A meeting on the south side and the opportunity for a solo lunch drew me over to Sabzy Persian Grill. I’ve heard a lot about Sabzy but haven’t had a chance to visit until just recently.
The outdoor patio (over on the west side of the building) looked inviting but since it was just me eating I opted for an indoor table. My order was a small version of one of their daily specials – the eggplant stew. (Apologies for the blurriness of the photo; I didn’t realize that I needed to retake the picture.) The stew came with a giant piece of tender eggplant, a number of pieces of flavourful chicken, and a preserved lemon, all placed on a bed of rice. I was warned not to take huge bites of the lemon, and it was for good reason. Instead of eating the lemon I squished it into my rice and over my chicken, giving the entire dish a pleasant tangy flavour.
It was a solid dish and service was very attentive. My only criticism is that I wish the eggplant had been cut up prior to being served.
Sabzy Persian Grill
10416 82 Avenue, Edmonton