Monday, August 06, 2007
Indian Grill, Tanglin Shopping Centre
This is the fancy non-vegetarian place that displaced Bombay Woodlands' old spot (19 Tanglin Road #B1-01, 6235-2712). There was quite an extensive menu, but I went straight for the All You Can Eat option for S$35 (US$23), in which they served you various kebabs (including a vegetarian option if you so chose) that all registered fine with me. They also seemed quite proud of their dal, which didn't seem as rich and spicy as Bukhara's masterpiece, but definitely still worked (it reminded me a bit of Flavors of India).
Actually, the thing that probably wow-ed me the most was the naan, something that I initially refused since I'm not a huge fan of bread. But when I took a bite, I found it to be much lighter (and crispy in some of the thinner parts) that I really enjoyed it. The extra-peppery shorba soup produced quite a surprising bit of heat too. Yes, these guys were quite different from Bombay Woodlands (and it was interesting to hear a lot of people coming in tonight asking where Bombay Woodlands went), but I liked it.
And to close this with another epilogue of local drinks, they did offer an Indian soda called Thums Up here, complete in the original glass bottle. I heard that it had a reputation for tasting like betel nut, but I really couldn't detect anything, as it just tasted like a normal cola.
Digested at 7:53 PM
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