I been here a few weeks ago and I had a craving over the weekend, so I came by for lunch.
I last had the baby lamb biryani. So this time round, I ordered the Chicken Briyani, which cost $8.50.
I also had the Mango Lassi: $4. This was vacuum sealed in a plastic cup, just like bubble tea.
To end, I had the Kulfi: $2.50. This was a small cup with an ice cream stick stuck on one end. Pull the ice cream out from the cup and enjoy. It’s packed with crushed pistachio nuts at the top and the middle of the ice cream. The kulfi is milky in taste and reminds me of condensed milk.
A good meal and I enjoyed it a lot.
My friend had casually mentioned about this nasi biryani that is very good and that the mutton biryani costs $15. I was intrigued but we just had lunch, so we couldn’t go check it out immediately.
After a couple of weeks, I asked him out for lunch and suggested to visit this eatery. He promptly agreed. We headed over to this eatery, located at Little India – off Serangoon Road.
It’s located in a corner non-descript shophouse. If my friend had not brought me here, I would have just walked past it.
There were limited seats and they were packed. We managed to get a seat soon, as a table was just vacated.
- Baby Goat/ Lamb Briyani: $15. This is cooked dum-briyani style where the meat is cooked in the rice.
The meat is well marinated with herbs and spices and the flavour permeated to the biryani rice, which made it tasty. The meat is tender and tender. It pulls apart easily.
The rice portion is generous and I was more than full after polishing off the whole plate.
- Mango Lassi: $4. Served in pre-packed and sealed plastic container, just like bubble tea. Just head over to the fridge near the counter at the back and help yourself. They use normal plastic straws which cannot be poked into the plastic lid. So get a toothpick from the counter and poke a hole before inserting your straw in. Its mango flavoured. Nice and refreshing.
I spent $19 for my meal. Overall, a good meal.
This is definitely a good nasi biryani that you must try!
My colleagues and I went to this place over lunch time as reviews were good. However...
1. No waiter service
2. No menu given
3. No choice of drinks
4. Stall looks like 1960s, looks old and it hasnt been washed for years
5. Cramp and dark. It feels like we can choke on our food
6. Unhygenic practice (holding money and culteries etc. without washing hands)
7. Stained chairs
8. Back of house was visible and it look unhygenic and messy
9. Dining area look cluttered and ther were holes on the wall.
10. For a $15 biryani, no gravy and achar was given with food. Too expensive
11. No hot drinks option on menu. Limited to only self-service canned drinks.
12. Staff appeared to be agitated, grumpy and unfriendly maybe because they are not worried about customers who walk away. We walked into the shop and the service asked 'What do you want?'
13. NEA and CASE need to inspect this place. Was wondering if they pass any food and hygience certification? As there were no grading on displayed.
Overall, do not visit this place. Better off to visit other ordinary coffee shop that sells Biryani.