Muthu’s Curry @ Race Course Road

Ryan: “Oh my gosh, I want Indian!”

Me: “Thai or Indian?”

Valerie: “Aiyah, anything Asian.”

Ryan: “Indian!”

You must be baffled! But let me assure you we are not human trafficking, lol…

It all started with a tantalising picture some bloggers might hashtag as foodporn! Vanessa’s lunch on 24 Buffalo Road in Little India was delivered into the inbox of a group chat my girls and I shared.

Valerie in a text message to me, “Mom, hurry go change. We don’t have time to go eat then go to town.”

By the way, the above message was texted in Singlish. Did you know that we have our own language? 😉

Valerie was asking me to get change so that we could have dinner before heading into town for “Maleficent” (weekend is our movie night and we’ll be meeting Vanessa and Sam in Orchard Road).

15 minutes later…

Ryan, in person, “Oh my gosh, I want Indian!”

Me: “Thai or Indian?”

Valerie: “Aiyah, anything Asian.”

Ryan: “Indian!”

So off we went to Little India in search of Indian.

The Banana Leaf Apollo?”

“No, the one Vanessa brought us to last time. What’s the name of that restaurant?”

Muthu's Curry Race Course Road

The Original location of Muthu’s Curry was at Klang Road in 1969 and they had moved to Race Course Road since.
This is considered the main branch.
They have another two outlets at Dempsey Hill and Suntec City.

Muthu's Curry Race Course Road

The minute you enter Muthu’s Curry, you would be greeted by this huge pot of fresh flowers.

Muthu's Curry Race Course Road

Comprehensive menu of Southern (only southern cuisine were served when they first started) as well as Northern Indian cuisine.

Muthu's Curry Race Course Road

You may also go to the “live menu”, the chafing display and order from there.

Muthu's Curry Race Course Road

Many people like to see what’s available and how fresh or spicy the dishes looked like before placing their orders.
We like to order that way, too.

Muthu's Curry Race Course Road

Chicken, Chicken Liver, Fish, Fish Roe, Mutton.
A wide array of Tandoori is also available.
Just don’t ask for beef and pork in any Indian restaurants.

Muthu's Curry Race Course Road

There’s Crabs, Prawns, Squid and Vegetables cooked with Indian spices.
As a tourist, one cannot go back and said they’ve eaten in Little India without first trying one of Singapore’s representative dish – the famous or depending how you look at it, the infamous Fish Head Curry, unless one is a vegan or vegetarian!

Muthu's Curry Race Course Road

Indian nationality chefs are usually employed by the restaurants in Little India to cook and serve authentic Indian cuisine.

Muthu's Curry Race Course Road

Live Tandoor Station in the middle of Muthu’s Curry Restaurant for the making of all sorts of Naans and Tandoori Chicken and Seafood items.

Muthu's Curry Race Course Road

We ordered Garlic Naan – a perennial favourite among the locals.

Muthu's Curry Race Course Road

Fresh Lime Juice and Pappadums are also a common sight on every table.
Few patrons would reject a basket of crispy crackers when dining in Indian eateries.

Muthu's Curry Race Course Road

We had the Standard Lassi (sweet) instead of mango lassi this time.

Muthu's Curry Race Course Road

Banana leaves as plates and hands as cutlery, were how we used to eat an Indian meal in the past.
Perhaps it is psychological but food was orgasmically tastier then.

Muthu's Curry Race Course Road

Squid Sambal.

Muthu's Curry Race Course Road

Fish marinated with Indian spices and deep-fried.

Valerie placed the order and Ryan paid for our dinner which came up to S$80 plus but he threw away the receipt before I could take a picture of it. We had 2 sets of plain Rice (they had forgotten 1 set of Biryani rice), Chicken Masala, Muthu's Signature Chicken, Curry Lamb, Curry Squid, Fried Fish, Garlic Naan, 1 Coke, 2 Lassi and 1 Lime Juice.

Valerie placed the order and Ryan paid for our dinner which came up to S$80 plus but he threw away the receipt before I could take a picture of it.

Muthu's Curry Race Course Road

Indian food is a popular cuisine among our locals and the foreigners alike.

Muthu's Curry Race Course Road

Muthu’s Curry (motto) – “Serving Passionately” since 1969.

Most Indian restaurants cater vegetarian meals, but for the non-vegetarians like us, some of our favourites are masala dishes be they seafood or chicken.

We had very limited time to eat tonight so crab masala and fish head curry were out. We had 2 sets of plain Rice (they had forgotten 1 set of Biryani rice), Garlic Naan, Chicken Masala, Muthu’s Signature Chicken, Curry Lamb, Squid Sambal, Fried Fish, 1 Coke, 2 Lassi and 1 Lime Juice.

As usual, I drowned my rice with the tangy fish gravy mixed with chicken curry. Ryan dotted his rice with them. He likes his rice fluffy. He preferred Cabbage and opted out the Brinjal which came with the rice sets.

Personally, I find Indian seafood leaning towards overcooked. Although fresh, the thickly sliced Squid Sambal was chewy (not completely tough). The flavoursome boneless Lamb Curry required lesser mastication than the squid but I have mentioned before, lamb does not sit well with me these days so I had only a couple pieces of it. The fried Fish was moist and flaky. Chicken Masala was tender and moist (good eaten with Naan) but their Signature Chicken was dry and not as soft.

I recalled Indian dishes to be spicier (not necessary the heat level) during my teens. These days, the Indian restaurants we pick depends on our fancy of the eatery’s decor and service of the establishments, as most of them offer the same menu. The difference in taste are minimal. That’s just my humble opinion.

But…

After our movie, all of us gathered at our dining table having a simple supper of egg sandwich made by Sam when Ryan suddenly muttered, “Dinner was good… So good! Let’s go there again tomorrow?”

Muthu’s Curry @ Race Course Road
138 Race Course Road.
Unit 01-01.
Singapore 218591.
Tel: 6392 1722.

Opening Hours: 10.30am – 10.30pm

Happy eating 🙂

Read my review of Muthu’s Curry @ Dempsey Hill click here.

Read review of The Banana Leaf Apollo click here.

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Comments
8 Responses to “Muthu’s Curry @ Race Course Road”
  1. Lignum Draco says:

    Great photos. That’s a lot of food for a group with little time to eat. : ) I get confused/indecisive when there’s too much on the menu to choose from. 🙂

  2. wingedprisms says:

    I do love Indian Food! 😀

  3. Hi Sam , l love Curry dishes.Exceptional post,and thank you for liking few of my posts. Best regards .Jalal

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