It’s embarrassing sometimes when I don’t know exactly where the various states in India are located. That’s why I was excited to see a map and I was surprised to see that Bengal is just next to Bangladesh. I had no idea. I always thought it was in the Western part of India. My geography teacher from years ago would be so disappointed in me right now.
Anyway back to Mustard. It’s a charming little restaurant with the most gracious service and lovely interior. I just loved the dancing lady door knob.
I am sorry to say that I didn’t quite enjoy the fish as I didn’t find it fresh, but Indian restaurants typically don’t do fish very well apart from Fish Head curry. As you may have noticed, Indian food is often prepared for lunch and then kinda left out and you’ll probably be eating what was made earlier for dinner. Anyway, in India there is no such thing as Fish Head curry. It’s a totally Singaporean invention due to Singapore being a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. It’s the one thing that makes us feel truly Singaporean – the food!
I did like the bread dunked in the lamb curry and dhall. The masala tea was rich with milk and I give it a thumbs up too.
Loved the mango chutney dip. There’s also mint chutney.
Papaddum which you break up and dip into the chutney.
The lamb was ok, but not the fish.
Used the bread to dip into the lamb curry. I somehow prefer the denser more chewy texture of Naan.
The dhall was thick with lentils and good.
For otak style fish (in coconut and wrapped and baked in banana leaves) I would stick to Nonya Food. But even with Nonya Food this is not one of my favourite dishes. I guess I don’t like the coconut and fish combo. But my partner didn’t find the fish fresh either so perhaps it was an off day.
This is supposed to be a traditional mouth freshner – cumin seeds. Isn’t the silver box so pretty?
A breakdown of the bill and it came up to a whopping S$62.85 for 2 persons which is real expensive for a meal in Little India. I think I would prefer a South Indian meal for half the price at Samy’s Curry at Dempsey Road, but that’s just my personal preference. My blogger friend at Suddenly in Aisa, loves Mustard, so check out her blog and read her review for a more balanced view:
Elaichi/Masala Chai (2): S$7.00
Macher Paturi: S$16.90
Kosha Mangsho S$15.90
Saffron Rice: S$6.90
Open Food: S$6.90
32 Race Course Road
Tel: 6297 8422