Feast for a king at Kings of Persia

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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