Saturday, January 15, 2005

Saffron Bistro - Northern Indian Delights

Saffron Bistro

50 Circular Road
Singapore 049405
Tel: 65365025

Saffron the spice is the most expensive spice in the world and it is used in cooking for its colour and its strong intense flavour and aroma. Saffron the bistro serves up good food that has strong intense flavour and aroma in its own right. I’ve been here a few times and I have yet to be disappointed with the food.



What’s good about this place -- it is a mid range priced northern Indian restaurant which serves up good food. They serve you a nice shot of mango lassi as a complimentary appetizer with really spicy pappadums with a mint sauce and chutney. The food is consistently good. There is a wide range of dishes from you to choose from.

For today’s dinner cost us S$82 where we had the Murg Tandoori (Charcoal tandoori baked chicken), cod fish marsala, bhindi marsala (spiced ladysfinger), jalfraizi (a combination of cauliflower, potatoes, capsicums, onions and green peas) and a basket of assorted naan. Everything was good, the flavour was spot on with it being strong and intense. The tandoori chicken is really moist and succulent, and the various marsalas were strong in taste but not over powering; spicy without it being too hot.

What upset me about this place was that they need to be a little bit more organized in the kitchen. They served us our tandoori chicken without the naan and we had to ask them repeatedly for it which made little sense, and since we didn’t want the food to get cold we decided to chew on the chicken really slowly in anticipation for our naan, but we still finished all the chicken before it came. It is almost like serving all your dishes and not serving the rice in a Chinese restaurant, it makes very little sense. But other than that, food here is good, other things that I didn’t have today but I would recommend – saffron fish cakes, lamb chops and the garlic prawns. And if you are too lazy to leave your house to try this place, they have home delivery: either call them or go to www.cuicinexpress.com.sg .

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear joone,

great blog!
I would like to recomment Delhi restaurant at Race Course Road next to Muthu's Curry. For $50, I typically get 3 meats, 1 veg, naans and biryani rice. It's delicious and you 15% off with any UOB card. Service is fantastic, they top up the delicious poppadum with a mint-yogurt sauce without asking!
I've been there at least 7 x and have never been disappointed. I recommend the naans, the mutton dishes, tandoori chicken, paleek paneer. The servings are reasonable unlike other N Indian restaurants.
Eat more :-)

Sue
sueling@asia.com

p.s: if you like wagyu, you should check out Aburiya yakiniku at Robertson Quay. Fabulous meats to barbeque at about $35 a head. Reservations are a must. (it's tons better than Gyu-kaku)

12:47 PM  
Blogger joone! said...

Thanks for the recommendations, i shall have to add it to my list of restaurants to eat at!

11:26 PM  
Blogger LiquidShaDow said...

I've some photos here to look at for Delhi Restaurant. I recommend it too.
http://smallpotatoesmakethesteaklookbigger.blogspot.com/2006/09/delhi-restaurant-60-race-course-road.html

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, you will like this website - www.foodlet.in

it has the menus and phone numbers of all major restaurants in NCR region (increasing day by day).

make sure you check it out.

8:38 PM  

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