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So far niroj has created 9 blog entries.
19 05, 2017

Kurdish Scientist Turned Restaurateur, Cultural Ambassador

May 19th, 2017|

For many, Nîroj Kurdish Cuisine serves not only as an ethnic restaurant, but an impromptu embassy for Kurdish people. Without a recognized country, there is no official embassy established for them. However, Nîroj is the only Kurdish fine-dining restaurant on the West coast, and has become a Southern California hub for Kurdish people, culture, and of course, [...]

27 01, 2017

“Food Talk Central” Visits Nîroj Cuisine

January 27th, 2017|

Online food reviewer “Food Talk Central,” wrote about their visit to Niroj. They spoke about their favorite dip, Hesandin, and their delight at the Kurdish bread. The review delves into the similarities and differences between Kurdish cuisine and the rest of Middle Eastern cooking. As they explain, there is something familiar about most dishes, but [...]

8 01, 2017

Pulitzer Prize Winner, Jonathon Gold, Explains What Makes Kurdish Cooking Unique

January 8th, 2017|

LA Times review of Niroj by Pulitzer Prize-winning food reviewer, Jonathan Gold, explores his experience on his first visit to Niroj. As he explains, Niroj strives at honing in on the particular culture of Kurdish cooking. There is a misunderstanding that Kurdish food is essentially just a representation of whichever part of Kurdistan the chef [...]

3 02, 2016

Allison Levine Shares Her First Kurdish Cuisine Experience

February 3rd, 2016|

“Please the Palate” writer, Allison Levine wrote about how one of a kind Niroj is. As the only fine dining Kurdish restaurant on the West Coast, there truly is nothing else like it. She gives the reader background into where the Kurdish cuisine originated, and what makes it different from the rest of Middle Eastern [...]