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I love Indian cuisine for its complex and extensive use of spices and herbs, making every dish so flavorful and aromatic. Where’s your favorite place to have Indian food? I would love to recommend Spice Sutra Restaurant & Cafe at Upper Thomson Road to all my readers out there. The vast and exotic array of North Indian cuisine priced affordably gives you the wonderful opportunity to be spoilt for choice. Also, do note that all ingredients used are halal certified.
I love Papadum! Some say that it’s the Indian equivalent of keropok. What do you think?
The Samosa Chaat ($5.90) was an interesting mix of crisp and soggy. Comprising of chick peas, boiled potatoes, yogurt, ketchup, chopped onions, lime squeeze and spicy garnish, this dish was excellent.
We took quite a while to decide on the grilled meats before getting the staff on hand for recommendations. Of course, the best way to sample a bit of everything is to try the Mix Grill Hotplate ($31.90) which is an assortment of the chef’s selection of meats, marinated with oriental spices and grilled. My favorite was the tandoori chicken which was remarkably tender and juicy. I have tried tandoori chicken from various places and they were all too tough.
The Prawn Biryani ($15.90) was very aromatic, and eating it was oh-so-gratifying. I personally would prefer more spices in the rice for a slightly more fiery taste.
Essentially boneless pieces of tandoor chicken cooked with puree of tomatoes, cream and mild spices, I was expecting a more flavorful dish of Butter Chicken ($15.90). The gravy was sweet and creamy, which was interesting for my taste buds but a little mild and did not quite pack a punch.
The Mutton Masala ($15.90) on the other hand, was extremely well executed and was deliciously fork tender. I enjoyed this dish the most.
So as not to let the gravy from the butter chicken and mutton masala go to waste, we ordered the Butter Naan ($3.50) and Garlic Naan ($3.90). These freshly made Indian bread roasted in traditional charcoal tandoor are fluffy and chewy, soaking up every bit of the mouthwatering gravy.
Lastly, we tried Gajjar Haluwa ($4.90), a traditional Punjabi dish made with carrots and milk. This dessert smelled great and its taste wasn’t cloyingly sweet. A must try!
Our overall experience at Spice Sutra was definitely a gastronomical one. Will be taking my parents there! Thank you Spice Sutra for the invitation.
Spice Sutra Restaurant & Cafe
200 Upper Thomson Road
Thomson Imperial Court
Tel: 6255 4730
11am – 2.30pm (Wed – Sun)
6pm – 10.30pm (Daily)
(Closed on Monday & Tuesday Lunch)
I used to major in Psychology at NUS and naturally, my closest group of girl friends were the ones who were doing the same major as me. Heh. Plus we would always try our best to take the same modules together every semester, till death do us part. Umm.. I mean till our accounts run out of bidding points. Lol. We used to hang out very often during our undergraduate days, to celebrate one another’s birthdays, play boardgames, travel, etc. We don’t meet up as much now due to our busy schedules but we try! Haha.
I first got acquainted with Amily and Tammie through NUS Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS) orientation camp. We were in the same orientation group (OG) and after braving the 5 days of running around, mad cheering, playing of dirty muddy war games together, we agreed to stay in touch and take as many modules together when the semester begins.
I have to admit that I was closer to Tammie because at that time, both of us were single and had more *ahem* free time to ourselves. LOL. We took part in our very first 5km race together too!
And then Rhonda came into the picture. She was studying in the same junior college but I remember that I didnt quite like her. She looked like a snob I think! Rhonda and Amily were secondary school friends and when Amily introduced Rhonda to us, “Eh my friend is taking the same module as us.” I was like NooOOoOOOooO. LOL. But hey, she turned out to be okay. Like yeah, alright la. I liked her most when she drove us to Dempsey for dinner. Haha!
Thanks to the sucky NUS bidding system, I ended up taking one particular Psyc module without Tammie and Amily. Guess who I saw in class? Rhonda. Like argh. But I was a bit relieved too! Cuz got familiar face mah. I can’t remember which module that was, but our lecturer was Dr Klaus. He had a huge white beard and he really resembled Santa Claus. As the exams drew near, Rhonda asked if I wanted to study (note: not revise) together. We chionged two weeks of hardcore mugging from morning till night and I actually attained a 4.1 cap that sem. LOL.
We then went on a short trip to KL to reward ourselves for studying so hard. Heh!
When the new semester commenced, we arranged to take the same modules again! This was one of our favorite after school activities – STEAMBOAT! We usually go to Rhonda’s house because it’s more convenient.
CNY lo hei at Amily’s place.
City Alive outdoor party in Jan 2009.
Easter ‘party’ at Rhon’s! Haha! This photo cracks me up. Too bad Tam couldn’t join us.
A mini picnic opp NUS University Hall right after Rhon’s convocation.
The girls threw a surprise for me on my birthday 3 years ago. Eeeks. FAT. D:
Amily’s birthday celebration at Orgo rooftop bar. Of course we celebrated Tam’s and Rhon’s birthdays too! Lazy to dig out photos :P
We ran 10km together in the Stanchart race!
Wokay, enough of the unglam photos already. Back to the story :P Since Amily was the last to end work in the north, we decided to meet for dinner at Old School Delights along Upper Thomson Road. It’s a very ‘old school’ (duh lol) place! Hahaha. You can probably find all the games that you have played during your childhood over here! Each table is numbered and there is a small wooden toy box on every table.
We found a pack of Donkey card games, five stones and some chess pieces in the box.
The menu comprises of the typical local fare like nasi lemak, laksa and meesiam, etc. Tam and I opted for chicken macaroni. Yeah in the end all four of us had the same thing.
Yummy popcorn chicken!
We thought we struck gold with the last piece of Lemony Cake but it turned out to be so-so..
Cheers to our friendship for more than 5 years and counting! We are the old school delights. Haha! <3
Old School Delights
215M Upper Thomson Road
Tel: 6458 4518
Wed to Sun
12pm – 11pm
(Closed on Mon & Tue)