Daily: 12:00 - 14:30
Daily: 18:00 - 22:30
Located at Stadium Walk, Vansh serves the finest North Indian Cuisine along with an exquisite Teppan-style and Tandoori dishes.
Deciding to spend my special day in an out of town area, I ended up having a late dinner at Vansh, located at the Indoor Stadium.
Allowing myself to sin a little this day, I started with the Onion Bhajia, which is crispy Indian fritters that goes well with beer.
I also tried the Dahi Papdi Chaat, a tradtional Indian street food that comes with sweetened yoghurt, chtuney and vermicelli which has a strong taste and will wake up the palette.
For my main course, I tried the Fish Masala, which is fresh sea bass mixed with very rich spices. Fulfilling. Paired this with some Jeera Pulao, which is basmatic rice with cumin.
Ended my meal with the Lychee Kulfi, their own homemade ice cream which made the final oomph to my dinner.
Overall, a pleasant dinner, with great company. What else could I ask for!
My last visit to an authentic india restaurant was ages. Since I was craving for some quality indian cuisine in a nice restaurant, I went to Vansh for dinner one weekday evening, The setting inside the restaurant blew me away. Upon stepping foot inside, I was warmly welcome by cosy lighting, plush seats and the allure of a extensive menu. Go for the creamy butter chicken paired with steaming rice (the grains seems longer than our usual thai rice) that is both fragrant and rich without being cloying sweet but more savoury. Staff was polite and prompt with re-fills of water.
Vansh and HGW were kind enough to arrange the invited tasting session a month ago. I usually decline invited tastings but was happy to accept this because I am already familiar with their offerings and was sure that I won't be unduely influenced by 1 specially arranged session. I have taken business partners to Vansh since about 10 years ago, and it continues to remain one of my favourite modern Indian restaurants.
This sister restaurant of Rang Mahal has been designed differently from the traditional Indian restaurant. The decor is tastefully modern with a strong use of colours. One of my favourite tables is the one with the sunken seats by the left side after you step in the doors. You can also observe the show kitchen at work in the middle. Combined with the waterside location, this makes for a very attractive ambience.
Kingfisher beer is served here so you can pair Indian food with Indian beer. On Sundays, a beer and kebabs lunch has been served for a few years - another favourite of mine because it's a great way to enjoy all the kebabs and beer I can eat.
4 chaat were served for appetisers. Dahi Papdi Chaat came with 3 contrasting dips for an exciting explosion of flavours - a good way to start here. Onion Bhajia was great accompaniment to the beer, light and pleasant.
The universal favourite of everyone at the table was the Garam Chicken Tika Chaat. Texture was wonderful, and the skill is in the flavouring and cooking to make a chicken dish outstanding. Everyone kept chomping at this and singing praises.
Fish Masala was served for the mains, with dal, rice and a variety of naan. The meal ended with a Lychee Kulfi. The naan here is excellent and fills you up easily.
Another impressionable thing about Vansh is the pride taken in the presentation of the food. The modern presentation and strong focus on aesthetics suits the decor well and contributes well to the ambience. Excellent service befits the whole experience.
Vansh continues to impress me after all these years, and I am pleased that it upholds the high standards that I have known this while.
After a long break, I was invited for another HGW food tasting. I passed Vansh several time when I am in the Singapore Indoor Stadium area but it looked expensive + I didn't know it is part of the famous Rang Mahal group.
You can view the full menu here.
Service is attentive and friendly. I started with a mango lassi which has a good balance of sweet and sour.
The 4 appetizer items that cosist of:
Dahi Papdi Chaat (flour disc with yoghurt & tamarind chutney)
- like thin wafers with a yoghurt spread on top, light tasting and interesting pairing of wafer and yoghurt
Onion Bhajia (fried onion fritters)
- not oily, more flour then the western breaded onion rings type, goes well with mint dip
Garam Chicken Tikka Chaat (tandori chicken)
- really tender chicken pieces, probably due to the yoghurt marinade, full of flavor
Malmali Seekh (tandoori lamb)
- rather strong lamb taste even with the spices, which i don't mind but it may bother others
The main course consist of Sea Bass Fish masala served in a bento style with Lentils, Basmati rice, Chickpeas & Naan. By this time I am quite full from the 4 appetizers but everything's so good that I couldn't stop.
I usually enjoy my Indian meals at more casual/budget eateries so I can really taste the difference in quality here, especially for "basic" items like lentils & chickpeas.
They have a kebab and beer sunday brunch at $32++ which is quite popular with the Tanjong Rhu community (just across the bridge).
The meal rounded off with a creamy lychee kulfi.