Nasi biryani is one of Singapore’s best local dishes and a staple of Indian cuisine. But have you tried a version cooked in a piece of bamboo?
Bamboo biryani is really more about the vessel it is cooked in than anything else. At 99Bistro, a Halal cafe in the East, the presentation of the dish is a spectacle – a server will arrive at your table with a bamboo pole and proceed to ‘knock’ the dish out of it and into your plate. Delightful.
In a normal biryani dish, the meat is separately cooked from the rice. But for dum biryani, the entire meal (rice, meat, potatoes) is cooked all at once, so you can imagine all the flavours coming together to create this robust dish. Now imagine dum biryani cooked in a bamboo pole and sealed with a banana leaf – yup, that’s how they do it.
99Bistro also uses lamb shanks imported from Australia, that are marinated for two hours and chilled before being added to the mix to cook. We don’t know about you, but a nice plate of bamboo biryani sounds perfect, eh?
99Bistro, 11 Eunos Road 8 #01-02, Singapore 408601