On Valentine's Day, Capt'n Hook declared his love to boiboi by making an appointment near Jalan 222 area Petaling Jaya to test drive boiboi's favourite car. We were supposed to tried one car but ended up testing the other one as well, hence by the time we were done, it was rather late for lunch. Instead of going around like headless chicken, Capt'n Hook asked the salesman to recommend a eating place. The first thing that blurted out of his mouth was Syed's Briyani. Capt'n Hook asked him if it's spicy or not else it won't be suitable for boiboi's palate. He assured us that it's super delish and not hot at all.
So the 3 of us trooped towards Jalan Barat to look for the place and finally found Restoran Syed located at the row of shop along the old Thrifty, now turned Courts.
Capt'n Hook placed his order of Nasi Ayam Briyani Bukhara (RM10.00) first. Sounded pricey eh but the portion is very huge and came with an egg and acar. There is no way I can finish up one portion and my boiboi is dead set not wanting to eat rice so I ordered chapati (RM1.50) instead and him roti cheese (RM2.50) *roll eyes*
I tried some of the briyani and seriously... it tasted fantastic. The rice texture is just right, fluffy and the spices used were not overpowering. The chicken thigh was tender, easily torn off the bones and with the spices permeating the meat, must have been cooked for some time before achieving such texture and taste. There is mutton briyani other than chicken.
My chapati was fresh off the stove but too bad they do not have keema to go with it, otherwise it would be great. As for the roti cheese, no comment :p
The thick mango lassi (RM5.50) with hints of sweetness and tanginess was certainly a hit! We loved the one from Nirwana Bangsar but this is even better. The mango flavour is strong but not overpowering. Could be different type of mango used.
Do you think I can ask for "kurang nasi or nasi separuh" (less rice or half rice) next time? :p
Restoran Syed (aka Syed Bistro)
No. 13 & 15 Jalan Barat,
Tel : 603-79555753
Opens 24 hours
They have branches in Shah Alam, Kelana Jaya, Bangsar and Subang.
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