Addicted to Samy’s Curry at Demsey

After a disappointing meal at Muthu’s at Race Course Road, we took another trip to Demsey, for much more fulfilling non-vegetarian banana leaf meal. Muthu’s was $40 compared to the $27 we spent at Dempsey. Samy’s Curry blew the competition out of the water in terms of taste as well. My dear companion agreed.

Dempsey Hill is quite a huge sprawling place, so if you haven’t been here before you need to lookout for the sign pointing to Samy’s.

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I just love the green behind the carpark. Parking is free here. A huge plus point.

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The unmistakable peacock logo. There are other branches of Samy’s, but I recommend just this one, for the ambience.

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Noticed this cool lamp.

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The divine tea, made with fresh milk.

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No insipid tea for me. Had some disappointing very dilute teas at some other places.

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You can ask for as much rice, dhal and potato curry as you want when they first come around to dish it onto your banana leaf ‘plate’.

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I am drooling all over again in memory of the yumminess.

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Hope I tempted you too.

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15 Responses to Addicted to Samy’s Curry at Demsey

  1. Gdy2shoez says:

    I tried Samys after reading your post some time back and was pleasantly surprised they did not tone down the spiciness despite dempsey being a touristy/expat area.I loved the white rice the most but still prefer banana leaf apollo at racecourse where they serve killer chicken masala and nicer veg sides (cabbage and if ure lucky brinjal)

    • bookjunkie says:

      I do like the cabbage side dish as well. Dempsey used to do it I think. I must revisit Apollo. The last time I went was some years ago. Muthu’s used to be good about 15 years ago but I find that since they have expanded the standards have gone down somehow.

  2. Aliya says:

    This is mum’s absolute favourite place to have banana leaf! Dad’s favourite part about this place is the lime juice!

    In response to all your lovely comments:
    – The building is St Mary’s Cathedral in Perth
    – I think you mean, has anyone NOT told me my dad looks a bit like Colin Firth?!

    x Aliya

    • bookjunkie says:

      The lime juice is very good too….love it 🙂

      On second thought, actually your dad looks a lot like Colin Firth. At first I was wondering how come he looked so familiar but I couldn’t put my finger on it. You have such a cool family. I bet he gets asked his autograph all the time.

      St Mary’s Cathedral is beautiful. We hardly get buildings like that here in Singapore.

  3. Laura says:

    Your food and drink photos always look so delicious. I can’t wait to get back now and try some of the places I’m yet to go to.

  4. 365days2play says:

    Mmmm! I’ve been patronising Samy’s for the last 10 years. Love that it still looks exactly the same. I hope dearly that they do not get razed down and replaced with yet another modern restaurant!

    • bookjunkie says:

      I recall coming for a relative’s wedding dinner here when I was a kid, but we sat in a air-conditioned function room on the inside. I must prefer the outside by the trees.

  5. Terence says:

    Samy’s has been around for ages in Singapore. A regular haunt for high court Judges i heard ( must be only the indian ones 🙂 haha. My aunt recently started bring home masala chicken from there and i must say, its the best i have EVER eaten. It costs SGD 5 for a quarter chicken. Even my 1.5 year old twin daughters loves it ! It is really value for money and arguably the best Masala Chicken in Singapore or i dare say Malaysia & Singapore.(generally , food in Malaysia is much better than in Singapore). Nice blog.

    • bookjunkie says:

      I agree about a lot of the food in Malaysia being better even though I’m Singaporean 😉

      I think Samy’s has the best Masala chicken too. Wow your babies eat it too? They are starting off with spices really young – that’s cool 🙂 I think I did too and now food without spice tastes bland.

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