Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Spice Junction, Race Course Road, Singapore

Mutton Vindaloo

This is the Goan place that we missed last time (126 Race Course Road, 6341-7980). I've never been to Goa, so I have no idea how authentic this is, but this was indeed one of the best renditions of vindaloo that I've had. Well-balanced between being spicy and tangy, it was mildly sweet (not to mention oily), but not annoyingly so. The meat was tender, and it all went down in the blink of an eye.

Actually, it looks like it's technically a Keralan place that happened to get into Goan food too. As such, I grabbed a glass of sambharam, some buttermilk-based Keralan drink popular in the summertime. To my surprise, this white-colored drink was not only salty, but also delightfully spicy, so much that I got another one (was it like that stuff I got on Jet Airways that one time?).

We may not have ordered much tonight, but everything that we had (right down to the very thin and fresh papadum) was so good that we're coming back without hesitation. And I'm definitely getting more of that sambharam stuff.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sambharam is just a name for lassi :). If you travel in South India and go to a "milk stall", just order buttermilk and that's what you get- a spicy lassi.

Some time ago you mentioned some Indian crisps that you liked. My husband just brought back Kurkure from Mustafa Ctr, made by Frito-Lay. They look just like the hard thinner Cheetos from the US, but have a nice spicy masala bite. We tried the Kurkure Green Chutney Rajasthani Style.