Biryani is one of the most popular dishes in several countries and biryani lovers often go to any extent to experience certain special preparations of the saffron-flavoured rice dish. But will you spend Rs 20,000 for a plate of gold-plated biryani?
That’s nearly what connoisseurs and food lovers have to spend to get a taste of their favourite dish at Dubai’s Bombay Borough, which sells the world’s most expensive biryani currently known.
Known as the Royal Gold Biryani, the dish sells for 1,000 dirhams per plate. That’s approximately Rs 19,705.85 for a plate of biryani. And it comes plated with 23-carat gold leaf.
The restaurant, located in the posh Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), has the feel of a colonial British bungalow with lush interiors to match the high prices of the food being served.
What makes it so expensive?
One plate of biryani consists of 3 kg worth of rice and meat. It comes with an assortment of curries and mets such as lamb chops, meatballs, grilled chicken and a variety of kebabs. The plate also consists of three types of rice – one of them is simple chicken biryani rice, the other keema rice while the third type is ‘white and saffron rice’.
The platter also consists of caramelized vegetables and other delicacies and can feed an entire family or even more, depending on your appetite. And in the end, the delectable dish is wrapped in gold leaf before being served.
Bombay Borough is an Indian restaurant that opened in Dubai in February itself and has already made a name for itself with its special 1,000 Dirham biryani.
While gold-plated biryani may sound a tad bit extravagant, it is nowhere near as outrageous as the latest trend of eating “strawberry biryani”. The experimental, fruity rendition of the dish went viral earlier last week after a Pakistani Twitter user shared images of a strawberry-infused biryani topped with cut up pieces of fruit.