BUKIT MERTAJAM, Malaysia Oct 8 (NNN-Bernama)Spicy dishes such as briyani rice and chicken tandoori are normal fare for people in the northern states, especially Penang.
So, it is not surprising that a popular food chain, the D’Tandoor Group of Companies, has introduced a new dish, the ‘Briyani Bamboo’ in its menu at its new branch in Jalan Baru here today in conjunction with the silver jubilee anniversary of its founding.
Its group managing director Datuk Abdul Malik Abdullah said the new dish is expected to draw lovers of Northern Indian cuisine.
The dish is the result of a fusion between Asian and Norther Indian elements. The briyani rice is placed in bamboo like the lemang, together with a choice of ingredients like chicken, mutton, vegetables or seafood, and it is steamed for 20 minutes, he told reporters at the opening ceremony of the D’Tandoor Restaurant in Jalan Baru in conjunction with the silver jubilee celebrations of the D’Tandoor Group of Companies today.
The event was officiated by Deputy Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik.
Abdul Malik said the Briyani Bamboo rice is unique as it is produced with 16 spices and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
The ingredients used are organic, so it is a healthy dish which has a low calorie count, low in carbohydrate, and basmathi rice, which does not require a lot of oil, is used, he said.
Abdul Malik said the company will be expanding to other states like Johor, Sabah, and Melaka as well as Indonesia.
Meanwhile, Muhammad Bakhtiar reminded restaurant operators to pay attention to cleanliness which was an indicator of success.
This state is a food haven, so every restaurant has an important role to play in terms of cleanliness and service, he said.
In conjunction with the event today, D’Tandoor feted 80 orphans, single mothers, religious school students and senior citizens.NNN-BERNAMA
Source: NAM News Network