6.077 Arya Dip Platter

6.077

23 (Mon) March 2015

Arya Dip Platter

2.25

at Arya (Robinsons Place)

-Ermita, Manila-

with JR, TL

Mirza Ghasemi is a Persian/Iranian eggplant dish.  Consists of eggplant, ideally roasted, then mashed and mixed with tomato puree and minced garlic, seasoned with various spices.  Like baba ghanoush but with kick. Served as a dip with flatbread or as a side dish with grilled meats.

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Mirza Ghasemi (3.25)–smoky and savory, making the rest of the platter seem bland by comparison; the clear highlight of the entire meal.
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Hummus (2.5)
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Motobal (1.5)–aka “baba ghanoush.”
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Tzitziki (1.5)

My second visit to this place (see most recently 5.080 Arya Shishlik).

Confirming my prior impression, the food was blah overall.

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Tabouli (2.0)

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