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Persian Food – Plate Of The Day http://www.plateoftheday.com Food Blogger - Adventures in Beijing, New York, Brooklyn and more Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:22:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.7 Mint Shemshad Doogh – Darband Persian Restaurant Downtown San Diego http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=63 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=63#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2005 23:55:12 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=63 Went back to Darband today. I was thinking of getting the Tiramisu again but some of the beverages caught my eye while standing in line. A popular Persian drink called doogh (Shemshad brand)

shemshad doogh mint

I chose the mint one to see what it would taste like. I guess I am kind of adventurous cause if you look at the ingredients up close it doesn’t sound too appealing. Then again I have tried carbonated milk drinks in China and they weren’t too bad :

shemshad doogh darband persian restaurant san diego downtown

Anyhow I am willing to try anything for the sake of this food blog so I went ahead and ponied up $2 for a bottle. The taste? Well I think it would’ve been pretty good if there wasn’t the salt because I am not exactly used to drinking milk with a savory aftertaste. It basically tastes like tzatziki sauce which is great with spicy foods and fried breads. I guess I wasn’t expecting this taste in a beverage. I think if you had an ultra spicy dish this would be a good drink to balance it out.

I’m not too familiar with this drink so if anyone can post a comment on what you drink this with usually I’d love to find out.

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Tiramisu – Darband Persian Restaurant 5th Ave Grill Downtown San Diego http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=62 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=62#respond Fri, 25 Mar 2005 01:15:11 +0000 http://www.plateoftheday.com/?p=62 Between Cedar and Beech on 5th Ave is Darband, a nice Persian Deli with some great sandwiches, grilled chicken plates, humus plates, etc. All the meals usually come with a green pepper that is amazingly spicy and very good. Some are hotter than others so it’s kind of a gamble. The sandwiches and the service is really good and I would recommend going here anytime. (Plus they sell cold Red Bull cheap at $2.00 /bottle including tax)

darband perisian 4th avenue grill san diego downtown

Today I got the tiramisu (after tasting a bite of Sabrina’s)

tiramisu close up

Sometimes you get Tiramisu and it’s totally soggy, has too much cream or doesn’t have any coffee taste. This one is pretty well balanced in all respects.

As a bonus, the tiramisu is sold individually sliced so you get a nice even coating of cream and plenty of sweet caramel syrup.
tiramisu 5th ave deli Persian San Diego

Take a look at the nice fluffy layers of cream and frosting with each bite of this tiramisu.
tiramisu close up shot

The tiramisu has a kick to it too – a subtle blend of aromatic coffee/espresso bitterness mixed with a sweet rum/Kahlua chocolate aftertaste. Perfect for getting through the afternoon!

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