Persia Grill and its Lamb Biryani [Review]

In one of our "boys night out", we decided to eat at Persia Grill in Valero (Makati). It certainly did not disappoint because I tasted a very good lamb dish (but then again, I haven't had much experience on lambs).

Lamb Biryani. P415
Persia Grill is a casual dining restaurant. The price average, around P200+ish. I really liked the place. Upon entering the restaurant, I was wowed because I've been to other Persia Grill branches and Valero's by far has the best atmosphere. Lighting is a bit dimmed, ceiling is high, detailed decorations and the place doesn't look cramped. Perfect for dates or conversations with friends.

I ordered the Lamb Biryani because it was recommended to me by a friend. I immediately noticed that it's more pricey than the others so it took me an additional second to decide if I'll order it.. and I did! At times I'm a cheapskate but depending on the situation, I'm willing to pay premium for certain things like time, experience, and good food.

My order took longer than  usual. My friends' orders came out almost immediately (they ordered the usual special chelo kabab); probably because it's easier to prepare than lamb. The wait was tolerable though, after several conversations about women (lol), my food finally came.

The presentation definitely needs improvement. It's just like a slab of long-grained rice with a few meat toppings. At first I was disappointed because I thought the topping was all to it but little did I know that there was more to it than meets the eye. Upon digging in, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the actual lamb was covered in rice. I quickly took a bite of the lamb cube, and it was scrumptious! It's very tender, there's no "malansa" taste, and it's perfectly seasoned. The sauce also complements the lamb very well.

Tip: When you order kabab meals, you can ask the server to create a "burani" sauce. They will just mix the sauces together but somehow it tastes better when they do it.

Overall, it was a gratifying experience; from subtle disappointment to the sweet surprise. This is just like real life where one has to experience the bad to appreciate the good! Haha! I give Persia Grill's Lamb Biryani 3.5 out of 5 stars. Presentation is lacking, but the most important thing is it tastes good!

Persia Grill Valero is located at Valero Carpark 2, Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati.
City Tel. Nos. 818-9090 or 403-4468