Monday, February 12, 2007

The Call of theMuthu

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 more delicious items on menu. Apart from the much talked about fish head curry which I've mentioned previously, there were a slew of other items in the menu that originated 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 fish was less meaty, but seemed to taste fresher.

Fish head curry

Murg pudina kebab

This murg pudina kebab reminds me of the murg malai tikka from Copper Chimney which I didn't enjoy. The initial apprehension was wiped off after the first bite. This was pretty good stuff. The only similarity with the malai tikka was the burnt chicken. Apart from that, it wasn't overly drowned with herbs. Spicy yoghurt marinate and ground mint was good here.

Marsala prawns

These marsala prawns deserved special mention because they were excellent. I was totally surprised by how good those prawns were. Something that one would have to try to understand. What rocked wasn't actually the masala. In fact, the sauce was 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. The restaurant offered 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 removed. 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. In comparison with the previous visit, the naan today exuded more fragrance, arrived warmer and had more cheese. It looks like I could be back again.

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