Tehran Food and Beverage
Tehran is the capital of Iran and hosts all tastes of Iran cuisine. Thus you can see a wide variety of different foods here. Best cooks from all over the country have come to Tehran and serve various types of Iranian traditional foods in an extended number of restaurants. Besides the Iranian foods, specific restaurants serve foreign foods like Indian, Chinese, Lebanese, Italian, Swiss, French, and Japanese foods as well.
There are also traditional restaurants with Persian interior designs that serve foods like Abgusht or other national Iranian foods, some have Iranian live music. However, everywhere in Tehran Province, there are restaurants that serve foods like Chelo-kabab, Juje-Kabab (Chicken kebab), Khoresh-Gheyme, Ghorme-Sabzi,... among which CheloKabab has a specific place and Juje-kabab(Chicken kebab) is one of the most popular foods.
The eating time in Tehran Province, just like other parts of the country, is related to the prayer time. Usually, early in the morning after morning prayer (sunrise) first the father or one of the children of the family prepare fresh bread (Sangak and Barbari are amongst the most famous types of Iranian bread) and then they have a pleasant breakfast consisting of cheese, butter, jam, and a cup of tea with other members of the family.
At noon, that is 12 in winter and 13 in summer, till 14 is lunchtime. Some are used to take a light snack in the afternoon as well. In the afternoon, after the evening prayer, most people have dinner from 7 to 9; however, restaurants serve food until 12 am.
The price of the best meal in a classy Price of Foods restaurant is 500.000 to 2000.000 Rials(3.5 up to 8 US$ last update 2021) which is about 3 to 7.5 Euros. Of course, traditional foods in traditional restaurants are cheaper. Let's not forget that foods in Tehran are relatively more expensive than in the other cities of Iran. In other cities of the province, especially in the countryside and tourist areas, foods like Abgusht and kebab are served as expensive as good restaurants, but the quality of foods and service are not as such; however, the environment and beautiful nature make the food pleasant.
How to cook rice:
First, put the required amount of rice in water for 3 to 4 hours (With a small amount of salt). Then boil the rice for 3-5 minutes, and then put the pot on low fire till it's brewed. Rice is served either with beans and
Iranians love candies. Although there is no specific national candy in Tehran, the candies of other cities, like Gaz (Isfahan), Sohan (Ghom), Baghlava (Yazd), Pashmak (Yazd), Nan-Berenji (Kermanshah), Zulbia, and Bamieh, are easy to find. Shops in Tehran offer a variety of local and imported chocolates and candies that are difficult to find anywhere else in the country. Nice cakes and European candies are also easy to find in Tehran.
Drinks One of the oldest drinks in Iran is