Ali Nachia Briyani Dam – Now At Tanjong Pagar Plaza!
If you miss the famous Briyani Dam from Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, here’s a good news for you! The stall has actually shifted to Tanjong Pagar Plaza (same coffeeshop as Homebaked Dough)
Ali Nachia Briyani Dam started operating at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in 2002 and is owned by 61 year-old Mohammed Ali, who is the dad of the famous football player Rafi Ali. For the past few years, business has been very good for Cik Ali but unfortunately, the railway station has to close down.
|Cik Ali’s wife|
Cik Ali used to be a butcher, so he always deliver mutton to the local restaurants and suppliers. From there, he picked up from different chef on how to cook Briyani, and later improvised and came up with Dum Briyani.
So what’s Dum Briyani?
Well, the basmati rice is cooked with layers of marinated chicken or mutton meat in a wide, heavy bottomed vessel on a low flame. So the flavour from the meat will be infused into the rice and there is where it gets the taste from.
The rice here is just nice and fluffy. Please try the mutton instead of chicken because the mutton meat is very very very tender (there’s enough fats!) and well marinated. Don’t worry, no mutton smell!
Raita (a sourish cucumber yogurt) and achar along with biryani are complements, without which biryani can not be enjoyed. The stall serves chicken and mutton briyani everyday. On Friday, there is also Fish Briyani. Each plate of Dum Briyani costs $6.
Ali Nachia Briyani Dam
Address: Blk 5 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #02-04
Tel: +65 9389 2615
Opening Hours: 10am to 2pm, Close on Sunday
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