Restoran Aloha was opened on Feb 13th, 2008.
During our first visit, we met Encik Daud, the owner of the restaurant. Encik Daud operated his nasi briyani business in Kluang, Johor from 1993 till 2007. He decided to move his business to Subang earlier this year as he wants to be closer to his childrens - all of them (I think so) are now living in Klang Valley.
Apart from nasi briyani, you can also get a taste of other Johor originating dishes such as lontong berkuah, lontong kering, soto ayam, mee bandung Johor, tauhu goreng and weekly specials such as laksa Johor (available on Friday & Saturday) and nasi briyani gam (Monday only). According to Encik Daud, he serves nasi briyani gam only on Monday as it is more 'leceh' to prepare this dish - it takes twice the effort and twice the time to prepare compared to the standard nasi briyani. Aloha also serves local delight such as mee Siam, mee hailam and mee sup.
Nasi Briyani Ayam
We decided to order nasi briyani ayam and nasi briyani daging and I have to say that the briyani is well cooked - all the rempah ratus blended nicely and the rice does not stick to each other, or what the Malay calls as nasi berderai. The portion of the chicken and beef is very generous and I have no complain paying RM9.50 for a plate of it.
On our 2nd visit, we had lontong kering and nasi lemak. Nasi lemak is a disappointment but lontong kering is up to mark. And on the 3rd visit, we had nasi briyani ayam and daging (again!) and the briyani tasted the same - which means the restaurant ensures that the quality of the briyani is maintained throughout every serving.
The restaurant has the kopitiam look with small dark round tables and dark round stools and the place is really clean.
Encik Daud is considering to expand his menu as regular clients have been asking him to add more dishes, especially dishes of Johor origin. At present time, even though Restoran Aloha has limited dishes on its menu, it is worth to make a visit for a plate of tasty nasi briyani.
Aloha also provides catering service.
Additional note: If you don't have high blood pressure problem, you may opt for nasi briyani kambing :p
15-1, Jalan USJ 9/5Q,
Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 012-722 9424 / 012-710 9424 (Encik Daud)
Cuisine: Malay - Briyani Johor, Laksa Johor, Mee Bandung
Rating: Food = B (for Nasi Briyani), C (for the rest)
A = Recommended
B = Worth A Visit
C = Average
D = Below Average
E = Waste Of "Hard-Earned" Money. Seriously, I'm Not Kidding!