Sagar Ratna, Singapore
We stopped by Little India today for a quick afternoon snack and randomly found ourselves at this place (103 Syed Alwi Road, 6341-7797) across from Mustafa and just a few doors down from Ananda Bhavan. They actually had quite a bit on the menu, including Indian Chinese food as well as a big buffet spread. But we were here for one thing: chaat, so we grabbed our usual favorites.
It worked for me. The pani puri featured some of the thinnest shells I'd ever had, and were still just as tasty. What I enjoyed even more was the pav baji; with its tangy mixture and fresh garnishes, this thing got inhaled quickly. I'm getting better at using my hands properly too (although I need to figure out how to get this curry smell out of my fingers afterwards...I think rubbing them with fresh lemons might work, right?).
This place is apparently a big chain in India (the tagline here was "Delhi's No. 1 Vegetarian Paradise"), although admittedly I haven't completely settled on my Little India favorite yet, as I like nearly all of them. And yes, I know that I've been on a bit of an Indian food streak lately, but this stuff is just so darned good that I can't stop. I'll break out of it soon though...I just sometimes get into these habitual grooves from time to time.