Thursday, November 26, 2009

Curry Fish Head @ Gayatri Restaurant

Yay!! The exams are finally over. It was my last paper of undergrad years and though it was an awful Virology paper......ah well. They are all in God's hands right now. :)

The Standard Chartered Marathon is just this Sunday!! Have not been training much this year and it's a little late now but what I can do is to pump more carbo into my body. Hehe.

A carbo-freak like me always welcomes carbo-loading!

Brings to mind a meal at Gayatri Restaurant just before the exams.

The Fish Head Curry ($20) was a fleshy snapper head in a mild curry that leaned towards tangy. Perhaps it was the assam. This made it a bit of a cross between curry and assam fish head. But the tangyness certainly was a good appetite stimuator!

I had the Briyani Rice with Pappadum and two vegetables of the day (a spicy-sourish eggplant and stewed snake gourd with lentils). At $4, these were eat-as-much-as-you-want!

What I like about the Briyani here was the rice. The grains were beautifully long and had a nice soft-firm texture. The spices like cloves, cardamom and star anise, were a little more subtle and delicate here. I think this is good as it allows one to taste the flavours of other dishes.

Speaking of other dishes, we also shared a Chicken Tikka ($6). These took a bit of time to arrive so it would be good to order this the very minute you step in. But they are worth the wait! Succulent pieces of chicken were marinated in yogurt and spices before being grilled. The smokey flavour was simply alluring.

And for those who prefer a lighter carbs choice, there's always the Dosa (aka Thosai). Here's the Plain Dosa ($2)- crisp outside and just a bit chewy, accompanied by three sauces. Yums.

Time for more carbo-loading!!

Gayatri Restaurant
122 Race Course Road
Tel: 6291 1011
Opens: Daily 11.30am to 10.30pm

Chew On This: Enjoy the Fish Head Curry at a special price of $15 every Monday and Wednesday!


tigerfish said...

I want fish head curry now, esp when it is cold here.

ivan said...

Nice way to reward yourself after the exams!

The Hungry Cow said...

tigerfish: In cold weather, fish head good. Steamboat lagi shiok! :P

ivan: I'm scarred after the exams. Will need more than fish head curry for repair and rejuvenation. Lol.