Mr Biryani located at Norris Road is known for its signature Hyderabadi Biryani. Many raved about it and posted on social media during the circuit breaker. I finally have the chance to try it recently and decided to share more on my blog.
Mr Biryani is not only a restaurant but also offer catering service. They have second outlet located at Tanjong Pagar too. The restaurant is currently offering island-wide delivery and takeaway services. And in the month of August, they launched “ Biryani For You, Biryani For Me” campaign. For this month-long food donation drive that begins on 1 August is organised in collaboration with Free Food For All Ltd., a registered charity that seeks to provide aid to the less fortunate regardless of race or religion. For every Hyderabad Chicken Dhum Biryani ordered in the month of August, Mr Biryani will be matching and donating an equal amount of up to 1,000 biryani sets to feed families in need. So do show your support for love this month.
I visited the place on a Saturday evening around 6pm, where it is the dinner time. Customers are slowing flowing in and the restaurant space is limited. Thus, it would be advisable to make reservation before you head over to avoid any disappointment.
It was our first visit and the boss recommended their signature and best seller dishes for us to try. Here are the dishes we had that day:
We were served with complimentary Papadum before our dishes are served.
Kueh Pie Tie S$8.90First time trying non-chinese style Kueh Pie Tee and it turned out unexpectedly tasty and appetising. The kueh pie tee is filled with paneer burgee, topped with mint & sweet and spicy chutney.
Hyderabad Chicken Dhum Biryani S$10.90 Fresh chicken marinated in ginger garlic, spices, fresh mint & coriander, fried onion, yogurt and cooked with aromatic fine basmati rice. The portion is just nice for 2 pax. The boss came over and chat with us. He shared that it is prepared meticulously and slow-cooking with spice marinated meats with parboiled rice placed above with the technique to achieve the flavour spices and taste. Thus, there is a limited servings within a day. The rice is light, fluffly and you can totally taste the herbs and spices that infused into the dish. The chicken is well-marinated and nothing to complain about it.
Boneless Fish Biryani S$15.90Boneless fried fish cooked with biryani masala and served in dhum biryani rice. Similar to their signature biryani but this comes with boneless fish, which is equally tasty and delicious. They also offer boneless chicken too.
Bhindi Palli Fry S$8.90This is highly-recommended by the boss himself and we totally love this dish. The crispy lady finger (okra) served with aromatic spices and crunchy nuts pairs very well with the biryani. We couldn’t stop and the spiciness level is manageable even for people like me who does not take spicy food.
Gongura Chicken S$12.90Instead of the usual Butter Chicken Masala to go with our Garlic Naan S$4.90, we decided to try Gongura Chicken recommended by the boss as well. This dish has a milder flavour and because gongura is a leafy vegetable, the taste is quite distinctive sour taste. This dish is a combination of spicy and slightly sour tasting curry made with chicken, gongura, onions, chillies, spices and herbs. It tasted not bad and it is a new dish to me. I would still prefer chicken masala over this though. It is all about individual preference here.
We had a pleasant dining experience here. My friend enjoyed the food and even has craving few days later. We will definitely recommend visiting or order for takeaway for their signature briyani and the dishes here. The price is reasonable and affordable too. The only thing is that the restaurant space is limited and cannot accommodate big group.
Address: 32 Norris Road
Tuesday to Sunday 11:00AM – 3:30PM | 6:00PM -10:30PM