Eating Ox Brain at Majid’s Persian Kabab

We had dinner at Majid’s Persian Kabab, a small food place which may look simple and uninviting for some, but in my mind I was pretty sure it had it’s own appeal considering that Jess insisted that we try it out. The aroma of well seasoned barbecued meat was already wafting through the air. They serve kebabs, flat breads, Biryani and many other Iranian food to which you can choose from at very affordable prices! Sadly, I didn’t get to take a photo of the place but all I can say was that it was an open area which was well ventilated. Some would say that this would be an eatery with it’s quaint monobloc chairs and tables arranged simply.majid5 Of course I had to pick out the Goat Kabab! I’ve not tried this one yet and it was served with flatbread, a side of yogurt, a grilled tomato and hot sauce! You could roll it into some sort of Shawarma. The meat we excellently done, it wasn’t gamey at all. It was delicious especially  with the hot sauce. Their servings were slightly small but you’d be surprised how heavy this is for the tummy. We had salad to go with this as well. AS you can see it was diced and seasoned with olive oil and some sort of vinaigrette.majid3majid1 Here’s something I’ve been meaning to try after reading the menu, can you guess what it is?majid2 It’s Ox brains! Don’t let that thought make you cringe though. I’m pretty sure this was what they call Maghz. Steamed brain from a bovine and doused with olive oil and turmeric and then pan-fried! I’m pretty sure this may look slightly unappetizing but it’s worth a try if you’re up for a gastronomic adventure at 40php only! I generously squeezed some calamondins on if before my first bite. The texture was very creamy, not as slimy as you may think and flavor was very interesting especially if you’re the type that’s quite fond of bone marrow from Bulalo! I ordered three servings of this one because I’m pretty sure there’s nothing like this back at home!majid4If you ever find yourself in Davao, do look for this place for tasty gem of a Persian food that won’t hurt your pocket! Majid’s Persian Kabab is located at J. Rizal St., 8000 Davao City, Philippines You can check out their facebook page here. They open Mondays to Saturdays 11:30 am to 10:00 pm (take note, not open on Sundays)

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