Taste of Afghanistan and Persia – Merrylands

Duration: 3.5 hours

Location: Merrylands





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(Fortnightly) Traditional recipes have come on long journeys from homes in Afghanistan and Persia! Taste the best on offer.

  • Turkish street food, Afghan and Persian feast, sweets and spiced ice cream, spiced teas, some of the best rice and bread in the world
  • 3.5-hour guided cultural tasting tour
  • food equivalent to a generous meal (or more)

Your tour guide will greet you at Asal Sweet, Merrylands.

Enjoy dishes lovingly prepared and shared with you by the newest Australians.  Traditional recipes have come on long (and sometimes perilous) journeys from homes in Afghanistan and Persia (Iran), brought to keep these homelands alive in hearts and bellies.

These dishes are shared with you as our new neighbours and friends. You will enjoy a quick stopover for Turkish street food and then indulge in an Afghan and Persian feast which includes delicate sweets and spiced ice cream, spiced teas, and dishes that are as ‘Dizi’ as their names and as marvelous as ‘Mantu’ can be. You will discover the flavours created by the addition of dried limes and saffron, and enjoy some of the best rice and bread to be had anywhere in the world.

Along the way you will meet generous business owners and hear stories of hopes and dreams of people making long journeys to a new life in Australia.

This is far from your typical food tour! If you like exploring new cultures and communities and building relationships through food, then this is the experience for you.

This tour is proudly supported through funding from Cumberland Council and NSW State Government though the Stronger Communties fund.

Meeting Location

Asal Sweet Merrylands
Memorial Avenue, Merrylands NSW, Australia

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What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we may be able to accommodate your needs. We note what allergies that we are not able to manage in the tour descriptions.

What tours are best for vegetarians or vegans?

‘Taste of Australia’ and ‘Taste of India’ tours are the best for vegetarians.

However, we can accommodate for vegetarians on all tours.

Unfortunately, there will only be limited tasting available for vegans. However, we can offer a totally vegan ‘Taste of Vietnam’ tour for a private group.

Are children allowed?

Yes! Our tours are family friendly. Children under 5 can attend for free and we have kid tickets (for 5-11 year olds) and youth tickets (12-18) available. All children and youth must be accompanied by an adult.

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"I can't say enough good things about this tour - food was amazing, all the businesses we visited were really friendly and helpful, and the guides, Parastoo and Latife, were both excellent, knowledgeable and extremely nice women."

Leets_2011, TripAdvisor

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