I am going to China for Chelo Kabob

by Faramarz_Fateh

This Friday, I will fly to China to meet up with my wife and my son.  They've been there for over 3 months now.

They have not been to Bejing or Shanghai yet so we are hoping to go do that together.  My son however, like his dad is a chelokabob-o-holic and is craving a soltani badly.  Thats all he is talking about over the phone for the past few weeks.

I have heard there are chelokabobis in Bejing and Shanghai.  If you know anything about these places like their addresses or which one is better than the other, please let me know.

During this visit, if my wife allows me, I will attempt to interview people in the Iranian embassy.  If I am successful, I'll post my interview on here. 


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Thank you Yolanda

by Faramarz_Fateh on

I printed your list and will take it with me.

As for the Chelokabob, its in our genes!  But any chelokabob is better than McDonald's.




by yolanda on

Sightseeing is more important. You can always get your Persian food here. Of course, you don't want to disappoint your son and yourself with bad food! Following sites are great:

Forbidden City/Tiananmen Square

Summer Palace

Great Wall

Bird's Nest Stadium & Water Cube Aquatic Center

Emperor' tomb

Peking duck (it is greasy! Kebab is way more healthful!)

Beihai Park

Xiangshan Park

Have a great time! 


Delaram Banafsheh (Yolanda)

"Cactus in the Desert"


In Bejing

by Babak_SD on

you may want to try Rumi restaurant.  Don't know the address but I think someone in your hotel maybe able to "google" it in Chinese and find the address and phone #.

Be forewarned, the quality and taste will not be the same as what you are used to in Southern California.

Maziar is right, I also remember seeing a restaurant called Shiraz; but don't remember if it was in Bejing of Shanghai

maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

Mr. Fateh enjoy the reunion,Ms. yolanda's infos. and links are hard to pass however I'd seen a china photo essay trip on Iranian.com and YES there was a persian restaurnt called SHIRAZ. you may want to check with foad or jj in admin to get that blog,photo and address.  NI HAO Maziar


This reminds me of the American's relationship with McDonalds!

by Datis on

With all respect for Faramarz and of course Chelo Kabab (of which I am a great fan too), this really reminds me of the American people who desperately seek for the nearest McDonalds wherever in the world the travel to.

I have personally been asked several times by the American tourists where the nearest McDonalds was! Funnily enough, when they get together to talk about their tourism experiences, all they talk about is where they had the best McDonalds (I am talking about most but not all Americans). Is this not the idea to experience the culture, etc (comprising cusine) of the country that we are travelling too?

Sorry for the rant, I'm only expressing my personal opinion.

By the way, if you happen to travel to London at any time, I will be more than happy to recommend the best Chelokabab or McDonalds (the latter is easier becasue they all the same sugar!)!


Have a safe journey and wonderful time in China.




by yolanda on

 I am super jealous of you 'cause I want to go to Beijing badly...my brother just visited Beijing and got back 2 weeks ago, unfortunately he is not a big fan of Kebab, but he told me that there are Xinjiang restaurants managed by Uighurs in Bejing, kebab is their specialty:




When you come back, could you please do a photo essay besides the political blog?

I have a Googoosh CD, called "Last Call", it sounds just like Chinese Uighurs' music to me. To me there is no difference. I personally feel there are a lot of similarities between Iranians and Uighurs, the following photos are from Xinjiang, the Chinese Uighur's province & Beijing:




Xinjiang has pomegranates, too:


Uighurs eat kebab, too:


Uighurs are muslims, too:


Uighurs' architecture looks Persian, too:


Uighurs pray, too:


Uighurs' alley looks like the alley in Yazd:


The Uighur women wear scarves, too:


Uighurs move their shoulders a lot when they dance:


Uighurs use hand-drums as their musical instruments, too:



Have a great trip! I look forward to your blog or photo essay after your trip!


Delaram Banafsheh (Yolanda)

"Cactus in the Desert"