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Basmati Rice: Persian Perfection

If you’ve ever had the rice we serve here at Moby Dick House of Kabob, you may wonder why it tastes so different from the kind of rice you cook at home.

The answer actually isn’t a secret —it’s because we use basmati rice.

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The Perfect Pita

When most people think of naan, they specifically think of an Indian flatbread. However, the word “naan” just means bread and can refer to many different types. At Moby Dick House of Kabob, our naan is pita.

Like most bread, pita is only made of four basic ingredients — flour, water, salt, and yeast. But an astonishing number of different bread varieties have evolved out of those humble beginnings. Pita is sturdy and can hold up to being dipped,

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Moby’s Honored at Restaurant Association of Maryland Awards

It’s been a season of ups and downs for Moby Dick House of Kabob. One of the highlights was certainly being recognized at the 65th Annual Stars of the Restaurant Industry Awards. Hosted by the Restaurant Association of Maryland, this event provides an annual opportunity for Marylanders to acknowledge some of their favorite local restaurants.

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Moby Dick House of Kabob Recognized at RAMMY Awards

The 37th Annual RAMMY Awards are over and it was truly a night to remember. Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), this award recognizes the accomplishments of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community. It was started in the 1980s, consisting of just a small group of people, but over time, the RAMMYs were able to amass a guest list of over 2,000 people!

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Moby Dick House of Kabob Turns 30!

We are proud to announce that Moby Dick House of Kabob will soon be celebrating its 30th anniversary! Moby Dick House of Kabob was founded in 1989 by Mike Daryoush after he moved to the Washington, DC area from Iran. Daryoush had a vision for creating an excellent Persian restaurant with a Mediterranean flair. Over the past three decades, his vision has been realized, and we now have twenty-five Moby Dick House of Kabob locations.

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Moby Dick House of Kabob Grieves the Loss of Its Founder and President, Mike Daryoush

Mike Daryoush, Founder and President of one of Washington D.C.’s most beloved restaurants, Moby Dick House of Kabob, has died. He was 66. “With a heavy heart and great sadness, we regretfully announce the passing of the Founder and President of Moby Dick House of Kabob, Mike Daryoush, late on Thursday, May 9, 2019,” said Ned Daryoush, Vice President and Alex Momeni, Director & Chief Development Office for Moby Dick House of Kabob. Mr. Momeni added,

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How to Photograph Food for Instagram Posts (Part 2)

Taking photos of just the food itself can make the details look sharper. You can also take pictures of more than one dish or use a colorful background for more variety.

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How to Photograph Food for Instagram Posts (Part 1)

Have you ever wondered why so many Instagram pictures of food look so good? Restaurants often hire photographers for the sole purpose of taking pictures of their food, designed to make your mouth water on the spot. You can also take photos of your food from your mobile device, each looking good enough to be professional. So, let’s dive in to see how to take effective food photos for your Instagram account.

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Make March Matter with Moby Dick House of Kabob

Top-ranked hospital, Children’s National Medical Center, works to ensure that every child has access to the medical services they need. Each year, Children’s National provides about $71 million in uncompensated healthcare, treating more than 237,000 patients.

Moby Dick House of Kabob is proud to announce that they are partnering with Children’s National Medical Center in their second annual Make March Matter campaign. From March 1st through March 31st, customers at any of Moby Dick House of Kabob’s 24 restaurant locations are invited to make a donation to Children’s National.

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Sumac: One of Our Most Popular and Delicious Spices

There are some spices that, when applied to food, have a magical ability to bring out the best in a particular dish and make it even more flavorful. Sumac is one such spice. Here at Moby Dick House of Kabob, we love sumac—and so do our guests! That’s why we use it in so many of our dishes and offer it to our guests as a condiment. As you’ll soon find out, the origins and applications of this spice are actually quite fascinating.

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