Singapore Part 3: Incredible Yantra

Sunday, June 13, 2010

On a beautiful Friday I was deliriously happy - it started on a high note which was a sign of things to come. My cousin was in charge of our itinerary and together with my sister, we found ourselves in Yantra: “a trendy and chic fine dining restaurant, offering Indian cuisine with inventive recipes and alluring flavors to stimulate the palate and gratify the senses.”

Oh did I mention? This was in Singapore on my birthday.

Make sure to beeline towards Tanglin Mall (reminiscent of Makati's Greenbelt area) in order to experience Yantra’s Indian cuisine firsthand. Upon entering the restaurant you are greeted by their warm hostess making you feel right at home. I’ve never been a fan of Indian food since I could never take spicy food. With my nose and taste buds open for uncertainty, I was ready to hit the buffet table.

 Tandoori Aloo – baby potatoes in yoghurt and mustard marmalade I love potatoes so I loaded up on this one. I loved the smoky taste of the Tandoori Aloo which also left some heat in your mouth after eating it.
 Chicken Malai Kebab – chicken breast in cheesy marmalade The Chicken Malai Kebab was moist, soft, sandy and had a kick of a spice I wasn’t familiar with but didn’t mind having more of.
 On hand are 2 house drinks that they recommend to have some in between dishes. These 2 drinks help cleanse the palette to prepare it for the flurry of spices and flavor.

The Yantra staff went the extra mile by surprising me with one of the fudgiest chocolate cake I’ve ever had. Whatta birthday! I was so full that the world was slowing down and so satisfied with the birthday lunch that I wanted to hug everyone in the restaurant to express my thanks.

This was the first meal in the birthday trip, talk about starting the trip fabulously! =) Thanks so much Nix! I would LLLOOOOVVVEEEE to go back here to attack more Indian food. This experience opened me up to more cuisines I can’t wait to try again.

The rest of my Singapore posts are here: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 4.
I visited The Lion City again in 2011. Here's where you can stay in Singapore.

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