Ali Nachia Briyani Dam, Tanjong Pagar Plaza
A lot has been said about these former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station guys (5 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #02-04). Frankly, I probably wouldn't have even noticed them, had it not been for the S$7 (US$5.50) price tag that I saw posted at their stall the other day. I figured that if they were really able to command such a high premium at a hawker center, then there had to have been something good about this place.
My first bite was a letdown, as that S$7 price tag set my expectations pretty high. But it grew on me, with each bite of those long grains getting richer and tastier, especially near the tender meat where the spices were. Before I knew it, all of the rice ended up in my belly. OK, so that probably was one of the better ones around town. But I can't help but salivate when I think of Bismillah instead.