Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Persepolis, Prinsep Place

Chew on this for a bit. 'Persepolis' is the Greek interpretation of the ancient capital of Persia which many of us know of today as Iran and this place serves Italian food. Are we getting confused yet? Persepolis (46A Prinsep Street, #01-01) also happens to be located along Prinsep Place just next door to a better known Trattoria Lafiandra. Despite claiming to be an Italian restaurant and bearing those national colours of Italy, there was a section of the menu which has Persian cuisine. And shishar too! There was also a finger food section which looked like fried frozen food that one can buy from the supermarket. That's how bad those looked.

The kebab koobideh at this place bore some similarity with the one from Banoo. For $15.00, it was a bit more expensive too. Banoo had a better version of this dish. For a start, the meat here was dangerously close to being an unidentifiable meat substances. The saffron flavouring was lighter than I was hoping for and the butter was actually buried in the rice. I didn't have anything against the butter being in the rice, but I thought more butter would have been great. Rice was pretty good though. I noticed that most of the people seem to be here for drinks and snacks rather than actual food.


MystiKaL said...

Nice Widget =)

The Hungry Cow said...

How timely! I actually just did a post on Trattoria Lafiandra. I've always wondered about Persepolis...now at least I've got an insight. Thx!

Anonymous said...

hahaha...welllll...the only thing about botak is...it's so inconvenient..they should have one stall in the east :)

anyway who are u?