We’ve known Kian Kazemi as the former housemate from ABS-CBN’s reality show Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Season 2 in 2007. But even before he entered “Bahay ni Kuya,” he is enjoying his life as a model. A Filipino-Iranian descent, by his Iranian father and Filipina mother, Kian admits, even before he was still a student, he really has a passion for entrepreneurship. He sells special made to order kebabs to his classmates and he even buys and sells NBA cards only to earn an allowance for himself. Being that independent as he is, he had engaged himself into several TV commercials also long before he entered PBB.
A graduate of Hotel and Restaurant Institutional Management (HRIM) in College of Saint Benilde in Taft Avenue, Manila, he claims himself a “Restaurateur.” Coming from a business-oriented family, his family owns the Kazemi Persian Carpet business in Arnaiz Ave.(formerly Pasay Road), Makati City near San Lorenzo Village.
At the very young age of 25, he now owns and manages their 6 branches of Persia Grill. He really got everyone’s nods of the head when he told us that he knows how to cook everything.
I firmly believe that this young man will really go places. He has built a career of his own as an actor, model and restaurateur; plus, he made his parents really proud of him, his achievements and I think he can be a role-model as well to this emerging young generation.
Talk about his love life, well, your guess is as good as ours …. he has a love life! Oh, boy, she’s not only gorgeous, she’s smart, witty and equally independent and responsible as her boyfriend, Kian.
The taste of Persia Grill’s specialties like
All of the above specialties are served with Persian rice.
One of the dishes that was served to us was the Gormeh Sabzi, a Persian herb stew with the main ingredients are a a mixture of sautéed herbs, consisting mainly of parsley, leek and a smaller amount of fenugreek leaves –where this is usually the dry herb of the mix. This mixture is cooked with kidney beans, or black eyed peas, red onions, chopped chives with seasoned lamb shank or sometimes veal meat. You have to really take it while it’s hot, for more tasteful experience plus the fact, that it’s a real healthy and winner dish.
And oh, before I forget, Peshgahza was also a big hit for all of us; it is a combination of their self-made dips, served with Pita breads. And don’t walk-away from Persia Grill without having their Creamy Yogurt Shake, it is a must, I tell you.
Since I’m a big fan of tomato, which is rich in antioxidant and the carotenoid Lycopene, I am also recommending their mashed grilled tomatoes with their very special secret recipe dressing. It’s not only healthy, it savors the flavor of everything you eat.
And of course, the most essential part of this visit was the taste of Kian’s hospitality, simplicity, openness and courteousness. We can never forget Kian’s and the rest of his staff’s friendly treatment not only to us (bloggers) but to their other customers.
Truly indeed, that afternoon was a very fulfilling and healthy meal not only to our palates but also an additional memoir to our experiences. Good luck Kian to all your future endeavours!
Other Persia Grill branches: Valero St., Makati; Legaspi St. Makati; Megastrip, Megamall; SM Skygarden, North Edsa Ecoplaza, Q.C. and University Mall, Taft Ave., Manila
They will come up with their own website soon, it’s Persiagrill.ph and please like their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/persiagrill
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