, cooked slowly in a tomato base sauce, garnished with crunchy chips. Yes, saffron rice is also served with the stew. It was a heartwarming and tasty stew with tender pieces of diced lamb. The crunchy chips on top gave an added crunch to the stew. A well recommended dish by our waitperson.
For myself, I had the Zereshk Polo ($15) which is pan-fried chicken Maryland cooked in tomato paste, saffron, onion, olive oil and served with saffron rice and barberry. I loved the rich buttery flavour of saffron rice. With the barberry, it gave a hint of sweetness and added a touch of exotic flavour to the rice. The chicken Maryland was cooked perfectly to tender and juicy, making it a great accompaniment with the fluffy rice. Overall, a very scrumptious dish.
If you are in Malaga, definitely give Kings of Persia a try. The food is delicious and it’s great value for money. We enjoyed Kings of Persia and will definitely be back again.