Hyderabadi Biriyani@Greams Road Chennai

The biriyani shop located exactly at the junction of Greams Road & College Road in Chennai was a place that we used to frequent very often. The shop was too small to handle huge crowd at lunch time. The main speciality in this joint is that you get biriyani combos – biriyani with fish fry or chicken kabab/tangri along with soft drink (Pepsi or Coke or 7up or Mirinda or Fanta). The biriyani used to be neither too spicy nor less spicy and loads of onion raitha (although very minimal curd) would be in each and every table. Most importantly, the price was reasonable.

Now a few months ago, they had renovated the shop. The shop is now a bit spacey with comfortable chairs. The rates have been increased by almost 50% but the quality has come down drastically. After a very long time, I visited the place today. The quality of rice has come down, rationed raitha, chicken kababs looked like left-overs with some flesh sticking here and there, the soft drink which we used to get previously has now been replaced by some local juices made from squashes. It was a very disappointing and horrible experience altogether. Yes, we agree that the prices of all the ingredients and especially meat have gone up but my question is why do you want to compromise on quality even after almost doubling the rates? I have made my mind not to visit the place hereafter.

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