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18 Aug 2014 • 227 reviews • 30 followers
Kudos the kind folks at Hungrygowhere & D’Bell for the kind invitation
Settled in the CBD, directly opposite Hong Lim Park, is quite impossible to miss. The interior ecked out to a tastefully dazzling fusion of anglo-indo-chine chic blitz, with elements of blings & silhouette.
Culturally, Indian dining is inclined towards communal style, some consider it feasting. Hence, dining in pairs, or small groups of 4’s should be comfortable. But, I reckon you’ll get to experience more when you’re dining as a football team.
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Few of my top picks as follows...
Tandoori Chicken Tikka – no Indian joint is ever complete without this dish, but this by far gives me a lasting impression of Tandoori Chicken Tikka. The choice cut of boneless chicken leg is naturally bouncier and is juicier, so it doesn’t dry out during the process, the spice fragrance is well balanced. For the record, this is the 1st time I’ve done this dish without the using sauces/ dips… not even the yoghurt served with it.
Naan – Chili Cheese Naan, Kashmiri Naan & Garlic Naan
Of the three best sellers, I’m torn between choosing the Garlic and the Kashmiri
The Garlic flavor is milder than stigma, so it goes very well with almost every curry served there after
The Kashmiri bears afghan influence, with bits & pieces of dried fruits… reminds me of the Christmas bread.
Amritsari Dal – Black and Bengal gram beans simmered overnight on charcoal flame. As authentic as it gets, traditional techniques haven’t undergone drastic changes for very obvious reasons. It’s viscous and delicious.
Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani served with Raita & Pappadum – this is a set made available for the lunch crowd, but due to overwhelming positive responses, there is a possibility of being available for dinner too. If you understand enough of the process of Dum Biryani, I’d usually stick to mutton, because chicken almost always end up overcooked or drier than necessary. However, this is the saving grace of Chicken Biryani. You have to try it, and I don’t take responsibility if you’re addicted to it.
Weight watchers & health advocates, know that you can eat your fill without concerning yourself with heartburns & choked arteries, for animal fat or butter have been replaced with healthier choice, in the likes of; extra virgin and vegetable variants. Dairy is inevitable in Indian cuisines, but largely in the form of yoghurt, moderate portions of shredded cheese and occasional dressings. Vegans & Vegetarians will not feel left out; the menu offers a good variety as well.
For those suffering from vein popping, blood boiling & brain frying activities in the office, this is a pretty cool hideout for your lunch, dinner, after office booze & cocktails. The 1st word that comes to mind – CHILLAX… and take it easy on their beverage list (ranging from whiskeys to wines).