Of all the Indian dishes out there, the Chicken Biryani is certainly one of the most popular. It may be the delicate spicing or the fact that it already comes with fragrant, flavoursome rice that makes it such a favourite with curry fans.
And the great news is that in Dubai we're spoilt for choice when it comes to places that cook up a mean biryani. Here are just some of the very best of them.
1. 25 Degrees North
Taking its name from the latitude of Dubai – 25 degrees north of the Equator – the restaurant brings you the very best of North Indian cuisine using the freshest ingredients and authentic herbs and spices. The result is a menu that not only contains an excellent chicken biryani but many other delights too to create what they describe as an "unforgettable culinary experience".
2.Mint Leaf of London
High up on the 15th floor of the Emirates Financial Towers, Mint Leaf of London's food is as good as the views with an extensive menu and alongside the chicken variety they also offer lamb, prawn and vegetable biryani served on dum. While you're dining, also take a moment to admire the stylish slate interior with carved wood inspired by the traditional decorations of India.
3.Soy To Chutney
Visit Soy to Chutney and you'll soon see why it's chosen this name. The restaurant gives you the choice of either Indian or Chinese cuisine, or a mixture of both if you want to vary your starter and main course. Or maybe you fancy a different twist on a rice and chicken dish, in which case, the special Fried Rice Chicken would make an excellent choice.
Royal Kebab is part of Kitchen Lab, one of the fastest-growing restaurant groups in Dubai. They pride themselves on offering post-modern cuisine designed to appeal to a range of tastes. When it comes to biryani, the choices here are one of the widest available, including chicken, egg, vegetable, mutton and two different kinds of prawn – and there's plenty more on the menu to enjoy too, including their famous kebabs.
Part of the Taj Hotel, the Bombay Brasserie is a great combination of the classical and the contemporary and features a dramatic open kitchen where you can watch your delicious curries and other dishes being prepared. Under Chef De Cuisine Ajay Negi the menu ranges from traditional dishes like murgh biryani to exciting new flavours like papdi chaat with multigrain crisps, purple potatoes and pomegranate.
6.7 Spice London
A sister restaurant to Royal Kebab from the Kitchen Lab Group, 7 Spice London takes its inspiration from the sorts of curries that are especially popular in the UK. In honour of a city that's famous for the dish they even offer a Bradford biryani selection with the choice of chicken, egg, vegetable, prawn, beef and lamb. Plus they also offer a special dish called "Ye Olde English Butter Chicken"!
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