Monday, February 12, 2007

The Call of the Muthu

I definitely didn't plan to re-visit Muthu's Curry again so soon. It's all a result of lethargic spontaneity. Whatever it is that you make out of that term. Also it meant that I liked enough of what I had here previously to be back again. This time round, it was even better because I've found some really delicious items on menu that can be described as pleasant surprises. Apart from the much talked about fish head curry which I've mentioned previously, there are a slew of other offerings in the menu that comes from both southern and northern Indian cuisine. That certain didn't deter us from getting a serving of the fish head curry again. This time round, the portions were noticeably less meaty, but seemed to taste fresher.

Fish head curry

Murg pudina kebab

This murg pudina kebab reminds me distinctively of the murg malai tikka from Copper Chimney which wasn't really my thing. The initial apprehension was removed after the first bite and I must say that this is pretty good stuff. The only smilarity with the malai tikka is the burnt chicken. Apart from that, it isn't overly stuffed with herbs. Spicy yoghurt marinate and ground mint was good here.

Marsala prawns

These marsala prawns deserved special mention simply because they were excellent. I was totally surprised by how good those prawns were and it was something that had to tried to be understood. What rocked wasn't actually the marsala at all. In fact, the sauce turned out fairly unremarkable. It was the prawns that made this dish. Big, fat and fresh tiger prawns fully loaded with meaty crunchiness. Made me a happy man. Lol. This place gives you the options of having them with shells or deshelled. We picked the deshelled option which left us with the tail end and the head which were easily extracted from the flesh. Again, excellent stuff. It's $6 for one prawn and judging from the menu, prices may fluctuate.

Cheese naan

And there was better cheese naan this time round. Somehow, in comparison with the previous visit, the naan exuded more fragrance, arrived warmer and had more cheese. It looks like there might be some point in the future which I will be back again.

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