Khansama Tandoori Restaurant, Singapore
Not every place in Singapore shuts down for Chinese New Year; Little India in particular was still filled with people today. I nearly walked past this place at first, seeing that it looked a bit touristy (166 Serangoon Road, 6299-0300). But when I saw a chaat counter along the street, I stopped in my tracks and sat down.
Amusingly, the counter's puri was piled up in what appeared to be a former aquarium tank, complete with the hood still attached. And when the plate was finally delivered, each puri got its own little tin, surrouding a central highball of jal jeera. It was a rather tangy rendition, and the puri were done carefully enough that there wasn't too much leakage of the juices. But there are so many other choices in Little India that this probably won't be a place that I'll pick out of the bunch again.