Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Mediterranean fix


I bet you have one of those days (or nights), too---craving for a specific food or flavor.  It's probably the cold weather, or the seemingly endless routine that drove me to  imagine Mediterranean flavors all day long.  By six in the evening, I was like a woman possessed.  Good thing I did not salivate all the way to the elevator!:p

The nearest Mediterranean restaurant to my place of work is Behrouz Persian Cuisine at Metrowalk.  It's a shabby place with rickety chairs and worn out tablecloths, with a crew who looked like they would kick you out when you ask for a glass of water.  But I was there to  get my fix, not to be smiled at and be pampered.

I got warm pita and hummus for appetizer.  The hummus was extra creamy and with spiced ground meat, the marriage of flavor was simply  delightful. I got a beef stew dish with chickpea paired with basmati rice---I can't remember what it was called, but I remember how tender the meat and how alluring the spices and textures were.  And I cleaned up the bowl down to the last tasty morsel. 

Burp.




22 comments:

Icy BC said...

You're right, sometimes I crave for a certain food, and I got myself in the kitchen to create the dish..This looks scrumptious!

maiylah said...

sarap... i've got to try those!

Jeanny said...

looks good. Been to metrowalk once pa lang. yayain ko si Hubz to visit that resto :)

Thanks for sharing!

Dharma Shots said...

Oooppsss...I could almost smell the spices on your burp, LOL! I've somehow came to love some Mediterranean tastes, a few of them. I especially love masalas, basmati and their yoghurts.

*♥Shydub♥* said...

This food really looks good, Iwish one day someday heheh makakakain din ako nito.

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Linda said...

Yummy!

Photo Cache said...

now you're making my mouth water and i just finished lunch.

shutter happy jenn said...

I still haven't tasted Mediterranean food. :(

My FTF entry is up HERE. Happy weekend!

Maya said...

That looks like a yummy meal for a cold day. It has been cold here all week and I think you have motivated me to head out in search of a warm meal.

Clarissa said...

Sobrang photogenic ng food--looks like your mediterranean fix is inviting me to get a spoon full,nope,it's telling me to finish 'em up.lurve it!

Sreisaat said...

Woweeee! Now I imagine that piece of pita dipped in creamy hummus melting in your mouth. Love it. Now I'm craving for some. Luckily, we have lots of restos here offering authentic Mediterranean cuisine.

Have a good weekend, Luna!
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Vernz said...

hello dear, so sad we don't have a Med restos in Davao... sana meron ... looks yummy..

My Food Trip Friday here

chubskulit said...

Oh my goodness, sarap naman nyan sis!

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Gee said...

wow! sarap

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♣☆♥Willa♥☆♣ said...

I'm not that "ignorant" anymore when you posted something like this, working in a multi cultural environment, exposed me in all different types of food and yes, I saw Humus and tasted it too.
I like the way you described the food, you sounds like a real food critic. :)

Yami said...

It looks yummy! :)

Newlyweds said...

ooppss, burp! excuse me.. kasarap naman nyan..

Dhemz said...

oh ah...oh ah...oh lala...my gosh...kakagutom....:)

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♥peachkins♥ said...

wow! you got me craving there!

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u8mypinkc00kies said...

I seldom eat in restos like that but I like Cafe Meditteranean (the gyro!!) and Cyma =) And Go! Greek in Glorietta pala.

blankPixels said...

We haven't tried any Mediterranean dishes yet. Or maybe I did, but, I wasn't aware. *LOL* Thanks for sharing about the resto. I'll add it to our list of must-visit food places. :)

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Seiko said...

Your entry seems so inviting & looks so yummy :)