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    Do you guys know any good curries in Singapore? Tried Muthu and a couple of famous curries but was left a little disappointed. Anyone please help.

    Here's my little experience yesterday.

    As I was dropping by Bedok bus terminal, I decided to try out the curry there.

    The place is a coffee shop run by NTUC also know as NTUC “Foodfair”.



    The shop I’d patronised is called “Go Curry house” in which I’d ordered a bowl of mutton curry with rice.




    A first look at the curry.





    The curry is vibrantly red, a sign of good dose of spices used and strong chilli powder mix. The consistency of the curry is thick, something like that of yogurt desserts that we get off the shelves of supermarkets. The texture of the curry is rough, a good thing for a meat curry as this adds sense and taste when it interacts with the tongue which likely creates a feeling of wholesomeness. The style of cooking is very Chinese. The purposely omitted herbs from the curry draw the line between Chinese cooking and Indian curry. The sparse use of coconut milk also creates the differentiation between Chinese and Malay (or for that matter Peranakan) cooking. However, the lack of additional ingredients did not take away the freshness nor the fragrance of the curry that I thought was a little strong.



    The potatoes:







    Many homemade curries usually took it for granted that the main focus of meat curry is the meat and overlooked the potatoes being put into the pot. How many times we tried eating an undercooked potato with the curry only to have the raw taste of the potatoes robbing the fragrance of the curry? A good potato cooked in the context of the curry should be soft and yet retains its shape and texture. The potato should melt away gently in the mouth giving the dinner a sense of a mini supernova happening in the mouth. What I mean is that the potato should slowly break down in the mouth into powder like form and then melts away. This should not happen in the bowl but upon consumption. The potato served with this curry has these characteristics which is ideal.


    The meat:



    When you ordered a steak in the restaurant, you would usually be presented with the choice of raw, medium or cooked. In curry cooking, it is a difficult balancing act. The meat is stewed in the pot right at the beginning of cooking to create an infusion between the meat and the curry. The process cannot be changed or the curry may lack the punch or the meat tastes like raw ham. The heat or fire control is crucial in curry cooking not to mention the patience. The meat presented to me was a pleasant surprise. It was not over cooked, does not taste raw yet cuts away nicely with the spoon. The outer texture of the meat is sturdy yet the inner core is soft and juicy. The strands of meat breaking away also give a sense dispersion of flavours when this enters the mouth.

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    The rice:



    No matter how experience the cook is, there is also something forgettable, overlooked or uncontrollable that can see good curry to ruin – whatever that is eaten with the curry is part of the course not accessory.

    For this case I went for the rice. The first impression of the rice is that it is of the better grains available in the market. The texture of the rice is well defined, the colours were semi-translucent ( a sign of good water retention ratio), they do not glue onto each another too tightly. The fainting fragrance also suggests the grain to be of good quality.

    Biting into the rice was a slightly different experience. The rice was apparently a little too dry. This can happen when the amount of water used to cooked it was too little or that the rice is being left to warm in the cooker for too long hence causing it to dehydrate. Overall the rice is was only satisfactory.


    A final look:




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    seems nice... nxt outing we organise in bedok... lol
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    There is also a curry stall in the hawker centre side.

    Also have you tried Sammy's Curry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    There is also a curry stall in the hawker centre side.

    Also have you tried Sammy's Curry?
    I'm actually more into Chinese / Malay / Peranakan curries. Not discriminating but there's a couple of herbs in Indian styled curries that I can't take.

    Any suggestions?
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    If you like Chinese curry, try Soon Heng at Race Course Road - the other end of the chain of famous Indian curries stall like Muthu, etc in Little India. Soon Heng is famous for its fish head curry, fried squid, and of course chicken curry, beef rendang,

    If you just like curry chicken noodle, try Fook Hai Building. There are at least 4 stalls there - one on the ground floor, three upstairs, with one serving dry curry. All are good. I have tried them all.

    If you like Indonesian type, try Manis Manis in Turf City. Good curry, rendang there too, and not too expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyes View Post
    I'm actually more into Chinese / Malay / Peranakan curries. Not discriminating but there's a couple of herbs in Indian styled curries that I can't take.

    Any suggestions?
    I see... tat'll have to look around more...
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    why don't you visit Little India.
    Don't go to big modern aircon expensive outfit place. Taste of curry may be reduced to suit ang moh tourists' taste.
    Go to the humble kopishop where you see the Indian workers eat.
    That is probably where you find the real thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    why don't you visit Little India.
    Don't go to big modern aircon expensive outfit place. Taste of curry may be reduced to suit ang moh tourists' taste.
    Go to the humble kopishop where you see the Indian workers eat.
    That is probably where you find the real thing.
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    omg
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    i always thought muthu is the best
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    Default Re: Good Curry in Singapore?

    Have you tried Samy Curry at Dempsey Hill?
    Btw, the pics make me hungry!

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    ocean curry fishhead at telok ayer st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaoken View Post
    Have you tried Samy Curry at Dempsey Hill?
    Btw, the pics make me hungry!
    There is a branch at Katong Village as well as another branch at Suntec
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    so what's for lunch today .... CURRY !!!

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    Curry fish head at Millie's restaurant in Changi Village is good too...
    May good light follow wherever you go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja23XX View Post
    That's true.

    GMAN

    I know there's lots of them in little india, but I was looking for a chinese / peranakan styled curry...
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    i got to tell you the pictures aren't too appetising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyes View Post
    I know there's lots of them in little india, but I was looking for a chinese / peranakan styled curry...
    Best bet for authentic peranakan style curry is to go katong.

    Maybe can try Glory restaurant or chilli padi

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    Default Re: Good Curry in Singapore?

    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    There is a branch at Katong Village as well as another branch at Suntec
    Suntec one is Muthu's Curry, not Samy's Curry. Not sure about Katong Village.
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