Morsels of Delice •
15 Sep 2014
First thing first, ditch that stereotyped concept of Indian food being oily and spicy, consisting only of roti prata and curry chicken/mutton. At this restaurant in which North Indian food is served, the food is neither oily nor very spicy, despite having countless of spices added into the food. I can even say that the food here is quite healthy, and yummy.
The main source of carbo here is soft naan, not the oily roti prata. The food here consists of soup, grilled meat and vegetables (No fried food! Which is all good with me), and curry filled with chunks of meat and vegetables, all are so flavourful, bursting with the goodness of spices, yet being hardly spicy at all. Highly recommended is the butter chicken that is insanely flavourful and juicy due to the fragrant and creamy curry. The desserts are a tad too sweet, though strangely, I could finish it.
As for the buffet which is available on Sundays and special occasions, my opinion is that it is better for non-Indians to go for the set lunch instead, since a lot of dishes available in the spread are curries of different kind, which is kind of overwhelming for me (and the only ones that left good, strong impressions on me are butter chicken, rice, soup, salad with Raita sauce and the grilled items).
With regards to set lunch, I only have thumbs up for the spread since both the soups of corn and spinach, and tomato are gathering of splendid, soothing flavours, and the four types of kebabs are pretty tasty and provide variety to the whole meal. The main course of fresh sea perch/butter chicken are absolutely flavourful in which the accompanying curry serves to enhance the taste of the meat instead overshadowing it. The rice with saffron is so beautiful in taste where the light fragrance of saffron highlights the natural goodness of the fluffy basmati rice. I'm not kidding when I say the rice can really be eaten on its own, without the need for sauces, meats and vegetables.
The service is good, a vast improvement from the past. The staffs are outstanding in providing friendly and prompt service. Especially Nitin and Arif, who remember the regular patrons and always make a point to come up to ask how we are. Also helps that they are willing to accommodate to our dietary preferences if possible. We also appreciate the quiet sincerity of the staff, Boon Leong.
The ambience of this newly renovated place is of lush golden splendour theme.
This is definitely the place I'll go to, for high end Indian food.
For photos, visit my blog at http://morsels-of-delice.blogspot.sg/2014/09/tandoor-north-indian-restaurant.html