Come Friday, I’ll be reminded of this.
I found this stall during one of my Friday market hunts (yes, other than morning markets, Friday markets are great for food hunts too).
These “Friday markets” are operational only during the hours of 1130am to 230pm, coinciding with the prayer hours of the Muslim.
This nasi briyani proprietor runs his business every Friday next to the Bangsar mosque, and this whole stretch of market runs along the same side as the Daily Grind. I do not remember the name of the mosque but his stall is the last one along this stretch of the market (counting from the end where Daily Grind is).
There will be two make shifts tables for the pots of food & 3 more for dining alfresco style.
The tables are full throughout the operational hours of 1130am to 2pm, with diners wiping their brows with tissues and shirt sleeves, and a perpetual queue is sighted during these hours.
I think that says a lot about his food, given our current weather!
For RM6.00 (Chicken ) or RM7.00 (mutton or beef) a set, I have absolutely no complains.
The sides of achar (pickled vegetables) & dhal are complimentary & you are welcome to take as much as you want. The syrup drink with ice is free too.
See my meal below for RM7.00. Yup, that’s 2 sizable chunks of mutton there. Else he gives 1 really big piece. Very fair. Makan liow also shiok ;p
He mixes the sugar into the pot of achar (cucumber, pineapple & carrots) only at 1130am. Hence the vegetable still retains a bit of crunch while I was eating it.
The rice was fluffy & fragrant with spices. The dhal was great, with nice thick cubes of carrot, brinjals & potatoes, generous cuts of long beans & lots of mung beans.
The meat, as expected, was tender, soft and rich from the infusion of spices from the curry.
Not enough with that for lunch, I had a pack for take-away as well, this time choosing the beef set. It was just as good & it keeps well till dinner time.
He takes orders and provides catering (please refer to his card above) as well. Other than Bangsar, he has a stall at the Kota Damansara area, but as I am not familiar with KD, I couldn’t make out his description of the place he was trying to explain to me.
In short, if anyone is within the vicinity of Bangsar during Fri lunch hours, do give this a try. Even if its not the best, its definitely better than most!