This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!Buzz·Posted on Jun 8, 201420 Persian Foods To Blow Your Taste Buds AwayFor those who haven't experienced the amazing flavors of Iran, you've been missing out. And no, hummus is not Persian food.by TyanaTCommunity ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Doogh honestcooking.com Ditch the water and start your meal off with a classic Iranian beverage. Mint, yogurt, and club soda all in one refreshing drink. 2. Ash Reshte aashpazi.com You don't know soup 'til you've tried it Persian style. Fried onions, noodles, beans, and a milky topping of kashk. 3. Salad Olivieh javanrestaurant.com Chicken, eggs, potatoes, and pickles mixed with mayo for a Persian version of potato salad. 4. Dolmeh mypersiankitchen.com Grape leaves stuffed with meat and rice for a sweet and savory appetizer. 5. Mast o Khiar familyspice.com Change out the spinach and artichoke dip for a Persian spinach and yogurt dip. Yogurt, cucumber, and spinach combined in the ultimate dip. 6. Kashke Bademjan Via pinterest.com At an Iranian meal, you don't look for the bread and butter. You look for the bread and eggplant. With fried onions, eggplant, and herbs, this creamy spread beats butter any day. 7. Tadig turmericsaffron.blogspot.com Rice fried to a golden perfection, this is often served not only as part of an entree, but as an appetizer itself. 8. Adas Polo nadeinthekitchen.wordpress.com No Persian meal is complete without rice, or "polo". Raisins, lentil, and rice, topped with tadig to add that extra crunch. 9. Chelo Kabab Via pinterest.com This is the most popular dish in every Persian restaurant. Beef kabob, roasted tomatoes, and rice — simple and delicious. 10. Zereshk Polo cinnamoneats.com If you're a "dessert before dinner" kind of person, you'll love this dish. A sweet mix of rose water, barberries, and rice, with savory chicken to balance everything out. 11. Albaloo Polo yelp.com Sweet not your thing? This dish packs a punch with its sour cherries, pistachios, and cherry juice-soaked rice. 12. Fesenjan minimalistbaker.com This chicken stew has a unique flavor, with pomegranate syrup, chicken, and walnuts poured over and eaten with rice. 13. Ghormeh Sabzi adventuressheart.com The ultimate Persian comfort food. A beef stew with kidney beans, turmeric, a mix of herbs, and a serving of rice. 14. Kotlet mypersiankitchen.com Kotlet, cutlet — see what Iranians did there? This is basically an American beef cutlet with a Persian twist, adding potatoes and turmeric in the mix, and serving it in a lavosh bread sandwich with pickles and tomatoes. 15. Zoolbia and Bamieh Via youtube.com The two most commonly paired and widely popular Persian desserts! Rosewater flavored, flour based, and deliciously sweet. 16. Nazook avocadopesto.com A flaky pastry with a sweet walnut and vanilla filling. Great for an afternoon treat. 17. Gaz vingle.net A different kind of candy than lollipops, this chewy mixture of rose water, pistachios, and a special plant's sap is a candy traditionally served with tea. 18. Shole Zard panoramio.com Almonds, pistachios, saffron, rosewater, and cinnamon — not what you normally expect in rice pudding. But you can't have Persian rice pudding without a few extra ingredients! 19. Saffron Ice Cream lawsofbaking.com Iranians give a whole new meaning to the term "ice cream sandwich". Taking saffron to a new level, this common dessert is a creamy, custard-based saffron ice cream. Served between thin wafers and sprinkled with pistachios, it's the perfect ice cream treat. 20. Chai gypsypurplehome.tumblr.com No Persian meal is complete without Iran's golden tea and a few sugar cubes.