Ananda Bhavan Vegetarian Restaurant
Still going through withdrawals from all of that great food last week, I couldn't help but want to come down to Little India today to grab a quick bite. And before I knew it, I found myself across from Mustafa, where I'd always spotted these guys (95 Syed Alwi Road, 6297-9522) but had never gone in. Today I gave it a shot.
Surprisingly, this was a brightly lit fast food place with fixed tables and a numbering system to tell you when to pickup your food at the counter. I grabbed some pau baji and pani puri, both of which fared much better than I thought they would, and indeed, gave Raj down the street some competition in my mind. I especially liked the cilantro loaded up in the pani puri.
This ended up being a good find. And what made it even better was a sign outside that indicated that they were now open 24 hours, which will definitely come in handy one of these days (hey - you can pair it with a late night Mustafa run!). They apparently have several other locations around Singapore too, although I don't know if they will be open all night.