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Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Review: Restoran Syed (aka Syed Bistro)

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*

Syed's Nasi Ayam Briyani Bukhara RM10.00

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.

Syed's Mango Lassi RM5.50

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,
Petaling Jaya,
Tel : 603-79555753
Opens 24 hours

They have branches in Shah Alam, Kelana Jaya, Bangsar and Subang.

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"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wats boi boi fav car?? obviously havent been reading closely enough haha..

Julian Si said...

Droooooooooool! I so want to try this :-)

Yah, what fave car? Scooby? Evo? Or shudder ... GT-R, but no way they would allow a test drive of that beast!

Bangsar-bAbE said...

RM10 for the chicken briyani is quite reasonable, especially if it's a huge portion.

Yea...what's boi boi's fav car? I also kepoh... :P

Rebecca Saw said...

yeahh..when in doubt, ask the local (or in this case the ppl who had no otr choice but to eat ard the surrounding areas!)they would know the best haunts!

Jason said...

Er... kinda weird to cover the chicken with the rice. :)

worldwindows said...

I have always enjoyed their food when I was studying nearby 10 years ago. Watch out for their mutton bone marrow.

Anonymous said...

Oooh I just found your AWESOME food blog and it's sooo exciting! I'm from Hong Kong (I saw the HK dessert place post! You DEFINITELy have to go to Hong Kong because our deserts aren't like that!!) hahah

I am totally re-living my days in Asia because I live in the US now and try as much as I can to not miss Asian food, in general SO SO MUCH. :) I love your blog!

Babe_KL said...

Joe, Julian & Bangsar Babe, check out my next post :p

;-) nomad gourmand

jason, this type of briyani is where they cook the meat together inside the rice

world window, din know they have mutton marrow

luckytastebud, hahaha thanks. actually i've eaten the real ones in HK that's why can compare :P so when are you gonna come here for a vacation???

Vivien said...

RM10 for briyani is cheap... drool

the egg in the briyani is an extra order?