Isfahan (Esfahan) – Iran

After alot of travelling recently have slowed down now to enjoy the wonderful historical city of Esfahan.  Have already spent time looking round Iman Square (which is the 2nd largest square in the world after Tianamen Sq in China), which has the Iman Mosque at one end and the old palace to the west, with the shops and bazaar running around the outside.
We have been able to find some much more interesting Iranian food including:
Esfahan Biryan – which is ground lamb served on a large flat bread with lime and salad, was reasonably tasty.

Ash – some sort of very thick soup that is a strange yellow colour, containing meat and vegetables all mixed together, meant to be a speciality but I personally wasn’t that impressed with it.
Fereni – a sweet desert made of rice flour, sugar and rose water.  I thought it tasted like a strange ‘angel delight’ pudding.
And tried lots of cakes like these here from the bakeries.
Also spent last night walking along the river looking at the 200 year old bridges that cross it, but most of the entertainment came from trying to chat with 1 of the Iranian girls, and being told numerous things that are forbidden in Iran.  We witnessed this first hand as some local boys playing music and singing under the bridge got a telling off from the police!  So no wonder many of the young people aren’t fussed on their country, it can be pretty strict with hassle by the religious police.

One comment

  1. Well Tom be careful in Iran. Wonder what the young people would make of the night life…or even the day life in Liverpool! ha ha .
    I liked the sound of the minced lamb flatbread and glad that yo are eating well.
    Take care xxxxxxxxxxx

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