Biryani Street was opened to the public few days back and it has already become the talk of the town. I was invited for a food tasting session to try out some of their specialties last week along with few other bloggers and was pretty impressed with what they have in store. The interiors are done in a desi style with a very thoughtful décor by means of wall art and theme based accessories. We also get a view of the kitchen through a small window. Mr Jai was there to greet us and tell us the story of Biryani street and the way it functions. To start with, we called for some fresh juices and mojitos. The strawberry and mango mojitos were pretty cooling and comes in attractive glass containers and also fresh juices like orange, watermelon and lemon mint.
Moving on to the starters, we got to try the dish of the day which is the fish cake. The flavors were really subtle and it could not have been done any better. I would go back just to have this alone. Another one was a mela seekh kebab patter with a mix of non-veg items. Out of which I loved the fish and prawns. The meat kebab could have been done better.
Lentil shorba was the next to arrive at our table. It was a lentil based soup and with some mild spices made it extra special. Perfect for the climate.
Moving on to the main course, one of the must try here will definitely be biryani and they did not let us down either. We ordered a hyderabadi chicken biryani and a prawns biryani. I personally prefer the prawns as it was more suiting my taste with the right amount of masala.
Next one was another dish of the day which is jumbo prawns in cream sauce. Though I loved the sauce, the prawns should have been little more cooked.
Next we ordered the dal tadka, bhuna gosht, kheema mutter masala, along with some assortment of breads. The bhuna gosht was the star among all with the tender soft mutton pieces in rich gravy. Dal tadka was the next which had the subtle desi flavor. Kheema mutter masala was good as well.
At last we ordered our desserts. Kulfi and gulab jamun were the ones to arrive at our table. It was one of the best kulfi I had ever. Gulab jamun as usual was yummy . To conclude our dinner, we called for Karak chai and man it was mindblowing indeed.Strong flavor of chai will be anyone’s favorite and you will not be disappointed.
Verdict: Dubai’s desi dining scene is expanding day by day and Biryani Street is another promising outlet to satisfy our Desi food cravings.