Narenj and Toranj is more of a catering kitchen than a restaurant. Located in the China Cluster of International City, it serves home-style, affordable Persian-Iranian food. Their menu (which can be accessed online) covers most of the classics, from Khoresh (stews) to Kababs, and includes a dish-of-the-day which can be sent to you by WhatsApp once you put yourself on their distribution list.
We ordered Khoresh Ghormeh Sabzi and Kashk-e Badenjan. If there is one dish which best symbolises Iran’s love affair with fresh green herbs in its cuisine, it is Ghormeh Sabzi; a closely guarded combination of finely chopped fresh baby spinach, parsley, coriander, Persian leek, and fenugreek, slow cooked with lamb, dried limes, and either kidney beans or black-eyed peas (depending on which part of the country it is being prepared in). Ghormeh Sabzi is a dish as visually arresting as it is delightfully fragrant and mouth-wateringly delicious. Many consider it the unofficial national dish of Iran (after Chelo Kabab). Narenj and Toranj make a decent Ghormeh Sabzi. Their Kashk-e Badenjan was also good.
Calling and ordering food is a cinch (an additional number to call is 0507144271). If you’re in doubt what to order, ask for Ms Manijeh – she will talk you through their menu. Another great thing about these guys is that they have their own delivery service, and it’s quick. We got our order, on both occasions we ordered from them, within 45 minutes. Also, note that they do catering. So, if you live anywhere between Mirdif and Motor City and fancy ordering in a decent Persian-Iranian meal which won’t break your wallet, Narenj and Toranj is most certainly a good option to consider.
Waste NOT. Want NOT.