inSing.com Editor •
23 Apr 2010 • 436 reviews • 32 followers
From the fluffy long-grained basmati rice down to the refreshing cucumber relish, Abak’s briyani was a thoughtful recipe of well-balanced flavours and textures.
To start with, the basmati had just a hint of flavour, providing a clean canvas for the intensity of the chicken rempah and dhal curry. Amazingly, the grains were not oily at all. The airy, toothsome rice had great texture and soaked up the curry beautifully.
We also loved the tender and succulent chicken leg, which was well-infused with a tasty and piquant spice marinade. The dhal curry was just as moreish. Chunky and robust with lentil, potato, carrot, and eggplant, it had a pleasant nutty fragrance, and complemented both the rice and chicken perfectly. A light and refreshing cucumber pickle rounded off this power briyani.
-- Julia Khoo