GEORGE TOWN – Apart from nasi kandar, nasi beriani is among the popular and must-try dishes in Penang.
Usually, nasi beriani sold in restaurants is cooked in large pots, but a chef, T. Gunaseelan, 26, from Sungai Nibong near here, cooked the fluffy and fragrant beriani in bamboo tubes.
“People are so excited to see the beriani inside bamboo tubes because it’s something different. The bamboo will give a natural taste to the beriani. I started with catering business first, then I decided to open a small stall,” he told Bernama here.
Gunaseelan said he decided to quit his job as a hotel chef to start a catering business a year ago, but he no longer running the business to focus selling nasi beriani at a stall in Sungai Nibong with his mother since two months ago.
“My stall is open daily except on Wednesdays, from 11 am to 3pm, but during this month of Ramadan, the operating hours will be extended until 7 pm,” he said.
Gunaseelan said the bamboo beriani received overwhelming response from customers.
“At first I only used 50 bamboo tubes, then I have to add 50 more tubes because of the overwhelming response. For the month of Ramadan I have to add another 50 tubes,” he said.
There is chicken beriani for RM11 per set and mutton beriani for RM13 per set, he added. – BERNAMA