Taste of Isfahan

Most people know Isfahan with its historical buildings, mysterious turquoise tiles, old bridges over the Zayandeh-Rood River and the only four-sided shape square called Naghsh-e Jahan square; but Isfahan may be considered as a city with distinctive tastes as well, the city of Beryani, cold porridge, eggplant Halim, and Gosh-e Feel with doogh (Persian yoghurt drink).

Isfahan (IMNA) - Gosh-e Feel that is served with doogh (cold savory yogurt-based beverage) is a special snack in Isfahan that is the combination of sweet and salty tastes. This food can be found in the shops near Naghsh-e Jahan square and traditional Sofre Khanes. It has been eaten since the reign of Shah Abbas.

Like Zulbia and Bamiyeh, Goosh-e Feel is made of flour, syrup, and yogurt; this pastry is basically a deep-fried dough which is then soaked in a sweet syrup.  Its original form is like a big leaf and the ear of an elephant; this is the reason of its naming. If you'd like to add a bit more flavor, mint and the rose petal can be added to the local doogh as well.

People think that it is very strange to eat a sweet Gosh-e Feel with sour and salty doogh; at first, they hardly taste it, but most of them will like this taste and order the next glass of doogh to enjoy the taste more!