TIME TO SPICE UP YOUR LIFE
There is nothing in the world a good bowl of spicy creamy curry cannot solve. Us, Singaporeans know that very well because we just love to add curry to everything we eat! It aids digestion, invigorates blood circulation and soothes our soul, so why not?
Thanks to Singapore being a melting pot of cuisines and cultures, our selection of curry has also grown to be as colourful and diversified. With choices aplenty at just an arm’s reach, it can be a bit of a headache when it comes to deciding what kind of curry to eat. But leave your worrying to us, because this January, we’ve rounded up the best curries in Singapore that will make you s-curry back for more! From traditional Indian, to modern Peranakan - we’ve got you covered.
Say bye to the massive crowds at Little India and head down to The Elephant Room where Indian flavours and spirits come alive in this hidden gem. Founded by Yugnes Susela, this quaint bar is an inspired slice of Little India where you get to dig into authentic dishes like their Ter Curry Chicken. Rich, subtle and silky smooth, this heartwarming curry paired with Putu Mayam will take you on an incredible journey through India’s history and culture.
Ter Curry Chicken: $21
Expect to be treated like royalty as soon as you step into Tiffin Room, one of Singapore’s oldest North Indian restaurants. Indulge in their scrumptious and mouth-watering customisable Mera Dabba, complemented with their must-have buttery black lentil dhal, basmati rice, tanddori breads, chutneys and pickles. Inspired by home-cooked meals prepared by Indian families for their loved ones, this finely-curated, tantalising affair offers a unique North Indian experience that you’ll never forget!
Mera Dabba: From $65
Helmed by Chef Rishi Naleendra and Malaysian chef Alan Chan, Kotuwa is their love letter to Sri Lankan food. Immerse yourself in the lively casual Sri Lankan street food culture as you relish in their fiery Crab Curry, made with love from a special family recipe. Savour the rich flavours of the Crab Curry as you bite into pieces of Sri Lankan Mud Crab, cooked to pure perfection with cumin, fenugreek, chili and cumin. This is definitely a culinary tour you don’t want to miss!
Crab Curry: Seasonal Price
Who doesn’t love a hearty delicious Zi Char feast, right? Pop by Famous Treasure, previously known as Famous Kitchen to get some decently priced, good quality Zi Char in an air conditioned restaurant. If you’re an avid fan of Fish Head Curry, this is the place for you! Their Traditional Fish Head Curry in Claypot is made with a combination of lemak and assam curry, giving it just the right amount of heat to tickle your taste buds. This thick, tangy and robust curry is definitely the star of this dish with its myriad of flavours that will leave you wanting more!
Traditional Fish Head Curry in Claypot: From $35
Priding themselves on serving only the most authentic Thai plates, Sawadee Thai Cuisine is the treasure we’ve all been looking for. Their colourful selection of curries are all made from scratch and cooked to order, so you might have to wait a little longer for your food. But, the wait is definitely worth it as soon as you’ve got a piping hot bowl of their Panaeng Red Curry Crabmeat right in front of you. This lovely coconut red curry infused with a magical mixture of chili, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves, has plenty of juicy crabmeat that will leave you happy and satisfied.
Panaeng Red Curry Crabmeat: $20
As the one and only Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant in the world, Candlenut definitely lives up to its reputation with their refined take on classic Peranakan food, reinvented and taken to a whole other level. It is a definite must to order their Candlenut signature, the Blue Swimmer Crab Curry. Inspired by the classic Prawn Nanas dish, this bowl of unassuming goodness is packed full of goodness, courtesy of the range of spices used including Turmeric, Galangal, and Kaffir Lime Leaf. Definitely something that’ll get your appetite going!
Blue Swimmer Crab Curry: $32