Apparently, this restaurant serves some of the best briyanis in Klang. I did not know anything about it as I am not a Klang native but my relatives did. My cousin and family were back in town from UK and his in laws have lived in Klang all their lives. It was them who suggested this restaurant. As soon as I knew, I go onto Google to check out reviews and it was good, out of 866 voters, this eatery scored an average of 4.1/5. That is quite a feat … to maintain a 4+/5 throughout the years in operation. That being said, I do agree with some of the negative comments – when the shop is fullhouse, the customer service sometimes suffers. Besides that, it is all good.
As you can see, A. Muthu is nestled within a row of shops. This is a business park of some sort, there were quite a few row of shops. Parking is available in front of the eatery and all around, depending on the time of your visit, you may have to make several rounds around the block before you find an empty spot.
A.Muthu not only offers briyani, they also offer the regular ‘mixed rice’ option whereby you can have white rice + meat + vegetables of your choice. Besides that, they also sell ‘kuih’ like Bengkang and ‘kukus apam’. Availability is dependant on your time of visit. During lunch time especially, it gets crowded and certain food finishes early. For instance, we arrived here nearing 1 pm and the fried fish and tauhu sambal ‘habis’. These were the only available items… cabbage and egg sambal.
Chicken Rendang Briyani, 14.50 ringgit
I was told that the Chicken Rendang Briyani here is really good and so, that was what I went for. I agree, this particular briyani was delicious but the distinctive taste of ‘rendang’ was lacking. If I were to be blind folded and upon tasting the briyani, I’d definitely identify it as Chicken Briyani minus the rendang. It wasn’t an issue for me at all. I enjoyed the dish regardless. It tasted awesome. The briyani rice itself was soft and moist and it came with a piece of chicken thigh and thick gravy. I liked the gravy, it was a lil sweet and a lil spicy and when having with the briyani .. ooolalaaaaa yum! The chicken piece though, it was small. Sure, the meat was tender, juicy and literally fell of the bone but I had very little time to enjoy it as within 6 mouths in, there was no meat left. No biggie though, the egg sambal came in handy then. I had the egg with the briyani rice and the sambar + mooru that came on the side. A satisfying meal indeed.
** If you are wondering whether there is a difference between the two chicken briyani options, there is. The color itself is different. The gravy for the Chicken Rendang Briyani is more orangy red where as the Chicken Briyani is more milky yellow as displayed in the image below. Tastewise, while both were flavorful and tasty, I personally liked the Chicken Rendang version, it had an extra ‘kick’.
I would love to visit this eatery often and try their other food offerings but travelling from PJ to Klang took me 45 minutes. So, yea … this would perhaps be a ‘once in a blue moon’ thing.
Address: 52, Lorong Batu Nilam 21B, Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2, Klang.
Opening hours: Everyday, 8 am – 10 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao