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Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Al-Ameen Eating House
2-4 Cheong Chin Nam Road
Celine brought me to this Indian eatery along Upper Bukit Timah as she wanted to eat authentic local food before she flies off to the States again. After hearing and reading how yummy Indian food is, I’m expecting a good meal here. And boy, the food really doesn’t disappoint.
To fulfill our carbohydrate intake, Celine had the Garlic Naan ($2 nett) and I chose the Aloo Pratha ($2.50 nett). Both are really tasty! Naans are Indian shaped bread which can be eaten plain. It’s the Chinese equivalent of rice. I like the crunchy bits of garlic and onions on top of the naan. The Aloo Pratha has potato, onion, coriander leaves and masala sandwiched between the naan.
The Butter Chicken ($7 nett) is definitely the star of the day. I’ve heard a lot good stuff about butter chicken and this is my first time trying this. And I have to say I like what I tasted! The chicken is cooked in butter and fresh tomato sauce, making this quite a sinful dish. The gravy is awesome—thick and creamy at a suitable level of spiciness. It’s great to mop up the gravy with the naan. Celine found the spiciness to be a tad mild though.
Initially, I thought we made a bad choice to order the Tandoori Chicken ($8 nett for half portion) as it looks so unappetizingly dry. But I’m so wrong! Spring chicken was used and the flesh was very soft and tender. It’s marinated with yogurt and oriental spices—a combination which I like. The portion was very generous and we couldn’t finish it.
Service was very efficient and friendly. After the meal, just go to this cash counter and quote your table number to get the bill.
Celine, I'm missing you already!
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