Saturday, April 18, 2015

Murugan Idli Shop, Syed Alwi Road


If you didn't already know it, Murugan Idli Shop (81 Syed Alwi Road, tel : +65 6298 0858) is based off a chain from Chennai selling stuff like idli, vadai and dosai. This shop in Singapore has been around for some years and I've been wanting to come down for the longest time. The design of the shop sign is a platter of five steaming idli, so guess what's good here?

We started with a couple of idli. Their ghee podi idli which is one of those steamed rice cakes coated with spice powder and ghee. It was pretty damned good with the chutney that they had ladled over the tray. So good that I scraped the banana leaf clean of them after I ran out of those delicious soft dense idli. See the bowl of sambar over at the side? That rocked too.


Some tasty lemon rice in a little plastic bowl served with a helping of delicious chickpeas in an even smaller bowl. Both were easily inhaled.


We tried a meduvadai. The Indian donuts were piping hot and tasted freshly fried with a crisp exterior that wrapped the moist, dense and soft insides. These fried snacks sure helped us mop up the chutney.


And in the spirit of adventure, I tried their jigarthanda; a sweet milky drink made with agar agar and a name that translates into "cold heart"? It didn't turn up looking like what I had expected, but I guess it was pretty much the same thing. Something sweet and cooling for our recent sweltering heat.

1 comment:

rubbisheatrubbishgrow.com said...

i was in chennai lately and i ate at Murugan's over there!