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| Rasht, the capital of Gilan province and the largest and most populous city in Iran on the Caspian Sea coast. In 2015, Rasht was selected as a creative city in the field of nutrition.
The city of Rasht is in a province that the Caspian sea surrounds it on one side; and Alborz mountains and forests are on the other side. And that’s why we can see a variety among the souvenirs of this city. As you know there are always to kinds of souvenirs in all cities of the world. The kind you can eat, in my opinion, are the best souvenirs! And there are the kinds that you can buy as a handicraft. You can give them as a gift to loved ones or have on your shelf as a memento.
The souvenirs of Rasht city are so many that if we want to talk about all of them, It’ll take forever! So in this article we’re just going to tell you about the famous ones that you can eat.
The well-known souvenirs of Rasht that you can eat are: Olives, Reshteh Khoshkar, pomegranate sauce, an special cookie, Khakare Debij and Bahar Narenj (orange blossom) Jam.
Rasht is one of the country’s olive sources. Rasht, Rudbar and Manjil bazaars are full of olive shops that sell olive, olive oil and something specifically founded in Rasht, called Zeytoon (olive) Parvardeh. In Rasht, you can always see people eating green olive with white fish.
They mix this kind of olive with garlic, pomegranate sauce, local vegetables and walnut.
This sweet is very popular in Rasht, which you can find it in all the confectioneries of the city. Reshteh Khoshkar is a paste cut in stripes. It has nuts, cardamom and spices the middle and then they roast it in oil. People usually eat this sweetie with tea.
Pomegranate sauce is one of the most delicious souvenirs you can find in Rasht. ]t is very popular and used in most of the foods and appetizers of Rasht.
The special cookies of Rasht are from Fooman and Lahijan cities. These cookies are one of the oldest cookies baked in Iran. And they get their name after the city of it’s origin. In the past, this cookie was known only in Fooman city and the surrounding areas; and the women cooked it only at home for their own consumption. But as the region became touristy, people in other cities tasted this cookie and it became so popular; and now you can find these cookies in most Iranian cities.
If you want to find the best Fooman cookie in Rasht, go to “Sabzeh Meidan“. There you can find and taste the most delicious cookie of Rasht.
Khakare Debij or KaKa is one of the oldest sweeties of Rasht which you can cook on the stove. The ingredients of this souvenir are white flour, sugar, walnuts, saffron, milk, eggs and cinnamon.
Mat weaving is one of the most important and the most popular handicrafts in Rasht. They are plants that grow in swamps. Simple and colorful mats are a good choice to get as a souvenir of Rasht. If you want to buy these wicker items from Rasht yourself, go to the Rasht bazaar.