Ghormeh Sabzi

Ghormeh Sabzi

I’ve wanted to try Ghormeh Sabzi for years now, but have always been too scurred.

Let’s face it, it’s a big bowl of swamp.

It’s a hundred year old Persian recipe, basically a beef, bean and herb stew with dried limes as the key flavor component. I really enjoyed the sour undertaste. Apparently, undertaste is not a word, but I refuse to change it.

I found Flame’s Fesenjon (a delicious and decadent stew of pureed walnuts and pomegranates) to be on the sweet side but that didn’t stop The Bread Guy from eating most of his.

The complimentary flatbread is thinner than usual but it was definitely my favorite of all the Persian places I’ve been to.

Westwood Blvd has three major Persian restaurants (Shamshiri, Shaherzad and Flame) and I think while Flame may be the most upscale, Shaherzad is probably my favorite.

But they’re all solid lunch time options for a ton of tasty food for $10-12 bucks.

1442 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 470-3399
flamepersiancuisine.com

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Delicious flatbread

Delicious flatbread

Fesenjon

Fesenjon

Fesenjon - Boiled walnut pomegranate sauce mixed with boiled chicken.

Fesenjon – Boiled walnut pomegranate sauce mixed with boiled chicken.

Ghormeh Sabzi - Sautéed Vegetables cooked with dried limes, beef, red kidney beans and special seasonings, served with basmati rice

Ghormeh Sabzi РSaut̩ed Vegetables cooked with dried limes, beef, red kidney beans and special seasonings, served with basmati rice