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Taste Afghan, Persian Syrian & Turkish

Merrylands, Australia

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Experience hosted by Lesley

3.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Traditional stories & recipes have come on long journeys from homes in Afghanistan, Syria and Persia!
Afghan, Syrian, Persian & Turkish street food, sweets and spiced ice cream, spiced teas, some of the best rice and bread in the world.
Enjoy dishes lovingly prepared and shared with you by the newest Australians. Traditional recipes have come on long (and sometimes perilous) journeys from homes in Syria, Afghanistan and Persia (Iran), brought to keep these homelands alive in hearts and bellies. These dishes are shared with you as our new neighbours and friends.
3.5-hour guided cultural tasting tour with stories and delicious dishes brought to Australia by our newest refugee communities.
Indulge in delicious hearty dishes new to Australia. Afghan bread and dumplings, Syrian breakfast, Persian treats, sweets and ice-cream.
Meet talented refugee guides, chefs and business owners. Hear their stories from home and from their journeys to Australia.
Ample food equivalent to a generous meal (& more). Short to medium walking. Limited options for vegetarians and gluten free.
Traditional stories & recipes have come on long journeys from homes in Afghanistan, Syria and Persia!
Afghan, Syrian, Persian & Turkish street food, sweets and spiced ice cream, spiced teas, some of the best rice and bread in the world.
Enjoy dishes lovingly prepared and shared with you by the newest Australians. Traditional recipes have come on long (and sometimes perilous) journeys from homes in Syria, Afghanistan and Persia (Iran),…

Lesley's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Not good for vegetarian/vegans/gluten-free.
  • Drinks
    Pomegranate juice
From £58
/ person
Fri, 29 Jan
18:00 - 21:30
£58 per person
£58 per person
Fri, 5 Feb
18:00 - 21:30
£58 per person
£58 per person
Sun, 7 Feb
11:00 - 14:30
£58 per person
£58 per person

Meet your host, Lesley

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Taste Cultural Food Tours was established to create a culturally connected Australia, and to provide training and employment opportunities for migrants and refugees..

We are offering food tours where will hear stories from new Australians, while we share these deliciously diverse dishes.

Your guide, Parastoo is a Merrylands local with great knowledge on the area, it's people, history and cuisine. She in a refugee who arrived from Indonesia, where her family lived for 12 years after escaping from Afghanistan. She is the mother of a beautiful baby boy and studying to be a teacher.
Taste Cultural Food Tours was established to create a culturally connected Australia, and to provide training and employment opportunities for migrants and refugees..

We are offering food tours where will hear stories from new Australians, while we share these deliciously diverse dishes.

Your guide, Parastoo is a Merrylands local with great knowledge on the area, it's people, history and cuisine. She in a refugee who arrived from Indonesia, where her family lived for 12 y…
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About the organisation: Taste Cultural Food Tours



We are a social enterprise and charity established to create a culturally connected Australia, and all our profits are used to provide training and employment opportunities for migrants and refugees, supporting them into the career path of their choosing.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Taste Cultural Food Tours.

Where you'll be

. You start with a Syrian breakfast and ICE CREAM! then you will enjoy a quick stopover for Turkish street food and then indulge in an Afghan feast which includes delicious grilled meat kebabs, fluffy and tasty flat bread, and dishes that are as marvelous as ‘Mantu’ can be. You will discover the flavours created by the addition of dried limes and saffron, and enjoy some of the best rice and bread to be had anywhere in the world.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

David
November 2020
We had a wonderful time and Alaa was a great host
Honor
October 2020
This was the most wonderful day tasting incredible food and hearing history, culture and personal narratives from Alaa our wonderful host.
Toni
March 2019
What a fantastic day! I loved every bit of it.

Choose from available dates

5 available
  • Fri, 29 Jan
    18:00 - 21:30
    £58 per person
  • Fri, 5 Feb
    18:00 - 21:30
    £58 per person
  • Sun, 7 Feb
    11:00 - 14:30
    £58 per person
  • Sun, 14 Feb
    11:00 - 14:30
    £58 per person
  • Sun, 21 Feb
    11:00 - 14:30
    £58 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

A bottle of water

Wear comfortable shoes