I first mentioned Muslim Restaurant back in 2006. I recall having enjoyed it at the time, but in the one or two times I'd been back since then, wasn't blown away by the food and eventually neglected the place altogether.
Recently a friend mentioned the restaurant, and I decided to give it another try. I was curious to see if things had changed and ordered quite a few dishes. There was khao mok phae, goat biryani (pictured above), the 'special' version of which served on Mondays and Fridays comes with a side of yogurt and an eggplant curry; sup haang wua, oxtail soup, which although not as tart as elsewhere, was meaty and oniony; a tasty chicken mataba; and a sweet but rich and complex kaeng matsaman kai, Massaman curry with chicken.
In addition to the above, they also do quite a few prepared curries, a couple deep-fried snacks (including good but greasy samosas), tea and coffee served with goat milk, and Indian/Middle-Eastern sweets. If this isn't enough, you can always order extra yellow rice, which for reasons unknown to me is called khao burii ('cigarette rice').
I'm glad I made it back, as I really enjoyed just about everything at Muslim Restaurant, particularly the biryani, which although not as perfect as the version served at nearby Naaz, is worth seeking out.
Muslim Restaurant 1354-56 Th Charoen Krung, Bangkok 02 234 1876 6.30am-5.30pm
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