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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Singapore – A Food Paradise

The Hindu presents a good picture of the food scene in Singapore.

Indian food is to be had all over Little India — idli, thosai, roti prata and murtabak. "Woodlands", "Komala Vilas", "Ananda Bhavan", "Annapoorna" — vegetarian food is really no problem here. "Muthu's Fish Head Curry" has become a legend unique to the island, drawing diners like a giant magnet. Ordinary restaurants have led to fine-dining establishments like "Ganga", "Delhi", etc., attracting constant tour groups from all over the world. Fruit and fresh vegetables fresh in from India, China and the West fill the wet market, with even rare fresh greens available. "Tekka" is hiving with early morning shoppers on Sunday, out to get the freshest produce tender okra, beans, Indian onions etc., to freshly butchered meat, and tender plump fish.


  • Kaps!
    I remember visiting one of the IISCON restaurents, the food was just disgusting. Komala vilas is all super hyped. I am glad you like it though. I am sure if you had a non "BRAHMIN" taste:P you could survive well there.

    By Blogger ROBBIE, at 12:13 AM  

  • Robbie,
    I don't know when u visited the place, but there are much more eating options now. I haven't been to the ISKCON restaurant that you have mentioned and hence I'm not able to offer my views. As regards Komala Vilas, it is a bit over hyped as all travel guides mention that it is a must visit place.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 12:24 AM  

  • sorry for IISCON instead of ISKON, its coz the name of the apartments my aunts stayed in chennai was IISCON and I always keep confusing between the two:P

    By Blogger ROBBIE, at 1:31 AM  

  • what is murtabak....

    By Blogger Me, at 3:10 AM  

  • IMO - ISKCON food is considered "divine" and not for taste buds...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:53 AM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:33 AM  

  • I think Komala Vilas is the first Indian restaurant in Singapore that had "ambiance" hence the must visit tag.

    I remember entering a packed restaurant in the early 90’s. Squeezing in for a hot masala thosai and coffee on a wet evening.

    By Blogger Maran, at 9:32 AM  

  • aah, food was never an issue when i lived in s'pore. every evening my friends and i used to meet in a hawker stall close to the NUS campus for our chappathi and dhal. it was fun.

    By Blogger Venky Krishnamoorthy, at 11:24 AM  

  • Hi kaps

    How r u doin ?
    Congrats for winning that Kavidhai potti by venkittu Sir,

    Nice Kavidhai.
    Sorry i am commenting something that is not related to this post.

    By Blogger Kay, at 12:00 PM  

  • kaps,
    little india does have a lot of indian eateries. other than that, there are a few indian joints here and there.

    but for a hard-core veggie to have lunch at 'kopitiam' is a curse..

    Oh no!!! I miss Singapore now :-(

    By Blogger vee-jay, at 5:02 PM  

  • @ME,
    Long time no visit? Please read the Wiki entry on Murtabak. A veg version is also avlbl

    Thanx for the clarification on the ISKCON food.

    IMO Komala Vilas and ambience don't go together. It is a place for a quick meal....quite a noisy place.

    Did u eat the same food everyday?

    Welcome back. Thanks for your wishes.

    To get a good veggie meal (that too an Indian meal) outside the city centre is quite difficult.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 5:54 PM  

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