Indian

Indian

Featuring GastroSmiths, Meat Smith at Cocotte, MTR 1924, 79 After Dark, Balaji Bhawan
Jason Wong
Jason Wong

My favourite dosa here so far on my second visit to MTR has got to be the Pudi Masala Dosa - a delightly crispy and fluffy pancake schmeared with lipsmacking ghee and dusted with chutney powder. The spiced potato dollop on top was so flavour-packed, I wish there were more.

Taste: 5/5

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No two sides to this, MTR’s famed Masala Dosa rightly deserves its reputation and is probably the best version I’ve had to date. The outside remained crisp throughout the meal, and has an almost umami-like, brown butter taste(which I suspect comes from ghee), and the fluffy potatoes inside are subtly spiced and light on the stomach. Beautiful.

Taste: 4/5

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Popular in South India, these lentil donuts are fried, but also soft and cushiony on the inside - perfect for soaking up the savoury sambhar stew its sitting in. The latter is a mild lentil vegetable stew that's slightly sweet and full of the flavour of spices.

Taste: 3.5/5

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The burnished sheen of the golden brown exterior was immediately inviting and cracking into it with our forks and spoons, we dug in excitedly. Taste certainly lived up to appearance, and there’s certainly nothing more satisfying than a crisp, freshly made dosa doused with flavourful chutney.

Taste: 3.5/5

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Its unusual yet catchy alliterative name immediately piqued my curiosity and I was compelled to order it based purely on how it sounded. The closest approximation would be an Indian version of risotto - a comforting bowl of gently spiced creamy rice with lentils peppered with soft vegetables. It comes with a saucer of buttery melted ghee, which you should totally empty on to and fold into the rice for added richness. They way to eat this is to use the pappadoms as crunchy, edible scoops for the rice.

Taste: 3/5

These mini idlis may have been tiny, but they packed a punch. Kissed by the scorching heat of gunpowder spice - most often made with dried chillis, sesame seeds, cumin and curry leaves - these magical morsels paired perfectly with a cool yoghurt dip to temper their fire.

Taste: 3.5/5

What this lunch set lacks in variety it makes up for in taste, with a rich and creamy tomato curry sauce spiced with turmeric and cumin really enhancing the flavour of the tender chicken chunks. The set comes with a choice of rice or naan.

The restaurant is also on #BurppleBeyond, with 1-for-1 mains. Do note these are large portions meant for sharing and do not come with rice or naan.

Taste: 3/5

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Goan, Goan, gone... that's how quickly the curry disappeared from the bowl. Made from a traditional Goan recipe, the curry was astonishingly aromatic, richly redolent with the scent of seafood and loaded with tender pieces of green halibut and tiger prawn. The toasted prata on the side was fabulously fluffy and charred as well, easily rivaling those found at any number of famous prata joints.

As always, the diversity of cuisines at Gastrosmiths and how well executed they all are never fails to impress.

Taste: 4.5/5

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This is Prata Bomb on steroids - a generous scoop of chai masala ice cream drowned in sticky sweet caramel sauce and bits of melty caramelised banana. Use the strips of prata to ladle all that goodness into your mouth. I'd come back just for this. Catch it before it's gone at the end of April.

Taste: 4/5

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Traditional Indian comfort street food makes an unexpected appearance at the Meat Smith popup in Wanderlust Hotel's Cocotte, and colour me impressed because it's good! The authentic tasting deep-fried gram flour treat is puffy, crunchy and pairs very well with the creamy house-smoked yogurt.
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Head on down before the end of April to sample their Indian themed food and cocktails!

Taste: 4/5

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A damned good samosa that would rival many a traditional one. Spiced beef brisket stuffed in a hot, crusty, pocket pastry, served with pickled vegetables and chutney.

Taste: 4/5

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I'm all for innovation in fusion food, however this ambitious but unlikely combination of uni, puffed rice, biryani spiced crab meat and saffron aioli was too outlandish for my tastebuds and merely left me craving for actual biryani. It's a commendable effort though, and the smoked quail eggs on top were cooked to runny perfection.

Taste: 2.5/5

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