Description of take-out from Maydoon Persian Restaurant, a Persian-Iranian restaurant that opened in Midtown/Downtown Sacramento in June.
Maydoon Persian Restaurant had been on my list of restaurants to try since they opened in June. Three friends and I recently had an opportunity to check it out when there was a break in the weather.
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The multiple forest fires ravaging Northern California since mid-August have been showering Sacramento with ash. The resulting unhealthy air quality combined with multi-day heat waves has kept us all largely indoors (to the extent possible).
On this particular day the air quality had temporarily improved. The sky was blue, the air smelled fresh without a whiff of smoke, and the outside temperature was comfortable!
It seemed wise to take advantage of the first nice day we have had for quite a while. So, I invited friends to join me in trying Maydoon Persian Restaurant while dining al fresco in my backyard. A friend offered to call in our order and pick it up as well.
As the four of us were from three different households I had three tables set up in my backyard so we could maintain an appropriate distance. COVID-19 has really complicated getting together with friends!
Maydoon Persian Restaurant
The to-go menu at Maydoon Persian Restaurant offers a very nice selection of dishes – appetizers to dessert. As one would expect from a restaurant serving authentic Persian-Iranian dishes, ingredients utilized include seasonings such as turmeric, saffron, and dried lime.
Deciding what to order was difficult as everything sounded so good!
As it turns out each of us ordered the Maydoon Bowl (choice of shredded lamb, ground beef kabob or chicken kabob, served with rice, cucumber, tomato and onions, topped with pickled onions and the signature Maydoon Dressing) ($15).
Our Maydoon Bowls (three chicken and one ground beef) were piping hot when my friends arrived. Our order was accompanied by four pita bread, an unexpected bonus.
Both the chicken kabobs and ground beef kabob were declared delicious. Words my friends used to describe our meal included “flavorful”, “fresh” and “healthy”. Add to that description generous portions and Maydoon is a winner in my book.
Chopped cucumber, tomato and onions had been folded into the basmati rice which likewise was commented on favorably more than once. The rice was cooked perfectly, and the addition of Maydoon Dressing took it to the next level.
I now have a new list – of the Maydoon menu items I want to try next!
What has been your experience at Maydoon Persian Restaurant? Do you have a favorite dish?
Maydoon Persian Restaurant Snapshot:
- 1501 16th Street, #111, Sacramento, CA (near P Street)
- (916) 382-4309
- Hours: Monday – Wednesday (11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.); Thursday – Saturday (11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.); Sunday (Noon to 8:00 p.m.)
- Outdoor Patio
- Street Parking
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