Catajan: Uncle Hosein’s good food


CHEF Hosein Doustar wants the Pine city to get a taste of authentic Iranian cuisine.

Hole in the wall restaurant, AmoHosein, has opened its doors at Barangay New Lucban, serving Iranian food at rock bottom student prices.

“Amo” means uncle in Iranian thus starting the tradition of Hosein being everybody’s favorite uncle who cooks good food.

Uncle Hosein said keeping his prices low will attract more people and he believes by word of mouth, the small restaurant will survive.

AmoHosein is the first and only Iranian resto in the city and according to Uncle Hosein, his food is the best.

Uncle Hosein has been a chef since he was 19 years old, working odd jobs in the kitchens of Dubai, Italy, Ukraine, Germany and Jordan.

“Iranian food is not spicy, it is a balanced meal with meat, vegetables and yogurt based sauces, it can also be for vegetarians and meat lovers alike.”

AmoHosein appetizers include Mirza Ghasemi, olovieh, shirazi, season and yogurt cucumber salad. Sandwich selections include Cuttlet, Olovieh, Falafel and Nan Taftan.

Uncle Hosein said “All Iranian food is balanced.”

Main courses have the selection of Chelo kebabs in chicken, Tikka with rice and beef, boneless chicken grill with homemade yogurt, chicken bar berry, biryani rice in fish, beef and chicken. Group meals also include a mixed kebab platters for couples and groups of four and six.

Uncle Hosein has decided to live here in the city with his Filipina wife, Lanie and their two children.

AmoHosein sells bread dough you can take home and cook on your own as well as specialty sauces and meats you can ask to be prepared. Their small store is located at New Lucban behind STI College.


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