Friday, May 31, 2013

Shami Banana Leaf Delights, Sembawang Road

Shami (349 Sembawang Rd, tel : +65 6754 3898) is a local Indian eatery of a little fame up in the northern parts of this country that made a mean fiery red chicken masala with a spicy nutty paste. They used to be just a stall in the food court at Northpoint with a history for long queues. The food in recent times has become somewhat inconsistent. The same might be said for their queues. Not too long back, they set up shop along Sembawang somewhere across the road from Khatib Camp.

The quality of the food I was told, is better here these days compared to the stall in the food court. Well, I'm not too sure about that. If this is an up in quality, does that mean that the one from the food court stall has truly fallen?

fish cutlet 

These balls of minced fish and potato were quite tasty. As much as I'm avoiding comparison here, Samy's uglier looking ones were much better than these.

butter chicken 

No complains about the butter chicken, but this will never beat Jaggi's.

Chennai cabbage?

 beans and beans


Orders of rice came with two choices of vegetables. The rice didn't seem to be as good as I remember them. Those vegetables were apparently nothing much to write home about neither.

mutton masala 

Kashmiri and cheese naan 

Naans were rather small serving, lack fluff and run of the mill. I suppose they're not so good with making these.

 deep fried fish roe

We loved those freshly fried fish roe. So much that after dinner, we did a portion for take away as after dinner snacks! Sadly, these seem to come by uncommonly these days.

gobi manchurian

These stir fried cauliflowers were not the most memorable.

the washdown

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