|Mutton Briyani Dum ($8.00)|
This place is actually within walking distance from my workplace so we do drop by for lunch once in awhile. It’s actually at the corner where the old Bedok ITE used to be if you’re familiar with the Chai Chee area.
They have Briyani every day but please keep in mind that they have Briyani Dum only on Fridays!
I figured I’d start with the rice for this post because… well.. it’s different.
Most Briyanis that I have tried, especially if it’s the Dum version’ have very fragrant rice which is normally moist but quite ‘clean’ in the sense that it’s just the rice. The masala and meat are piled on separately if you know what I mean.
Well it’s a little different here at Khan Saab. The rice was – for lack of a better word – wet.
It’s as if the masala spices were mixed up together with the whole batch of rice and this made it really thick and wet with the masala. This also means that every mouthful of rice is packo with spicy flavour which does tend to be quite overpowering sometimes.
Nonetheless, it is quite tasty but it’s just that I guess I’m not used to that texture for my Briyani rice.
The mutton was expected was nice and tender. It had better be since it was a Dum Briyani. Maybe this was the clearest indication that the meat and masala were all cooked together with the rice Dum style. Maybe that’s why the rice was so wet?
Yep that’s the Acar that comes with the Briyani.
Kind of putting things into overdrive especially since the rice was already so packo full of such a strong flavour. I didn’t really find much need for the Acar or even the Dalcha that came along because the rice was really really spicy full of flavour.
But they do include a small side serving of Raita as well. The onion, cucumber and yoghurt mix do try their best to cool your mouth down.
Maybe they know that your tastebuds are going to be overwhelmed that’s why they give you a dessert of Sugee to cool you down. And thankfully the Sugee was actually pretty nice. A sweet finish to a meal which was definitely strong on taste.
Mutton Dum Briyani 2.5/5
I used to quite enjoy this Briyani the first few times I had it but the more I did, the more I realized it was really something I was not used to. In fact, after my last visit, I reckon I might give it a miss for awhile and probably only have it much much later when I’ve given my mouth some time to forget the onslaught. But if you are the fan of the really spicy type of Briyani, this is definitely for you!
And please remember – Dum Briyani is only available on Fridays and very often sells out early too.
Khan Saab Restaurant
Blk 55 Chai Chee Drive
Tel: 6244 4430
24 hours Daily