The first day in Singapore, we had Indian food for lunch and dinner because we were staying in Little India. Our first stop was outside the Sultan Mosque on Arab Street. We had a solid simple meal of tandoori chicken, chicken masala, and some garlic naan. My typical choice meal whenever I go to an Indian restaurant because I wasn’t feeling too adventurous after getting right off the plane. Airplane food = culinary crap.
For dinner, we went straight to the heart of Little India for the good stuff. Didn’t go anywhere touristy, nowhere out of a guide book. Just wandered around and walked into a restaurant that was packed with locals and smelled like good food. I don’t even remember the name of the restaurant, just that it was delicious, simple, and that my jeans were extra tight by the end of the meal. The following photos were taken on my friend’s camera because mine ran out of batteries. -____- But still a lot of good pictures from dinner. :)
Fish head curry is something very unique as it can only be found in Singapore. It was supposedly first cooked up by a Malaysian-Indian cook who threw fish heads, which are usually thrown away, into the curry. The curry was just amazing.
The head of the red snapper was huge and full of soft, buttery meat. I felt like I was eating chicken instead of fish. The curry was rich and full of spices that was perfect all over rice and for dipping bread in.
We ordered some nasi biryani rice, too, which was very nice as well. All of the portions were huge and the three of us couldn’t even finish the two dishes we ordered. Amazingness.
Just thinking about the Sinaporean Indian food makes my mouth water still…. Where on earth will I ever be able to find fish head curry if I’m not in Singapore…