Mozaffary Gaz – a tasty nougat from Iran

I had dinner tonight in a restaurant called Narcissus in Tehran. It was on the northern side of the city and the building was like a large greenhouse constructed in the shape of a pyramid. I thought it was quite unusual architecture for Iran, which tends to stick to the more Islamic styles.

The meal was okay – nothing special but nothing bad – and after dinner we had tea in the garden outside, served by a couple of waiters in traditional dress.

With the tea they served some beautiful Iranian white nougat. It was soft and tasty with lots of fresh pistachio nuts in it. I was told it was called Mozaffary Gaz, which is made in Esfahan, so I made a note of the name so I could buy some when I go to Esfahan tomorrow.

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