Set in the middle of a drab, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it door at Hamdan Colony Karama. Well-lit on the outside, but dim lit inside with a brick-like wall cover. It can seat up to 20 people inside and 8 people outside.
We ordered Vegetable Biryani and Chicken Biryani, unfortunately Vegetable Biryani is not available so we ordered Fish Biryani instead. They served us with a colorful wheel of fresh and crunchy carrots and cucumbers for starters.
Our Biryani arrived in a copper pot that was placed on small metal food warmer where you can put a candle under the Biryani to keep it warm. Although the biryani warmer did not serve its purpose, it was still an interesting way of serving biryani since I usually see it served in a clay pot or just a normal pot. It was served with small pots of pickle and Raita.
When I tasted my chicken Biryani, it was amazingly mild and creamy. The rice seems to be melting in my mouth. I almost finished half of it when I tried the Fish Biryani. The fish was fried and not cooked with the biryani rice. Unlike the Chicken Biryani, I know the chicken was cooked with the rice. I can taste the chicken broth in the rice and the spices used in the biryani blended mildly with the chicken. I think they have adjusted the spices according to the Filipino taste buds because I did not order water not until I had the Fish Biryani. I smothered the rice with raita because it was a bit spicy for me.
The Chicken Biryani made me want to try their other dishes. Since they are offering 15% discount on dine in, I will surely be back to try their other specialties.
My rating for Biryani Hub Restaurant is 3.5/5