Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bangalore's MTR 1924 in Singapore

Vanghi Bhath

Yes, I wanted to come here after reading about them in the Sunday Times (438 Serangoon Road, 6296-5800). Part of it was simply because it was a well-established chain from Bangalore, but also since it was hard to forget the name of the shop (nope, it's not named after the Hong Kong subway, but rather stands for Mavalli Tiffin Room).

Anyway, it turns out that these guys have a different menu for each day of the week. The vanghi bhath with eggplant above was one of the specials today, while another rice dish called bisibele bhath went down quickly too, all washed down with a mug of coffee that they seemed to take a lot of pride in.

Admittedly, I'm not sure if what I had today was anything that I'd get overly excited about, but I know that I'll be coming back here again, especially since they open at 8 AM and thus can get me my idli fix before Murugan opens. The lunch sets here are also supposed to be pretty good - maybe I should have gotten that today instead.


mrlx said...

God, reading your blog is making me very hungry.

skinnylatte said...

They're known for their benne masala dosas.

MTR 1924 is a different group from MTR (maybe a family feud, I can't remember), but Bangalore style dosa as made famous by the original MTR (and also Central Tiffin Room, Vidhyarti Bhavan etc) is excellent.

It's crispy, tasty, and has a huge slathering of ghee, unlike the more or less anemic, floppy Tamil-style thosais popular in Singapore.

- Adrianna

Arvind said...

MTR 1924 is part of the same MTR from Bangalore :) MTR 1924 is the brand used for all new outlets apart from the main restaurant on Lalbagh Road in Bangalore.

The dosas you get at the Singapore MTR are the same as in Bangalore. All the ingredients are imported into Singapore from India.