I have been wanting to try this Briyani for quite some time. I was slightly disappointed as my expectations were high. To state it point blank, the Briyani at Yakadar which is a little stall at Tekka market, blows this 90 year old restaurant’s dum briyani out the water. Somehow although the chicken was tender, there was no complexity in the taste of the curry. The one at Tekka Market has a lot more flavour and I guess it’s because the chicken is cooked with the rice in a big pot with a longer time for the flavours to get infused? Even the dhall at Yakadar is tastier. Perhaps Yakkadar’s briyani has been tweaked to suit the local tastebuds and the Islamic Restaurant’s version is the more authentic one. However, due to it’s history and ornate setting the place was so very crowded. As we were having lunch we noticed that there were people waiting for a table. I must say however that the Teh Alia (ginger milk tea) did not disappoint – it was out of this world.
No denying that this was lovely. I could have had a second cup.
The portion was very generous. The white plate was humongous. At Yakkadar you would only get a out half the portion.
The decor here reminds of of the Moghul empire.
If you drive, you can park your car at Jalan Kledek.
Famous Islamic Restaurant
745 North Bridge Road
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
Tel: 6298 7563