Local food of Mashhad

Fesendjoon combines some of most prized ingredients. The meat, often chicken or duck, is stewed for hours in a sauce made of walnuts and pomegranate syrup. The end result doesn’t look particularly good, but it is one of the most delicious dishes. Even though the use of spices in fesendjoon is very moderate it is nevertheless very rich in flavour. Some like it a bit more sweet. Others prefer the sour taste.