Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Haji Mohd Yusoff Warong Nasi Baryani
I was told the briyani from the Geylang Serai stall with the three sisters is quite good. So when I checked out the Ramadan bazaar, I had to pack some home to try. The mutton briyani (S$3.50) is well-flavoured but fell short of that wow factor. Hamid's mutton is more tender and seems a better deal.
The chicken briyani (S$4) is more expensive than the mutton briyani. But you get a whole chicken thigh/drumstick piece instead of two small pieces of mutton, so I guess that's fair. Flavourwise, well, I'm biased - for me, mutton always tastes better for briyani - but my family members prefer chicken.
Here are the sisters at work. As with most food, their briyani is better eaten hot on the spot, instead of as a takeaway.
This stall has won numerous awards, it seems. I see the "Anugerah Daun Pisang" (Banana Leaf Award) by a local TV station, and Makansutra's five chopsticks (out of six) rating (i.e. divine). But don't let that drive your expectations up too high, or you may be disappointed.
HAJI MOHD YUSOFF WARONG NASI BARYANI
Stall no. 179 Geylang Serai Temporary Market
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