It was 12 PM, when my colleague ask me, where to have our lunch? At first, I suggested for us to go to Midvalley Megamall food court. I already brought a lunch that was packed by my wife. I just wanted to go to the food court for the drinks.
When I and my colleague was at our office level lift, that is when another colleague run out of the office and told us that the boss wanted to pay for everyone lunch for today.
What we need to do is, just need to pass our receipt back to HR and claim the amount that we have spent for lunch. There is a various choices of food and restaurant to choose from in Kuala Lumpur. I and my colleagues sat down and discuss on where we want to go for lunch.
After few minutes of discussion, we has decided to go to Mahbub Briyani house that is located in Bangsar city center. Mahbub is a Mamak restaurant that sold biryani, and their bestseller would be their Nasi Briyani Ayam Madu. My last time going there was more that six months ago.
The Nasi Briyani Ayam Madu is priced at 5 USD per plate. Even though it is a bit pricey, it is worth the price. The restaurant do sell Nasi Briyani Ayam Madu set, that comes with quarter honey chicken, a full plate of briyani rice, a cucumber acar and a plate of dhal gravy.
"Restoran Mahbub started in 1974 originally as Restaurant Sharifa in Bangsar. In 1995 the restaurant was formally renamed and has been successfully run for last three generations known popularly as Restoran Mahbub. In the beginning, we started with very few dishes but quickly gained popularity with our main dish the Nasi Briyani Ayam Madu (Honey Chicken Briyani) which has become the best signature dish since 1974 until now." : http://www.restoranmahbub.com/v3/
In total, there was six of us that wanted to Mahbub Restaurant. We went there using one car and one motorbike. Four of my colleague goes there using one of my colleague's car. Where I and another one colleague went there by motorbike.
My colleague rode his motorbike, and I just ride pillion. While riding pillion, I recorded our journey there. It was a 3 minutes journey using a motorbike. If using a car, it will be a 10 to 15 minutes journey due to traffic. Car parking spot is also a factor.
Since I reach the restaurant earlier than my colleague that goes by car, I went inside and reserve a table for six. The table was a bit far inside. That is the only table that is available because we do not make any reservation. It is advisable to call and reserved a table if you were coming with a group that is more that 4 people.
There, you have an option whether (i) pick and choose you choice of side dishes at the counter. Or (ii) order a set menu from the waiter. The advantage of option (i) is u can choose and customize your meal according to your taste and preference. While option (ii), you will get the standard meal set for you. The queue at the counter was super long since we were there during lunch hour.
I don't want to queue so I ordered the set meal. This is what it looked like: A set of Nasi Briyani Ayam Madu. It was so tasty, that I didn't bother to have a chat with my colleagues not until I finished my lunch. After completed my lunch, I ordered a watermelon juice as my drink.
The lunch packed by @irmeyhamidi will be eaten during my tea break later in the evening 😁