Rasht city is located in the province that from one way it is near the sea and from the other way it is near forest and mountains so you can find many variations of products and souvenirs in this beautiful green city. It is enough that you go to the Rasht big market and find whatever that you wish there. Rasht has many variations in the part of souvenirs and here you can find some of them.
Some of Rasht souvenirs are as follow:
- Orange Jam
- Pumpkin Jam
- Halva brain
- Varieties of birds and fish
- Pomegranate paste
- Orange flower jam
- Many kinds of pickles
- Fooman Muffins
- Lahijan Muffins
Rasht Reshteh khoshkar
Reshteh Khoshkar is one of the traditional pastry of Rasht and Gilan province that it can be prepared in travel to this city as a souvenir and consume it.
Reshteh khoshkar shows the attitude of Gilani women because this is the pastry that most of them make at home. This pastry has lots of popularity among the people that travel to this region. For preparing this pastry you can go to the confectionaries in this city and buy Reshteh Khoshkar that it makes in front of you. This pastry is, in fact, the cut paste that contains: Nuts brain, cardamom, and spices in the middle of itself. After that, the pastry prepares it will fry in the oil.
These are the reason that this pastry has the oily, sweet and very delicious taste.
Gilani peoples usually make and consume this pastry at home in the Ramadan month. If you have traveled to Rasht city don’t forget to buy this tasty pastry as the souvenir and eat it with tea either.
The whitefish of Rasht
The most delicious souvenir of Rasht city is its Whitefish that is hunting from the Caspian Sea and the rivers in the Gilan province. Whitefish is one of the most desirable fish of the North of Iran. This kind of fish has excellent taste and it is also odorless. Although eating it because of so many tiny bones inside, is not without controversy. People make white fish near the white rice or in the shape of the full stomach. Fish has the many health benefits and consuming it is recommended weekly for everyone by doctors. Fish is the resource for the A, B, D vitamins,omega-3, calcium, phosphorus, and iodine.
For buying fresh white fish go to the Rasht big market.
When you are speaking about the North provinces of Iran undesirably you remember the name of the rice before everything. North of Iran has one of the best rice of whole world. Rasht is also one of the manufacturers and providers of cultivated rice for Gilan province. The quality of rice of Gilan is show in their smell and flavor of them also if you put them in your hand you can feel that your hand come to be oily. The people of gilan and Rasht make rice in a different way and consume it. They try to maintain the vitamins and properties of the rice. So don’t forget to buy rice from the North of Iran. Rive is also the most valuable souvenir of Gilan Province.
Tea is cultivating in many cities of Gilan Province such as : Rasht, Fooman, Langerud, Somesara, Siahkal. Rasht except of preparing and cultivating tea supply it either and the travelers can easily find their desirable tea there. Tea is the appropriate option as the souvenir because it has the excellent scent and taste and it has also takes less space than the other souvenirs such as Rice. Drinking tea is good for refreshment. Infuse of tea with additives such as orange flower, Cardamom, cinnamon and… each one has advantages and properties.
Rasht Rice Bread
Rasht rice bread that it calls Timi Jan is the kind of bread that is make from the rice flour. Rasht rice bread in terms of appearance is round and thin. Timi Jan is the name of the village that this kind of bread is prepare there and it is specially for there and after that it has find the way to the Rasht markets. Rasht rice bread make by the hand of the tasteful and artist Gilani women that they prepare it specially for Eid and their guests. This pastry because of the Rice flour that it contain has the sweet taste. Rasht people consume this pastry with sesame pudding that is too much tasty and delicious. Rice bread of Rasht is a good souvenir and it is enough to consume it only one time to come to be its client.