Mirchi @ Esplanade (Media Tasting)

Did you know that ‘Mirchi’ means chilli? That I did not know until my friend enlightened me when I told her I was coming here for a meal. With such a name, I expected the meal to be hell on my tongue and tummy. However, I was met with a pleasing variety of vibrant flavours.

The restaurant is painted in shades of gold and red. Together with dark tones of the furniture, it exudes a warm and welcoming ambience. This is a great place, be it if you are here with friends and family or for a business dinner. Everything, even the yoghurt, is made in-house.

Mango Lassi. This is such a typical girl’s drink! All of us went¬†for the sweet ones. The men, on the other hand, tried the salty ones.

Chicken Dhaniya Soup ($7). A clear soup of chicken strips cooked with coriander, green chilli and whole spices. This is a home-cooked dish and since most Northern Indian restaurants in Singapore are rather up market, they do not serve it. I love the hint of spice from the green chilli!

Tandoori Aloo ($14). Hollowed potatoes stuffed with cottage cheese, herbs and cashew nuts. Although the potatoes look unassuming, the spiciness packs a punch!

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Pind Balluchi (Media Tasting)

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I was so pleased to be invited to a dinner at Pind Balluchi, which is a renowned award-winning restaurant in India with over 20 years of history. Pind Balluchi opened its doors in Clarke Quay in August 2013 and we got to try its recently revamped menu.

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Appetisers

We were amazed by the sheer quality and quantity of appetisers served to us!

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Amritsari Fish. Chickpea-battered fish fillet flavoured with Indian spices and an alluring hint of carom seeds. I could not get enough of this! Two thumbs up!

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Tangri Kebab. Char-grilled chicken drumsticks, sold by the piece, marinated with yoghurt, cream and cheese.

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Indian food galore at Prata Planet

Had an Indian food feast with mum and dad yesterday at Prata Planet. Still can’t believe I had been missing such great food for so many years, with this food outlet in close vicinity!

The joint is a typical prata supper place. It opens from 6.30am to 11pm, great for three main meals and supper too. It is air-conditioned and has indoor and outdoor seating.

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One item I ordered was the mutton mysore, recommended by another food blogger for the tender and flavourful meat. It was like promised, a stew and curry combination that needed to be accompanied with white rice.

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The next item is something you should never miss at an Indian food stall–kambing soup (mutton soup). Diced mutton in thick gravy. Yummy!

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To go with all the rich dishes is my milo dinosaur! Also known as iced milo with a generous scoop of milo powder on top.

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The adults preferred teh halia (ginger tea). A great drink to wash down those spicy and oily dishes.

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On to more food! Tuna cheese roti john, definitely different from the usual chicken and beef variety. Look at all the mayonaise on top! Sinful!

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Last but not least, banana cheese prata for dessert. Would have preferred the banana to be riper as there was still a rather raw taste. But look at the gooey melted cheese!

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And guess how much this heavy meal cost us?

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Only $25.50!