If you've been looking for a meat-free alternative to your favorite Middle Eastern kebab, Persia Grill has a vegan option for you.
Try out the local restaurant's plant-based kebab, available in both ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat options.
Persia Grill's preservative-free, GMO-free, plant-based kebab mix makes use of international company Beyond Meat's vegan ground beef, mixed in with select herbs and spices. Beyond Beef contains no soy and no gluten, and is mainly made with pea protein, rice protein, canola oil, coconut oil, and natural flavors.
For home cooks, Persia Grill's 400-gram frozen kebab mix pack (P760) is convenient and easy to prepare. After slightly thawing, just cut and mold the kebab mix into your desired shape and then pan-fry it over medium heat in either cooking oil or butter (butter adds more flavor) until your kebab is golden brown and crisp on the outside. You can also opt to grill the kebab over charcoal.
The tasty plant-based kebab is slightly crisp on the outside, while tender, soft, and juicy on the inside. It doesn't have a strong Middle Eastern flavor and doesn't taste exactly like beef, but Beyond Beef's umami-filled, savory flavor profile makes up for it, as well as its chewy, meat-like texture. The kebab also tastes great doused in Persia Grill's homemade garlic yogurt sauce and drizzled with their signature hot arson sauce. Note: The sauces are not vegan.
The original garlic sauce can be bought in 450 ml bottles for P299, and the hot sauce in 150 ml bottles for P220.
Complete your kebab meal with roasted tomatoes, fresh onions, and basmati rice (which Persia Grill also sells) on the side!
Persia Grill sells a ready-to-eat version from their kitchen for P469, which includes two pieces of the vegan kebab with basmati rice and grilled tomatoes. A meal of one kebab skewer, buttered rice, and grilled tomato costs P215. You can also have it as a pita wrap for P225.
For other flavorful vegan options, Persia Grill's samosas won't disappoint – the savory pastries are stuffed with a well-spiced filling of potatoes, cashew nuts, raisins, and peas. A frozen pack of 12 pieces costs P320 – all you have to do is toast them in the oven. Their falafels (P320) are also worth a try – crunchy vegetarian patties made from ground chickpeas, garbanzos, and other spices. Both items aren't complete without Persia Grill's yogurt sauce!
Freshly-made hummus and freshly-baked pita bread are also available for P380 and P150, respectively.
If she’s not writing about food, she’s probably thinking about it. From advertising copywriter to freelance feature writer, Steph Arnaldo finally turned her part-time passion into a full-time career. She’s written about food, lifestyle, and wellness for Rappler since 2018.