The Bearded Chef.

The Bearded Chef does boxfuls of delicious biriyani. It's a great option if you want to save the hassle of cooking when you're having people over, as one box of biriyani can easily feed about 8 – 10 adults.

How To Order

You can DM them on Instagram, or call/ WhatsApp at 0772132223. Orders are undertaken only on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and requires a 24-hour notice (minimum). Delivery is limited to Colombo and its suburbs and entitled to a fee. For us, it was Rs. 350 (to Nugegoda).

The Biriyani

They do three kinds of biriyani – Chicken (Rs. 5000), Beef (Rs. 5500) and Mutton (Rs. 6500), and we got the first one. Each one of them is served with the helpings of Malay Pickle, Raita, Masala Fried Chicken and Watalappan.

From what we gathered, this is made with a recipe that had been in their family for generations.

The Basmati rice itself was well seasoned with spices, absolutely aromatic and there was no oiliness in sight. In terms of flavour, it leant towards the Hyderabadi style, but not quite alike. We enjoyed the addition of cashew nuts, prunes and caramelised onions in the fray, which made for the extra flavour, along with the chunks of nicely seasoned, boiled potatoes. They're quite generous with chicken, cooked in two ways, and the flavour play between them was interesting. The Masala Fried Chicken adds a lovely smokiness to the meal with a lot of texture, while the usual kind intensifies the overall flavour of the biriyani. Superb!

The accompanying Raita and Malay Pickle improved the depth of its flavour, by being sweet, sour and zesty delights.

A biriyani meal is incomplete without Watalappan, and The Bearded Chef does a good one at that. Boasting with rich cardamom notes, it was sweet, but not overly so, had the right consistency, while the crushed cashew nuts scattered about made it even better.

Conclusion

Our experience with The Bearded Chef left us happy, and full. Their biriyani is delicious, the meat-to-rice ratio is on point, and the ordering process is super smooth. Try them out!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp

Highlights.

Latest.

KAMU.

Satisfy your Kottu cravings at KottuLabs

Located in Nawala down a little lane, Kottulabs is home to the widest and most

Highlights Kamu

A flavorful journey to the North East by Paadum Meen

An ecstatically beautiful place located down Frankfort place, Bambalapitiya has caught a significant eye for

Highlights Kamu

Hummus Festival 2022 – Graze Kitchen by Hilton

By Shamrina Carim The stunning atmosphere Walking into this masterpiece designed by an excellent interior

Kamu

A Luxury European Dining experience at 1864 Limited Edition

Ambience Intimate dining area for couples and friends Comfy lounge areas to sit and catch

Highlights Kamu

Pizza Hut – My Box Birizza Fever- review

By Sumaiya Jaleel Hurrah! Welcome back to your scrumptious feast. Pizza Hut has brought back

Highlights Kamu

The Hottest Food Fest of the Year: Eat Street Colombo

By Janani Vithanage After a 2 year (Covid induced break), Sri Lanka’s biggest, best food

Highlights Kamu

Trending.

‘Encounters’: The Second Exhibition by the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Sri Lanka

-  A walk through history that gives you a feel of déjà vu, especially when

Trending

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo’s ColomBar moves to newly refurbished location

04 May2022, Colombo: Colombo’s iconic and stylish destination bar, ColomBar, has been re-located to its

Trending

Spreading Mother’s Day Love with Ramada Colombo

Treat your Mother to lavish lunch, and high tea buffets, sweet treats, and plush stays. 

Trending

Eid Staycation at Sheraton Kosgoda TurtleBeach Resort

By Janani Vithanage Heralded by the first sighting of the crescent moon, Eid-al-fitr, which translates

Trending

Eid Staycation at Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa

By Janani Vithanage Heralded by the first sighting of the crescent moon, Eid-al-fitr, which translates

Trending

Order your Ifthar Dinner via PickMe Food

By Hiruni Herath As Ramadan is a time of introspection and prayer, you can devote

Trending

Yamu Guide.

The Embazzy – a relaxing luncheon spot

By Hiruni Herath Service and Ambience Stepping into The Embazzy, it’s clear that the restaurant

Highlights Yamu Guide

What to expect at a Yala National Park Safari

Covering an extensive area of Southern and Uva Provinces, Yala is the second largest national

Yamu Guide

Everything you need at Online Kade

Located in the heart of Rajagiriya Online Kade also has a branch in Colombo 04

Yamu Guide

5 Co-working spaces in Colombo

By Tashia Ranasinghe Here are some more interesting places for all the digital nomads out

Highlights Yamu Guide

7 Buffets to Indulge In this Easter 2022

By Janani Vithanage As the youth of our nation make their voices heard, the birth

Yamu Guide

5 occasions to celebrate with Shirohana

By Rahma Rifkhar Okay, so, first question: Are you the colour-coordinated bullet journaling typa person

Highlights Yamu Guide