With its fiery orange interior and wall photos of spices and Indian architecture, The Briyani welcomes you to a small slice of South Asia. A restaurant that has catered for Emirati and Arabian ceremonies, owner Mr Shahzad Afzal does not hesitate to treat his customers with courteous hospitality and flavourful food.
No 5-2, USJ 10/E, Taipan, 47620, Subang Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03- 8081 8740
Good food, nice décor, WiFi
Lack of waiters can make it difficult to call for order, but food arrives pretty fast.
Living up to its name, this neighbourhood restaurant offers a range of Briyani sets. We ordered the Chicken Briyani, plain Briyani with Fried Chicken and a number of sides. The Chicken Briyani is gingery soft, while the fried chicken is succulent and lean. They used a fine, lightly spiced basmati served in large portions. Acting as a base, its mild taste is a welcome when coupled with hot condiments.
A proper Briyani experience would not be complete without its side dishes. We greatly recommend the Green Chicken; chunks of juicy meat doused with mint sauce, coriander and green peppers. The resulting flavor is an exotic blend of sweet, refreshing and fiery spice.
Another side dish to try is the Chicken Tikka Karahi. The Karahi comes in a delicious coriander and chilli mix. It’s hot and spicy, providing the extra taste mileage to the meal. We also ordered Qeema, a minced meat dish spiced with ghee. The meat provides depth to a tasteful sauce - great to eat with rice and bread. For a vegetable side, we had the Aloo Gobi. The cauliflowers and potatoes are covered in thick masala sauce, leaving a lingering taste that’ll heat up your mouth.
Each Briyani is served with a small bowl of mixed vegetables and yoghurt. The yoghurt deserves special mention as it's thin, a fantastic silky taste of sweet mint and sour milk. For bread selection, the restaurant includes Naan Garlic, which is chewy and thickly flavored; and Special Naan (Taftan) which is served in three fluffy slices sprinkled with sesame seeds. Both are perfect to dip with savoury gravies like curry and dhal.
Like most Indian fusion restaurants, The Briyani offers a wide variety of drinks. Their mango Lassi, though slightly thin and a little sour, is a sweet beverage to have with the meal. We recommend having your dishes with their icy Bandung Syrup. The selection includes hot drinks, juices and milkshakes.
If you’re one looking to fill a hungry stomach with spice and rice, this is definitely a place to go to. As promised by Mr Afzal, “I just want to feed my customers good food in a good restaurant.” He has many regular customers, whom he greets when he isn’t off travelling to cater celebrations. The place peaks around dinner time every day, with customers ranging from families to students doing work (the restaurant has free WiFi) and is all round happy place to kick back with fulfilling food.