Daily: 08:00 - 10:00
Daily: 11:00 - 23:30
Located at Serangoon Plaza, Tandoori Restaurant specialises in Indian cuisine.
In my quest to find the ultimate briyani in Singapore, I was referred to this restaurant. But before I got to the briyani, let me just highlight some of the other really good stuff here. I really enjoyed the paneer tikka (cottage cheese). They used a very special cottage cheese imported from India and there was a marked difference in the texture.
You may be wondering why it had to be imported from India. Well, I was told that this cheese is made from fresh milk straight from the cow and there is a noticeable difference. The cheese was firm on the outside but soft, crumbly and creamy on the inside. One of the best version of paneer tikka I tasted (4.25/5).
So far, I had found that the butter chicken in Singapore tended to be very spicy. The butter chicken here was more like the ones I used to eat in Australia and according to the restaurant owner, this was how it would be served in India as well. The taste was rich and creamy. I loved the butter chicken here (4.5/5).
The naans here were also very good. Especially good was the cheese naan which was stuffed with a mixture of cottage and mozarella cheese (4.5/5). My only complaint was that it cost $5+ per cheese naan.
Now onto the biryani. It was very good but I think the bulk of the cost for the biryani came from the lamb which may be why the whole dish came up to $11+. This dum biryani was prepared by cooking the lamb together with the rice. The lamb was very tender as the meat was taken from the rib area (4/5). I would definitely be back for the naan, paneer tikka and butter chicken. Well, to be fair the place was an air-conditioned restaurant which may explain why the prices of the food were on the high side.
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Tandoori Restaurant is a North Indian Restaurant located prominently beside the entrance of Mustafa Shopping Centre at Serangoon Plaza. It is more known to be restaurant for tourists compare to the locals. However based on Little Devil's recommendation, we popped by for lunch here.
To start the meal, we were served free of charge appetizer of Papadam with green colour sauce. The sauce has a light peppermint flavour, later on I found out the sauce is one of their specialty chutneys.
Lamb Chop Kebab ($24.90) - In a tradition of North Indian food, Tandoori or kebab will normally be serve as entrée. The lamb chop is well seasoned as you can taste the flavours inside through the meat of the lamb. Unfortunately, the seasoning does not help to tenderise the meat, it is though and chewy although we ate the the lamb chop while its hot. It should be called mutton chop instead.
Butter Chicken ($17) and Palak Panner ($12.90) to accompany our Basmanti Rice ($2.75) and Naan ($3). The butter chicken is creamy, rich and the chicken meat is tender. The gravy is just perfect to accompany the rice. The Palak Paneer is thick, not blend to total smoothness, while the cheese provide a more condensed texture. It feels nice and healthy :).
How to judge if the food is good? Basically I finished 3/4 of the rice served and LD is enjoying her Naan with the dishes above. The naan is fluffy and moist.
The restaurant is very spacious and there is buffet during breakfast, lunch or dinner. We were there after 2pm, and not many customers around. The service is attentive and friendly. Pricing wise, it is more expensive that other North Indian Restaurant that we've been while the servings size quite similar.
Overall, Tandoori Restaurant provide a delicious North Indian food. Skip the “Lamb Chop” focus on other dishes. If you decided to take a break from shopping in Mustafa or nearby the location, do give this place a try. Cheers!!
Excerpt my blog alexkwa.com:
It was my third time being in Little India in all my life, so it was not that easy locating the restaurant as the Google maps for that area was slightly vague, but it didn’t take more than 15 minutes to do so. The restaurant wasn’t as crowded as I expected a “award-winning” restaurant to be. After settling down, we were immediately served Pappadums, with 2 bottles of mineral water already on the table (They costs $1.50 each btw -.-) . I should have noted the date on ieatishooipost’s 2007 article, as the prices seemed to have increased. Not letting the prices get me down, I ordered a Butter Chicken Curry ($17.50), Kashmiri Prawn Curry ($19.00) and a quarter Tandoori ($9.50) and assorted naans.
The Tandoori chicken was served first and a quarter was just nice for two persons. The chicken is slightly crispier on the outside and tender on the inside. It’s certainly very good, but I’m not used to just eating Tandoori without any sauces.
The Butter Chicken Curry came with the Garlic Naan I ordered, and I was a little taken aback my the portion. It was really little for $17.50. The texture and taste was really good though. Unlike some butter curry with overwhelming butter taste, the butter flavour was adequate, and the texture is towards the thick side.
The prawns was very good, very chewy and complemented the curry perfectly. And the cheese naan reigned supreme among the naans I ordered.
Tandoori Restaurant has great service and high quality of food. It’s unlikely that you would complain about the food there, but you will about the price. In my opinion, the food, while good, doesn’t warrant that kind of price tag. Perhaps I would recommend you to eat there no more than once, or only if you, for whatever reason, have an indian girlfriend you want to impress.
Full post with images can be found on my blog here.