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FAQs About Biryani

Is biryani supposed to be spicy?

Hyderabadi biryani is moist, robust, and expected to be extremely spicy, and the rice and meat are infused with a heady blend of aromatics: cardamom, clove, cinnamon, saffron among others.

Hyderabadi biryani (also known as Hyderabadi dum biryani) is a style of biryani originating from Hyderabad, India made with basmati rice and meat (mostly mutton). Originating in the kitchens of the Nizam of Hyderabad, it combines elements of Hyderabadi and Mughlai cuisines. Hyderabad biryani is a key dish in Hyderabadi cuisine, and it is so famous that the dish is considered synonymous with the city of Hyderabad.
Hyderabadi Biryani is said to be spicier and savory. It is made in the form of Dum and has a lot of Saffron. Combining basmati rice and chicken makes Hyderabadi biryani distinguishable from others. The presentation and the pungent spices are the hallmarks of Hyderabadi.
Adding dairy can help reduce the amount of spice in food and also provide a cooling effect. You should add raita (curd) to the dish to adjust the spice levels. Apart from adding in the dish, you should drink milk rather than water to reduce the effect of hot spicy food.
Now that would be telling. We use quality ingredients ranging from variety of spices and masalas, natural yogurt, chilis and saffron.
This is where the magic happens. The marinate is made using yoghurt, mixed spices, masalas, onions, nutmeg, mace, black cardamom, green cardamom, Kashmiri chillis, dried rose petals to name a few and the meat is thoroughly mixed through.
All our Indian food and biryani marination and pre-cooked biryani rice is done in 5-star hygiene rated catering kitchen. It goes without saying but our kitchen is kept very clean at all times.
We use pure saffron. We do not use foo coloring as this spoils the taste of the food.

We use proper biryani rice. These are long rice grains “basmati” rice that grow double the size when we leave them in water for a set amount of time. You can see how long the rice are in our product photos.

We only use quality ingredients. We are proud to share that we make our own Golden Rice “masala” from raw ingredients. We never use ready-made masalas as it goes against our values and these “packet masalas” are full of preservatives.

Food Menu

What if I have a food allergy?
If you have a food allergy, please contact us directly before you place your order. We strongly advise that you also contact us directly to confirm any requests made online.
We do not want to put anyone’s health at risk so we recommend that you speak to us directly and we will provide you with the most accurate and up to date information about our food and the preparation of it.

Please read our statement regarding our food preparation here.

Online Ordering

How much does Hyderabadi Biryani cost?

For product pricing details, please see our menu page or follow this link: Click here to order online.

  1. Visit the menu link on the navigation.
  2. You may filter the list of Indian food on your screen.
  3. Select the type of Indian cuisine you wish to order.
  4. Select the quantity and proceed to cart page to review your order.
  5. Select the preferred date and time of delivery required.
  6. Complete the form with the correct information as they will be used to process and deliver your order.
  7. Once more, review your order and if everything is good, the choose the payment method you wish to pay.
  8. Once payment is completed, you will receive an order confirmation via email.

YES, for online ordering, the minimum order should be Php300 and above to maximize the delivery fee.

Orders once placed through the website or on call cannot be replaced and cancelled.

Customers have the option to pickup or choose the delivery courier they prefer. Or they can pickup the their orders by themeselves. In this case, the customer can choose “Store Pickup” as the shipping method.

The other option is via Lalamove which the customer can pay in advance and we will process the delivery for them.
Yes, you can pay cash on delivery too. There is a COD fee of P50.00 that should be paid to the delivery rider upon delivery of your order.
Currently, we only cater to deliveries within Metro Manila because of delivery limitations with Lalamove. This is also because of the nature of our products. However, we are doing our best to cater to different cities and provinces around Metro Manila.

Store Operations

What time does Golden Rice Hyderabadi Biryani Restaurant open for dine-in and takeaways?
  • Devour Food Hub PH – We are open between 10 AM and 10 PM.
  • Evia Lifestyles Mall – We are open during mall hours, (Mon-Thur | 10am-9pm) (Fri – Sun | 10am-10pm)

YES, please contact us via email: iwant.biryani@thegoldenrice.com We also provide catering services, this would be a chargeable service, depending upon the requirement.

  • Devour Food Hub Quezon City offers free parking spaces on a first come, first served basis.
  • Evia Lifestyles Mall offers paid parking spaces.
The Golden Rice Hyderabadi Biryani accepts walk-ins without prior reservation. However, the availability or waiting time is dependent, and seating allocation is done on a first come, first served basis.

Devour Food Hub Quezon City:

To maintain authenticity and offer the majlis style seating experience. However, we also offer the restaurant style for visitors who prefer the usual restaurant style seating arrangements.

Evia Lifestyles Mall:

We offer the usual restaurant style seating arrangements.