i LOVE mandi rice. i started this love affair since i started living in dubai in 2008. there’s something about it – smooth beads of rice without too much spices, juicy tender crimson-colored chicken, spiced lamb meat that’s easily torn off its bones – an explosion of taste in your mouth.
this humble dish originated from yemen; and i wish i could visit yemen one day to taste the original mandi rice made by the locals.
happy hungry abah @ zamzam arabic restaurant enjoying mandi rice
this short posting is written just for this picture haha.
i got it from my sister syida’s facebook page. abah, umi and my sisters had mandi rice at zamzam arabic restaurant at section 9, shah alam. this is by far, the best presentation of nasi mandi i’ve seen in an arabic restaurant in malaysia. all these while it’s simply lump of rice with chicken on the side, on a normal dinner plate.
now this – it’s served in a huge dulang, with all the lauk (chicken and lamb meat) together on top of the rice instead of individually served on plates. looks authentic. looks like the real thing. looks mighty delicious too!
youngest sis azot, umi and abah
looks like the one in dubai, but does it taste like the one in dubai? my sister said abah even confirmed that it’s “..as good as in dubai!” ok, i shall confirmed this statement when i try it myself!
my sisters : syimot & syidot
this is not a paid posting (though i should get some kind of free-meals coupon ke ape ke kan hahaha) but i guess if you take my abah’s word for it, go to zamzam arabic restaurant at section 9 shah alam to try mandi rice that’s “as good as in dubai!”