Mmm...delicious. I was told to get three things when I came here (238 Serangoon Road, 6296-8949): seekh kebab
, and Lahori-style chicken. I arrived with expectations on all three of them and they generally surprised me. For instance, I wasn't expecting anything out of the ordinary when it came to the seekh kebabs
given how commonplace
they are. But when these arrived, I immediately realized why it was that I was told to come here: the visibly obvious presence of chili seeds weaved into the meat, making it pleasantly spicy and fun to eat. Yum.
What surprised me even more was the haleem
, or that gooey paste thing in the back. This chicken and lentil thing didn't look like much, so I wasn't expecting anything either. But when I tasted it, it immediately became my favorite thing here. Why? It was so rich and creamy...it was a bit like the stuffing inside a savory chicken pot pie, but with the buttery crust whipped right into it too. I downed that stuff in the blink of an eye.
I had some trouble getting the chicken though. When I first came here for lunch last week, they were only selling your everyday tandoori chicken: you know, the red kind
, like in the photo above. But the spicy white Lahori version was not available until after 3 PM. I thus finally made it back today to try it. Its spiciness wasn't in terms of heat, but rather its range of spices. It reminded me a bit of Pollo Campero
, albeit punchier and less salty. The cool thing is that these guys are open until 2:30 AM too, so I'm definitely coming back for a late night snack.