In Westwood’s Little Persia neighborhood (or Tehrangeles, as it’s often referred to), you can find aush reshteh (a strained yogurt and noodle-based soup) on the menu at most restaurants. Laziz Grill’s version is our favorite. Filled with lentils, chickpeas, fried onions, and chopped fresh herbs such as mint, parsley, and dill, this is the kind of soup that feels appropriate to eat no matter what the temperature is outside. Be sure to get involved with their skewers and tachin, a chicken and rice cake, as well.
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