Ababu Persian Kitchen

November 20, 2013

Ababu Persian Kitchen

Momcee has been bugging us about trying out Ababu Persian Kitchen which is located at 75 Xavierville Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Metro Manila just because she wants us to experience the yogurt sauce that they are serving. I gave in to her request because I am huge fan of Persian cuisine as well as anything that is yogurt.


My expectation about Ababu Persian Kitchen is that the scenario will be as of that of Mister Kabab (West Avenue branch) - lights, tables, etc. - but it was not. Yes, I am a little disappointed because I expected to much and really thought that it will be the same as Mister Kabab but it wasn't. As a matter of fact, Ababu's setup is more of a "carenderia" style with mono block chairs and tables and used a fluorescent lights. I'm not complaining, I'm just describing here. Oh well, as far as I know the place is really popular among the students nearby who craves for Persian cuisine without breaking their bank.

Here is there menu along with the prices although I'm not sure if you can really see it that much but just so you know everything is under Php 200.00

ababu persian kitchen

We ordered the following: Shawarma Rice Meal, Keema Rice Meal, and Beef Shawarma Wrap.

ababu persian kitchen
Shawarma Rice Meal
Momcee, hubby and I ordered the same thing - Shawarma Rice Meal - and this meal cost at about Php 109. The plate is consist of oven roasted sirloin beef, chopped tomatoes and onions, egg, sweet corn, and rice topped butter served with bottomless iced tea.

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Keema Rice Meal
This was ordered by Philip, my sister's boyfriend, and cost at around Php 109 also. The place is consist of sautéed beef with tomatoes and onion, egg, sweet corn and rice topped with butter served with bottomless iced tea.

ababu persian kitchen
Beef Shawarma Wrap
My sister ordered this one and it cost at around Php 50.00 only. The plate is consist of oven roasted sirloan beef on pita bread with tomatoes and onions served with bottomless iced tea.

WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT ABABU PERSIAN KITCHEN?

I love that the price range of their menu are budget-friendly and that their garlic yogurt sauce is really the bomb. I can actually eat the sauce alone straight from the dispenser, haha. I also love that they served unlimited iced tea on a pitcher and not just on glasses. Yes, I was shocked when they placed an entire pitcher of iced tea on our table and Momcee informed me that that is how they serve the unlimited iced tea. I was really blown out, hahaha. Another thing that I love is their unusual serving of corn and egg which made them unique because I haven't seen Mister Kabab serve egg and corn.

Now for the downside, I'm not really sure if it happened all the time but when we ate at Ababu's our food was served about 20 or 30 minutes late. Ventilation is not enough to think that we went there in time for dinner. The store servants move so slow that we were able to call another servant from another before they finally entertained us. Sure food was good but not great because it feels like I am only eating a regular Tapsilog with a little twist.

Overall,. I'm not entirely saying goodbye to Ababu. Sure, I'll eat again but will not strongly recommend to others especially if you are fond of eating Persian cuisine like I do.

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49 comments

  1. I have yet to try Ababu! I am a big fan of Persian cuisine. Thanks for posting! :D

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    1. You are most welcome and I can't wait to hear your Ababu experience.

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  2. thank you for sharing! this persian foods just look extremely yummy! i'll definitely include this restaurant in my 'food trip' list.

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    1. You are most welcome. Please do let me know about your experience.

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  3. Well, maybe I'll be ordering the food to go and will not dine in hihi

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  4. oh the shawarma looks good mmmm I haven't had one for awhile thanks for reminding me hahahaha will have to find one soon!

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    1. Hahahaha! I hope your shawarma craving is all good now.

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  5. Interesting and yummy! I love corn and egg combined so this is a thumbs up for me. Although I hate waiting so that maybe an issue. I hope they can improve on that. Thanks for sharing this review! Here's another place to check out for me *w*

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  6. I have never tried dining at Mister Kebab but my boyfriend says their dishes are superb! Ababu Persian Kitchen also looks nice.

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    1. I totally love dining at Mister Kabab and your boyfriend is right. The food there are superb.

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  7. I think it's popular because of its price range. I'm sure in time they could improve on their service.

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    1. I guess so too and there is always a room for improvement. Hopefully the next time that we visit Ababu there will be a lot of changes.

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  8. Nice touch on their unlimited ice tea. But yes, poor ventilation and the long waiting is not encouraging. By the way is the shwarma meat tender?

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    1. I totally love what they did on their unlimited iced tea. Anyway, yes the meat is tender.

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  9. I'm not into Persian Food but I always want to try something new and different. I hope there's an Ababu Branch near our place (Around Taguig or Makati) so I can try it.

    http://shekinahjoy.com

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    1. I'm not sure if there is one on your area but will look into that for you.

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  10. I love ababu, my comfort food during college days :) because of this post, I might give them a visit one of these days :)

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    1. You must pay a visit and maybe make comparison on the then and now.

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  11. Looks yum~ Is this near Eastwood Q.C? I have a friend who loves Shawarma.
    I wanna visit 'em too :)

    Thanks for sharin'

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    1. I think medyo malayo sa Eastwood pero possible naman na mapuntahan.

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  12. Never tried Ababu before and their menu looks really good! Lots of choices to choose from. :)

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    1. It is really good especially the garlic yogurt sauce.

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  13. hahaha! i love how you stated, "im not complaining. im just describing" hahaha. anyway, that yogurt sauce makes me curious.

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  14. Wow! Everything under 200?! That's a great deal! I want to try Shawarma rice meal when I visit.

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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    1. Yes, everything under Php 200 and they have good serving.

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  15. Looks like a new place to go to for me! Then again it's very far from my place but the menu is interesting, I really like corn and egg you see. Heehe. But I hate waiting so that's something I'll probably have an issue with. Hooray for unli iced tea though!

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  16. The resto's name reminds me of the former UST basketball player, Dylan Ababou hahaha

    I haven't tried Persian cuisine yet, not even heard of it somewhere. I'm familiar with shawarma though I haven't tried it yet. Haha. The meals look so Pinoy to me, so I think I would be able to like them.

    I wish they have other branches.

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    1. Speaking of Dylan, he is actually my classmate from Kinder to High School.

      Anyway, you should go and try Persian Cuisine its really nice.

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  17. Yogurt sauce? I wonder how that will taste..
    Shawarma is one of my favorite snack when eating with my boyfriend. He's obviously addicted with Shawarma and our go-to stall is Turks.

    wow, 30 mins food preparation? The last time I waited long for the food, I almost walk out of the restaurant.

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    1. Yogurt sauce taste like, well, yogurt. Sorry, I don't have any other way to describe it.

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  18. I've tried Persian food before and loved it. I like the taste and texture of Persian food.

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    1. Persian cuisine is really mouthwatering and burst with flavors.

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  19. I have not tried Persian cuisine yet but it seems to be very palatable! :)

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  20. The Keema Rice Meal looks really so yummy! Nagugutom tuloy ako. Hihi. :))

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    1. They are delicious, haha. Ako nga din nagugutom, haha.

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  21. O.O; Drools!!!!
    I'm so jealous! all that looks soo good.. damn, i really miss how the philippines has so many delicious food!!!

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  22. I liked with some persian models before and no, I don't like the taste of their food. Huhuhu. There is this one persian restaurant here in Cebu as well that's always full so it makes me wonder if it was just my friends who cooked badly! :p

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    1. I'm guessing your friends are a really bad cook, haha! Kidding aside, maybe you are not really fond of how Persian food taste like.

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  23. hihi I haven't visited the place yet wil do soon :)

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  24. i love shawarma so i would most definitely enjoy trying this one out. hopefully i can go there one of these days :)

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