Saturday, November 09, 2013

Madras New Woodlands Restaurant, Upper Dickson Road

This was a pretty enjoyable meal down at Madras New Woodlands (12-14 Upper Dickson Road, +65 6297 1594) preluded by their pretty good lassi. I hear that they're good for digestion, but that's not the only reason why I drink them. 

Except maybe for the pani puri which wasn't so crispy and didn't taste fresh at all. It looked too hastily put together even for such a snack. The flavor profile for these were actually kinda thin and sparse, worn down by too much sour from the tamarind water. I'll be sure to pick something with yoghurt the next time.

My first tomato uttapam ever. Rather tasty and filled with chopped onions and tomato accompanied by the usual chutney and sambar. What really got my attention was their orange chutney. I've never found out what went into making them or if there's a proper name for them. This one here was really quite good.

This was their VIP thali, basically their thali with the works which comes with both the white rice and briyani plus a pastry of choice apart from the vegetable options on the side . In our case, it was a bhattura that was crusty, crisp and lightly chewy. I think we were rather taken in by the savory flavors and their blend of spices in the entire tray. Their creamy vegetable korma was exceptionally tasty, chickpea curry was spicy and the briyani, fragrant enough to eat on its own. And everything except the bhattura was entitled for refills.

Masala tea here was heavy on the milk. Which is not necessarily a bad thing since it lent a mellow comforting quality, but I could definitely appreciate a bit more spice and certainly as well, strength to the tea.

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