Thursday, October 29, 2020

Podi & Poriyal in Little India, Singapore

Podi Idli

This place was impressively good (486 Serangoon Road, 9711-2400). It’s a South Indian vegetarian restaurant, but upscale and hip enough to do craft cocktails at a brick-lined bar in the back featuring spice-infused booze. And the food is done on small plates with some notable twists.

Take, for instance, those miniature idli above, which were coated in a rich ghee and podi featuring excitingly crunchy bits of lentil. They also had some hole-less vadai whose texture was fun thanks to not just a crispy exterior but also chopped spinach inside. I had a couple of other items, including their uttapam and dosai, both of which went down the hatch easily with their range of aromatic chutneys.

This place wasn't cheap after a number of their cocktails though. But you get engaging service and a fun atmosphere, which means that I'm happy to come back, especially since their menu changes on a daily basis too.

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