I am sure everyone has significant milestones in our own gastronomic journey. One of mine was my “baptism of fire” into Indian cuisine at the age of 13! Growing up in a Chinese family who seldom eat spicy food, I was caught unawares when my new secondary one friend invited me to his home for […]
Biryani is found all over India you can't have a serious conversation about the dish without the mentioning Hyderabadi dhum biryani. Biryani is synonymous with Hyderabad just like Malaysian bak kut teh and Port Klang.
This famously popular briyani stall is one of the most reclusive as well. Most people refer to it as the briyani in the coffeeshop next to Golden Mile Food Centre. The stall doesn't have a signboard and most people don't even know that it is called "Koothurar" restaurant. If there is any stall in Singapore that doesn't need extra publicity, then this is it.
I last blogged about Famous Islamic back in 2007 when the blog was barely six months old. Since then, they have moved further up North Bridge road, dropped the “Famous” from their name, and the given a much needed makeover. There has been very mixed reactions to this Biryani. Some people, especially those from overseas […]
This restaurant is closed I think there are essentially two schools of foodies when it comes to Nasi Biryani. There are those who like a heavy Biryani where the spices hit you like a truck and there are others who like the rice to be light and aromatic and decide how much masala they want […]
Arif tells me that since my first blog post about Bismullah Biryani, he has been motivated to further improve on his recipe because of the enthusiastic response of the kakis. Leading the way is our resident Biryani Buff, Cactuskit who has been the the restaurant 8 times over the last few weeks.I had issued Arif […]
Bismillah Biryani: Our Kakis’ current favourite Briyani
Mutton Dum Biryani $6 I think one of the most gratifying aspects of being a foodie is when you discover something tasty which your kakis have not tried before and when you bring them to try it, they congratulate you for having discovered “the find of the century”. OK, they did not actually say “the […]
Labrador Villa Food Centre: Food Centres should have World Heritage Status!
With smart and liverpool Lontong $2.50 At the rate the NEA are going with the upgrading of food centres, we will soon have nothing good left to eat! Just take the venerable Tiong Bahru Market for example. Tiong Bahru used to stand tall and proud as the place to eat. Now it seems like it […]
With Damien I remember some years back, MM Lee once mentioned that Singapore may merge with Malaysia in the future. This created such an uproar among the Malaysians, who simply don’t see any reason why they would want Singapore back with Malaysia. Culturally, Singapore and Malaysia are very close and it used to be that […]
Geylang (Hamid’s) Briyani Stall: I went back 3 times in a week! Geylang Serai Temp Mkt Part 1 of 5
Once in a long while, you get so enamoured by a certain dish that you just keep going back because you can’t get enough of it. This is precisely what happened to me when I first tasted Hamid’s Briyani last week. This recommendation came from a comment from one of the numerous “Anonymous” readers of […]
House of Briyani: Nice Rice! Briyani Challenge Round 3 of 3
I am not sure if it is fair to enter this Briyani as a challenger because they don’t actually sell Indian Briyani. They sell Afghan, Iranian and Turkish Dum Briyani instead. At $5.80 per plate it is definitely one of the more expensive Briyanies around. But as you will see, it is a matter of, […]
Famous Islamic Beryani: 90 years and still going! Briyani Challenge Round 2 of 3
Now this is probably the GrandDaddy of Briyanies and definitely one of the oldest eateries that I have blogged. Its been around since 1921 and when you walk into the restaurant, it feels as if you just walked through a time portal. Man, when this place was fashionable, my father wasn’t even an idea yet! […]