Starting this thread to keep track of biryani experiences. I am a big fan of this dish. Please feel free to add your biryani experiences.
12/12/15 Taste Buds. Taste Buds is a South Indian restaurant in Sunnyvale. Great rendition of goat dom biryani today (take out order). Rice that were fluffy but not stuck to each other. The plate was spicy and fragrant. Pieces of goat (they also said in the ingredient list that its lamb) with bones on. Came with a lemon wedge, hard boiled egg, raita and sherva. Balanced spicing- not salty or oily like many are.
Today’s version I like it as much as the best version from Peacock before it closed a few blocks away, and the best version at Kabob and Curry in Santa Clara (except that they usually only have it after 1pm on weekend lunch)
They do have some consistency issue when it comes to the spicing level. It usually ranges from barely spicy to very spicy (like today). I ordered it over the phone and they never inquired about my preference of spicing, so I am not sure if its because the kitchen apply spices differently over time or if its because they could tell over the phone that I am not from South India. Maybe I will ask them next time. Though this is something I experience at almost all Indian restaurants with this dish.
Didn’t see any cloves/ cardamon pods in their version.