I have been craving Beriani Gam for the past couple of weeks and finally got what I wanted last weekend. Since it was a spontaneous thing, rif relied on the GPS and we ended up at Sri Ghazal, Bandar Baru Bangi.The signboard reads, “Beriani Gam Istimewa Resepi Original Negeri Johor”. In English, it means Special Beriani Gam Recipe Originally from Johor. The long grain rice is cooked with rempah beriani (spices), bawang goreng (fried shallots) and minyak sapi (ghee) for flavour and aroma. The rice is well separated, and is neither too dry nor too moist. Although they claim to serve beriani gam, it was merely beriani.According to rif, it is called beriani gam when the rice and curry is first cooked separately and then steamed together in a metal pot. Sri Ghazal’s version was rice and meat cooked in separate pots. Each set comes with rice, meat, a piece of papadam, acar and a bowl of dal. I enjoyed the kambing masak beriani. Well infused with spices, the lamb was very tender. A sign that it has been cooked for hours. The dark gravy was thick, sweetish and not overly spicy. It went well with the fluffy rice.rif and I liked that the meat was not gamey. Gamey meat puts us off. I thought the acar was not pickled long enough. The dal tasted like what you get at mamak stalls, so nothing to shout about.Despite its lighter colour, the ayam masak beriani is cooked the same way as the lamb. The fall-off-the-bone drumstick was flavourful from the thick, creamy gravy. Between the two, we liked the lamb beriani better. The lamb briyani cost RM8 and chicken, RM7. I was satisfied with lunch, but disatisfied because it was not beriani gam. rif being a dear took me to look for the famous Beriani Gam Putra-jaya right after. Read about it in my next post! =D
Food: 6.5/10 (halal)
Verdict: Decent beriani, comfortable ambiance and decent pricing.
117, Jalan 8/1,
43650 Bandar Baru Bangi