Media Tasting at Tandoor
Executive chef Bobby Krishnan and his culinary team at Tandoor have presented a carefully curated spring menu that would be available from 20 Mar – 19 May 2020, highlighting the freshness of ingredients used and that one might not even expect to see.
Starting off the set menu with a choice of Masala Crab Cake or Tandoori Quail, and my preference leaned towards the bird since the aroma of charred already won me over beforehand.
The Tandoori Quail was inspired by the Tandoori chicken, an Indian dish of marinated meat that is cooked in a cylindrical clay oven. I could clearly see the 2 huge vessels through the glass barricaded open concept kitchen. I just love the charred skin, tender juicy meat that was seasoned with marinate of yoghurt, coriander and cumin. This appetiser was served with French infusion of Vol-au-vent, bursting with earthy flavours.
The Masala Crab Cake on the other hand had a beautiful outer crust, with ingredients that aren’t easily distinguished merely by one’s taste buds. Besides the mix of Indian spices in it, this dish was plated with delicate Rhubarb Chutney, infused with duck Foie Gras and mango confit.
The next dish was light and comforting, an Indian style soup made with sweet corn.
Hailing from the Mughlai cuisine, the Makai Ka Shorba contains butter poached scallop, boiled quail’s egg and a masala potato gnocchi. Definitely great to pair with naan.
One of the mains selection, the sea perch Pakora was probably my choice as I love the firm texture of the fried fish without traces of oiliness. It was beautifully plated as well with Ebiko caviar and Jerusalem artichokes with cumin, also to balance the flavours of the fish.
Opt for the Australian lamb shank, another alternative for mains, if you would prefer something heavier on the palate. Enjoy a modern twist on a Cassoulet bed, topped with a delicious braised sauce over its slide off the bone tender succulent meat.
Complement your mains with either of the 3 three accompaniments. Dal Makhania (a richly spiced black lentil-based stew), Truffle Mascarpone Naan or with Kesari Pulao (saffron rice – Basmati rice that has numerous health benefits).
Last but not least, end off your meal with a plated dessert of cardamom ice cream with citrus profiteroles and berry sauce. I felt that the cardamom was perhaps too mild that I initially thought it was vanilla ice cream instead. As for the profiteroles, I could not taste citrus in the custard and it felt rather dry and grainy.
Anyway, I really love the mango lassi served since its sourness was quite refreshing to me as well as not being overly sweet. Check our Tandoor, which is located at the basement of Holiday Day Inn Singapore, walking distance from Somerset Mrt station.
Spring Season at Tandoor (20 March to 19 May 2020)
Tuesday to Sunday
Lunch, 12.00pm to 2.30pm
Dinner, 6.30pm to 10.00pm
*Service charge(10%) and GST(7%) applicable.
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