Saturday, June 9, 2012

786 @ Dang Wangi

This biryani specialist, barely a two-minute walk from my office, can be blamed for the post-lunch carb comas suffered by numerous cubicle slaves. 

Bright and casual, with service that's patient with inquiries and prompt with orders. 

Plenty to choose from, all day long, including curry-soaked meat and gravy-smothered veggies.

Warm rice that's moist but firm and fresh, electrified with sultry spices for an inimitable flavor.

Pleasurably creamy potatoes and precious peas to fuel our starch stupor.

Sure, we can nitpick _ the fried chicken's somewhat on the stringy side, but that's expected.

Meanwhile, the mutton's gamy, though our liking for this meat has always been low.

Since 786 isn't a dessert destination, sugar-seekers can stroll over to Sheraton Imperial Hotel's Toastina cafe to satisfy their sweet tooth (or savor a surprisingly luscious spinach quiche).
Earlier entries on Toastina: April 1, 2011June 8, 2011 and June 11, 2011.

Go nuts over something topped with hazelnuts ...

... or paved with pistachio mousse.

Feeling fruity? Here's something swollen with strawberries ...

... and another one primed for passion fruit.

Europe is represented by the Esterhazy torte, a buttercream-almond meringue layered cake named after a Hungarian prince ...

... as well as the French Creme chiboust, flavored at Toastina with mango for a tropical twist.

Classic cheesecake and red velvet, both more than competently prepared.

Macarons are available here now too; our favorite is the florally fashionable lavender, though others might prefer the banana or black sesame varieties.

Another addition at Toastina: bubble tea. Chatime has nothing to fear, but this is still a cooling treat for these heat-stricken times.

786 Authentic Pakistani Cuisine,
Jalan Dang Wangi (same row as Yut Kee), Kuala Lumpur.
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20 comments:

  1. From nasi biryani to Sheraton Imperial Hotel's desserts, that's too much for lunch. :P
    Can you continue your work after that? Must be sleepy... lol

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    1. CK: heheh, of course i still work very hard even after lunch (or at least i must say that, in case my boss reads this!) =)

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    2. Lol... He definitely will give u a big raise.....

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    3. Simple Person: i doubt that will happen, heheh =)

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  2. good mutton will never be gamy. it will taste of fresh grass and fresh milk. :D

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    1. Michelle: ooh, i'm not sure i've ever had good mutton before :D

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  3. The Briyani rice looks good...
    Long time I didn't eat Briyani rice... Now craving for it...

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    1. Simple Person: ya, i actually enjoy nasi briyani too, but i dare not eat it too often. it's even more unhealthy than most of the other food i eat =)

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  4. Really? They serve Bubble Tea @ Toastine? Amazing! How much was it?

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    1. Smitten By Food: oh yeah, there's bubble tea at sheraton hotel. if i recall right, it was about RM6 :D

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  5. only 2 minutes away? if i were you, i'd go there everyday for my sweet tooth! :)

    Latest: Happy Father's Day

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    1. Fish: heheh, i have to walk past it on my way to the office, and it's always hard to resist the cakes :D

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  6. Wow the Toastina desserts look pretty impressive! Can't imagine u ate all those after the briyani lunch?!

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    1. Pureglutton: they're quite good! tastier and fresher than the usual hotel buffet desserts :D heh, actually the nasi briyani and the desserts were bought on two separate days =)

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  7. the nasi briyani looked so yummy. This is definitely a place I would go for a carbo-fix. But not too often la.

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    1. Eiling: yeah, i feel too guilty when i eat nasi briyani! too much carbs in one sitting! :D

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  8. I love the look of the briyani...how's the gravy? At least one can enjoy the emal with good gravy in case the meats "fail".

    If I had that much carbs and sugar in one go, I can expect myself to run crazily on some sugar rush...or perhaps just yawn and sleep it off in the freezing cold office:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: the gravies are good! thick and creamy and savory, but NOT TOO oily or salty. and served hot, heheh :D
      ya, i wish i had a nice long couch at the office where i could just take a one-hour siesta after lunch! =)

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  9. as in 789's bradder ar? haha

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    1. Ciki: hahah, observant! but no, they might share similar numbers, but they're miles apart in origin :D

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