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D’Bell Singapore – Resto Lounge; a one-stop drinks and dining destination.

 

D’Bell is the destination for diners who are looking to enjoy Indian cuisine in a chic and modern setting. It’s light Indian food menu has been designed by a team of talented chefs that also offer some options in Western; catering to the taste buds of one and all. D’Bell also has a classy Lounge, which plays intimate music in the evenings. The guest are spoilt with choice by an extensive drinks menu at the bar. It is a perfect place to enjoy few drinks with friends. The team at D’Bell is passionate and ensures that every guest leaves with a memorable experience by offering an impeccable service.

D'Bell Restaurant:
Mon to Fri: 11:30 to 14:30
Mon to Fri: 18:30 to 23:00
Sat: 18:30 to 23:00
Sun: Closed
D'Bell Lounge
Mon to Thurs: 11:30 to 14:30
Mon to Thurs: 18:30 to 23:00
Fri: 11:30 to 14:30
Fri: 18:00 to 00:00
Sat: 18:00 to 00:00
Sun: Closed

+65 65364046
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Indian Food with a side of good laughs

For my complete review, please proceed to
http://fundamentally-flawed.blogspot.sg/2014/08/dbell-indian-food-with-side-of-good.html


D'Bell is a modern fine dining Indian restaurant which focuses more on the finesse of North Indian cooking with a little ode to Italian cuisine as well for variety. Governed with an iron rod by Chef Satish who has an arduously long 14 years of experience under his culinary accolades and a bunch of other shiny medals from culinary challenges such as that FHA's East Meets West; the kitchen achieves great things, some of which we got to savour over the course of the evening.

Tamarind Dream ($20) house bourbon with homemade tamarind mix was a stunning combination of  contrasting notes, the sourness like that from a Chinese sour prune drink giving punchy characteristic to the alcoholic mix.

The Golden Moment ($20) was yet another hit with the diners in the group, as its refreshing grouping of fresh mango with pulp, passionfruit and kaffir glides so smoothly even with the strong presence of vodka. The hint of chili evoking an air of mystery. 

There was no need for grappling for food at the table. The dishes were fastidiously brought to the table in a grand fashion. We kicked off the meal with an array of appetisers. Despite the Lobster Bisqque ($12) won over the hearts of many with its robust flavors and despite it's strange misidentity as Indian cuisine, found a violent death with the continuous clanging of the soup spoon till the bottom of the bowl. Moving to the left, the Kofta Kebab, a beef croquette filled with cheddar cheese, prunes and dusted with semolina failed to maintain charm with it's slightly dry interior made worse only by the coating of semolina on it's minuscule surface. I would strongly recommend the Tawa Wali Fish, Chennai Express though, the butterfish cubes marinated for a good long 3-4hrs being being tossed in charcoal flames, resulting in it being out-of-this-world succulent with a dash of cheekiness from it's caramelised edges. The Tandoori Chicken Tikka did not tickle my fancy as well and at this juncture, my provoked palate, awakened by the depth of spices cried out for more...

We sampled a assortment of dishes fit for a king that night. And I shall present you with an illustrious description of a list that I thoroughly enjoyed; starting with the classic Butter Chicken ($18), the in-house version a bit sweeter and milder than i would normally like, however, the charred finish on the chicken tikka pieces were perfect savored with the lashings of creamy tomato sauce flavoured with fenugreek. Another dish not to be missed is the Mutton Rogan Josh ($20), a well executed dish with a perfect spice disposition rocked out by tender chunks of protein, devour this hearty dish with mountains of basmati rice and I guarantee you a happy man...

For my complete review, please proceed to
http://fundamentally-flawed.blogspot.sg/2014/08/dbell-indian-food-with-side-of-good.html


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• 26 Aug 2014 • 240 reviews • 40 followers

Indian Food with a side of good laughs

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For my complete review, please proceed to
http://fundamentally-flawed.blogspot.sg/2014/08/dbell-indian-food-with-side-of-good.html


D'Bell is a modern fine dining Indian restaurant which focuses more on the finesse of North Indian cooking with a little ode to Italian cuisine as well for variety. Governed with an iron rod by Chef Satish who has an arduously long 14 years of experience under his culinary accolades and a bunch of other shiny medals from culinary challenges such as that FHA's East Meets West; the kitchen achieves great things, some of which we got to savour over the course of the evening.

Tamarind Dream ($20) house bourbon with homemade tamarind mix was a stunning combination of  contrasting notes, the sourness like that from a Chinese sour prune drink giving punchy characteristic to the alcoholic mix.

The Golden Moment ($20) was yet another hit with the diners in the group, as its refreshing grouping of fresh mango with pulp, passionfruit and kaffir glides so smoothly even with the strong presence of vodka. The hint of chili evoking an air of mystery. 

There was no need for grappling for food at the table. The dishes were fastidiously brought to the table in a grand fashion. We kicked off the meal with an array of appetisers. Despite the Lobster Bisqque ($12) won over the hearts of many with its robust flavors and despite it's strange misidentity as Indian cuisine, found a violent death with the continuous clanging of the soup spoon till the bottom of the bowl. Moving to the left, the Kofta Kebab, a beef croquette filled with cheddar cheese, prunes and dusted with semolina failed to maintain charm with it's slightly dry interior made worse only by the coating of semolina on it's minuscule surface. I would strongly recommend the Tawa Wali Fish, Chennai Express though, the butterfish cubes marinated for a good long 3-4hrs being being tossed in charcoal flames, resulting in it being out-of-this-world succulent with a dash of cheekiness from it's caramelised edges. The Tandoori Chicken Tikka did not tickle my fancy as well and at this juncture, my provoked palate, awakened by the depth of spices cried out for more...

We sampled a assortment of dishes fit for a king that night. And I shall present you with an illustrious description of a list that I thoroughly enjoyed; starting with the classic Butter Chicken ($18), the in-house version a bit sweeter and milder than i would normally like, however, the charred finish on the chicken tikka pieces were perfect savored with the lashings of creamy tomato sauce flavoured with fenugreek. Another dish not to be missed is the Mutton Rogan Josh ($20), a well executed dish with a perfect spice disposition rocked out by tender chunks of protein, devour this hearty dish with mountains of basmati rice and I guarantee you a happy man...

For my complete review, please proceed to
http://fundamentally-flawed.blogspot.sg/2014/08/dbell-indian-food-with-side-of-good.html


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• 24 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

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• 18 Aug 2014 • 227 reviews • 30 followers

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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).
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