A brief introduction to one of the lucky, selected restaurants that’s featured in EATSingapore 2016. To see and read more about all restaurants have a look here.
India’s Award Winning Chef
The Indian cuisine has such rich heritage and so many flavours that it’s almost impossible to grab them all in one restaurant. Yet, that is exactly what award-winning Chef Abhijit Saha has done. Together with Resident Chef Preetam Singh Sodi they serve a range of eclectic flavours originating from the various Indian regions – recreated with modern techniques and presented with international aesthetics. The results are amazing and worth coming back for – over and over again.
Share and Try!
We always want to try as many dishes from a menu as possible – hence sharing is the key. We started off with the Kerala Vegetable Istew Espuma which is prepared for you at the table, the Tasting of Mushroom which is a serving of mushrooms in three different ways and the Tandoori baked Brie which is served fresh from the oven with a hot-sweet-n-sour chutney and some micro greens. What we like about these dishes is that they all combine non-traditional Indian ingredients with traditional ingredients and spices and it works! The combinations are quite surprising but oh so delicious!
Unexpected Main Courses
After the startes we selected the Interpretation of Meen Moily which is a Turmeric grilled Sea Bass, the Kakori Lamb Roulade, served with couscous pulao, the Duck Chettinad in a dozen spice curry and the Malabar Prawn Curry. We also decided to try the Olive & Parmesan Naan since we hadn’t had that before. In short – all the dishes were as they should. The curries were very flavourful without being too spicy, the lamb and duck very tender and juicy, the Sea Bass perfectly grilled and the Naan was surprisingly great. We didn’t think it was very Indian but we enjoyed it nonetheless!
To accompany the food, Saha offers some award winning Indian wines from their own vineyards. We tried the Zampa Chene Grande Reserve 2012 and the Grover La Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2011 and were surprised by both. We preferred the Zampa which had a fuller body and worked very well with all the dishes we ordered. They have a Zampa Soiree Brut Rose 2011 on their menu that we want to try next time.
Last but not least is of course the location of Saha. They moved from their Duxton location to the newly opened National Gallery of Singapore and the location is magnificent. Grab a drink at one of the rooftop bars before or after dinner and enjoy the view over the Padang. Of course Saha has some nice cocktails themselves as well – try the Compressed Watermelon Martini or the Drunken Cigar which mixes blended Scotch whisky with cherry liqueur, chocolate butters and… cigar smoke!
Make sure you bring your copy of EATSingapore with you as well to get the second main course on the house AND to get it signed by the chef or GM to make it a memorabilia of your evenings out in Singapore.
Now, go forth and feast!
Peter & Karin