The Song of India

BYO:Yes

Child Friendly:No

Halal: YES

Vegetarian: YES

Pricing:$$

Operating Hours

Lunch
Mon to Sun:
12pm to 3pm
Dinner
Mon to Sun:
6pm to 11pm

Telephone

Corkage Price:$30, wine; $50, champagne

33 Scotts Road, Singapore 228226


2017 Review 2018 Review

Set in a grand colonial bungalow along Scotts Road, this charming restaurant serves classic Indian fare with a modern, sometimes Western spin. Chef Manjunath Mural takes diners on a mouthwatering gastronomic journey through India with dishes like chicken multani shorba, a Lucknavi chicken soup with crusted saffron; cottage cheese stuffed with cheese and walnuts in a saffron yoghurt marinade; and cod tikka marinated with mustard oil, coriander and tamarind.

A favourite with regulars is the flambé leg of lamb—the meat is slowcooked, then flambéed and served with robust Afghani spiced sauce. The kebab tasting platter featuring lamb, chicken and prawns is a great way to sample several things in one dish and makes a wonderful prelude to an incredibly tender lamb chop cooked Kashmiri Wazwan-style.

Another must-order is the tandoori lobster, whole fresh lobster marinated with spice and cooked to juicy perfection in the tandoor. Served with a luscious Kerala moily sauce, it practically begs for a truffle and mushroom naan to sop up every delicious drop. Speaking of naan, there is an extensive selection of Indian breads available, such as fluffy Keralite rice hoppers, Kashmiri naan stuffed with dried fruit, and Punjabi tandoori aloo paratha filled with potatoes.

Other traditional staples abound, such as chicken tikka masala, Goan fish curry and Kerala chicken stew with appam. Naturally, there is also a solid selection for vegetarians; try the vegetarian tasting platter with samosas, paneer tikka, mushrooms and coriander fritters, as well as the cauliflower and potato masala.