Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Indian Delights at Town Restaurant For Limited Time Only

I was craving for Indian food and was planning to hit Race Course Road when URA sent an invite to The Fullerton Hotel's "A Tasty Passage to India" dinner buffet (6pm-10pm; $52/adult, $26/child). How timely! Moohehe.

From 20 to 31 July 2012, in partnership with Taj Palace New Delhi and Jet Airways, Town Restaurant will feature a spread of Indian specialties. Let's take a look at the yummies.

For a carb-lover, the Sukhe Tamatar Aur Chigoza Biryani was superb. I enjoyed its fluffy, delicate long grain rice flavoured with spices and a tangy tomato taste. 

I can't remember what the name of this dish was but it was like a fried potato cake topped with mint sauce, yogurt, a spice sauce and pomegranates. The myriad of flavours and textures kept the taste buds well-engaged.

Lamb and mutton were probably the best meats there.

I liked the Mutton Pepper Fry with its complex spice mix.

The Lamb Chop was tender and very well-flavoured. :D

The Indian vegetable dishes were equally robust-tasting and delicious!

Take the Aloo Gobhi for example. The soft florets of cauliflower and soft small chunks of potato were cooked with mustard seed, coriander and other spices. I can eat this alone with a lot of rice! Moohehe.

Another favourite of mine that night was the Pindi Chole- a chickpea stew with a sweet earthiness in the background.

In addition to the Indian spread, Town Restaurant's usual selection of seafood (mussels, scallops, prawns, crabs, oysters) on ice, pastas, cheeses and some Western dishes are also made available to diners.

There was also Sashimi which I felt was pretty fresh and yummy. Three types were available on my visit- salmon, tuna and swordfish.

A roast counter with roast duck, roast pork, char siew and chicken rice tempted many people....including this cow. LOL. I liked the poached white chicken. Roast pork was also not bad but could have been sliced thicker. 

Veggie fans feast on this!

A very visually appealing spread of vegetables were put out for diners to assemble their own salads.

This cow grazed happily on the greens. :p

Western, local (burbur hitam anyone?) and Indian desserts were offered.

Try the Indian-style ice cream of Kulfi.

Here are the men who heads this collaboration- The Fullerton Hotel's Executive Chef Andrea Sacchi and Taj Palace New Delhi's Executive Sous Chef Shahid Hossain.

Thanks to Kazae Quek of the URA for the invitation and to Denice and Ler Ling of The Fullerton Hotel for hosting me. 

Town Restaurant
Lobby Level
The Fullerton Hotel
Tel: 6877 8128

Chew On This:
Check out the beautiful kolam on the floor. It is apparently used as a welcome and to bring prosperity in.

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