I’m very particular when it comes to Indian cuisine.
It can’t be too oily, too heavy, too sweet, and if you feed me with just curry and prata, I think we can’t be friends.
And because I seldom go for Indian food (an understatement), I like it when the menu has items that’s not so ordinary, such as the broccoli patties and walnut stuffed cottage cheese from Yantra! The latter is a surprise since I dislike anything blatantly cheese-cheese; this is more like a semi-firm piece of tofu filled with crunchy walnuts. +++ points for nice contrasting texture~
If that’s not compelling, how about this outlandish combination: raw oysters with… chilli ice cream?! I love the queer greenish ice cream; it’s like having desserts halfway through a very savoury meal!
I’m easy when it comes to fish — fresh and soft are all I want so my favourite main is definitely the tangy sweet orange marinated cod!
Then of course, with every like there’s a dislike: soft shell crab is too oily; stir fried cheese is too heavy after a few bites; and apricot tart is too sweet –> see what I mean about the three “too something” mentioned above?
Although the solid dessert is
awfuldisappointing (sorry chef, I really don’t like your creation), my perfect ending comes in the form of an awesome mango lassi! It may be 5x the price of my usual fix from Tekka Market, but it’s wonderfully thick, creamy and fragrant… I had to stop myself from ordering a third glass haha.
broccoli fused with cheese and bell peppers with in-house pineapple dip ($29++)
cottage cheese stuffed with walnut and cooked in tandoor ($29++)
stir fried paneer cheese with onion rings and black pepper ($25++)
oysters tossed in tandoori marinade with…
… chilli ice cream!! ($49++)
garlic, dried tomato and olive naan ($9-14++ each)
okra dum bhindi, bell peppers($27++)
fresh cod steeped in orange marinade ($45++)
black pepper masala soft shell crab ($38++)
“jammy” apricot tart with fresh cream ($18++)
Special thanks to Sheryl for inviting and hosting my first (omg!) Indian meal of 2013!
#01-28/29 Tanglin Mall
163 Tanglin Road