Muthu’s Curry let’s you choose without having to ask for an explanation of the whole menu. For those unfamiliar with Indian food, such as myself, it really helps to see what the food looks like, rather than just try to imagine it. Curry is an English word derived from the Indian word “kari” which means sauce or gravy. One theory is that the Philippine dish “kare-kare” may have had its roots in Dravidian cuisine of using peanut sauce with meats, as is common with its Southeast Asian neighbors. Theory, not a rule. Could be wrong.
Masala is a mixture of spices more flavorful than curry, at least in my opinion.
Fear not, its not as spicy as it seems. When partnered with Naan (Indian oven-baked flatbread) it is incredibleThe star of the show, Fish Head Curry ala Muthu’s. It was delicious. The best I have ever had. The curry was not too hot, just right. The fish is tender yet a little chewy to the bite, which tells you that the fish they used is fresh.
When you visit Singapore, don’t miss lunch at Muthu’s Curry. The average meal will cost around SGD $25 to $30 dollars. Don’t forget to have some of their red wine or their signature lime juice to go with all that curry goodness.
Go either at the start or toward the end of mealtime, so you don’t get lost in the rush and can find staff with more time to help you. They’ve recently opened another branch in town at 3 Temasek Blvd., #B1-056, Suntec City Mall (tel. 65/6835-7707).
MUTHUS CURRY HOUSE
ADDRESS: 138 Race Course Road #01-01Singapore 218591
TELEPHONE: +65 6392 1722
ADDRESS: 3 Temasek Boulevard B1-056Suntee City Mall Singapore 038983
TELEPHONE: +65 6835 7707
CUISINE: Southern Indian
OPENING HOURS: Daily 10am-10pmIncluding
Sundays and Public Holidays
RESERVATIONS: Reservations recommended
PRICES: Small dishes S$4-S$13 (US$2.70-US$8.70/£1.80-£5.85);
fish head curry from S$21 (US$14/£9.45)
Race Course Road – Farrer Park Station
Take E9 Exit to get to the restaurantSuntee City Mall – Cityhall Station
Race Course Road – Bustop Outside Broadway Hotel
23, 64, 65, 67, 147, 857, 139, 131, NR6, C3 City Bus, 65M
Suntee City Mall – 36, 70, 97, 857, 133, 518