Food keeps getting fancier and more creative but if you strip back all the pretty garnishes, fancy names and ingredients, all you are dealing with is flavours and portion sizes.
Ferdows Garden excels in both of these areas in the best possible way.
You’ll find Ferdows Garden on Moggill Road. It is easy to miss if you aren’t from the area, but just look out for their big red sign and park in the underneath the shopping/restaurant complex. You can expect very traditional Persian food when you visit.
It wouldn’t be a true Persian feast if you didn’t start with dips and bread. The bread is warm, fresh and crispy. Hommus and Tzatziki are so creamy and the eggplant dip is a little spicy but manageable.
All of the kebabs are so flavoursome, it will blow your mind. If you are not familiar with Persian cuisine, you’ll be delightfully surprised. Chenjeh (diced lamb) is a little spicy, Joojeh (lemon, onion and saffron marinated chicken) is perfectly cooked with a fresh sourness from the lemon. The flavours through Koobideh (minced lamb and onion) are so simple that it is perfect. If you have a meat preference, you can order a dish that only features one of the kebabs. Koobideh is tends to be the most popular.
The Mixed Platter has three of the kebabs as well as a bed of saffron rice, grilled tomato, pickled chilli and onion & sumac salad. The kebabs are Koobideh, Joojeh and Chenjeh. This is a great option for those who like to try a bit of everything. The portion sizes are huge and are so well priced.
Finally, dessert. The popular items on the menu are ‘Slice of Heaven’ cake (very true to its name), Faloodeh and Bastani. The cake is served warm, drenched in a rose water syrup and is so delicious when paired with Bastani which is a Saffron infused ice cream with frozen cream pieces throughout. Bastani has a unique flavour because of the Saffron yet, it is so subtle. Faloodeh is vermicelli noodles mixed into semi-frozen syrup and rose water. Traditionally, you would pour either a lemon syrup or cherry syrup over the top but it tastes just as good without the syrup. The texture may surprise you because the noodles are actually crunchy but it is such a refreshing dessert, especially on hot day.
Ferdows Garden is definitely worth a visit no matter where you live in Brisbane. The flavours and freshness are amazing, the portions are huge and the prices are really reasonable. You will be delighted.
Ferdows Garden is the restaurant to visit that has simplistic but flavoursome meals, huge portions and great pricing.
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Mixed Platter and Bastani
17/165 Moggill Rd, Taringa, QLD 4068
Phone - 07 3172 2345
Tues, Wed, Sun: 12:00pm-3:00pm, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Thur, Fri, Sat: 12:00pm-3:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm