These days North Indian cuisine is becoming my new favourite, ever since I discovered Tandoori Corner in Balestier. Ever since the first time trying, I’ve been hooked and have wanted to try more items on the menu. I’m happy to try the outlet at Boon Tat Street impromptu for dinner today! Unlike Balestier, the outlet at Boon Tat has indoor seating and is not entirely al fresco.
Papadum with mint chutney was provided while waiting for my food. The papadum was just so addictive. I like the mint chutney dip. There’s just something exotic about this combination I can’t explain. It’s as satisfying as dipping my belinjau crackets into sambal balachan.
Tandoori Lamb Chop – $20.90++
Fresh lamb chops marinated with spices and grilled in tandoor
I was never a big fan of lamb but I have been feeling like eating lamb for while so I had to order this. And I’m happy to report that it was good! The spices were strong enough to overpower the gamey smell of lamb and the meat was tender.
Tandoori Prawn – $16.90++
Fresh Tiger prawns marinated with spices and cooked in tandoor
I would recommend this one as well. The prawns were crunchy and the spicy flavour was so nice. These can be dipped in the mint chutney if you prefer a less spicy taste. The food so far has been rather spicy but not the kind which lingers so I really like it.
Vegetable Curry – $9.90++
Exotic garden green vegetables cooked in tomato onion gravy
I ordered this because I need a dish with gravy. This one is quite a good choice, but I’ll have to try more on the menu to figure which one I like best since I’m still unfamiliar with North Indian food!
Everything here is spicy and full of flavour so you should order some staples to go along. North Indian food typically goes with wheat staples like naan but there’s no hard rule to say you can’t have rice too. I ordered the Onion Rice ($4.90++) because I just love basmati rice. I like how light it feels like it’s all separated and doesn’t stick together. Of course I had to get the naans too so I had the Butter Naan ($3.90++) and Garlic Naan ($3.90++).
The above portion is just right for 2 people (with my kind of appetite).
This is my third time at Tandoori Corner and I like how authentic the food is and their spices are kept strong. Some other restaurants like Zaffron seems to have their taste tweaked to be milder and more palatable to inexperienced North Indian food diners but I prefer to try the authentic version.
Overall: I would definitely come back again!
Tel: 6223 3200