The Song of India had been known as one of Singapore’s best restaurant, and almost seems unapproachable with its rather high end look. Situated in a prime location at the famed Scotts Road, located in a classic black and white heritage bungalow, its colonial charm suggest this is fine Indian cuisine at its priciest.
Therefore, even my surprise when I saw it on Deals.com.sg, it almost feels like Gunther’s is on Groupon. And so I grabbed the deal, and paid $19.80 nett (instead of $33) for a 40% off ‘Menu on a Song’ 3-course lunch menu.
The Song of India was not unexpectedly, though not surprisingly empty on a weekday afternoon. The interior was classically beautiful, with large framed drawings, big comfortable furniture, and golden curtains. It almost felt palace-like. This was a rather well-known restaurant helmed by Master Chef Milind Sovani named Best Asian Cuisine Chef in 2007, but yet seemed to have lost its former glory.
We had a chef’s special soup of the day, topped up with soft succulent kebab and one choice of curries from the meat delicacies. There was also a fresh vegetable dish, simmered lentil and saffron pulao which was a small but pleasant portion of white rice sautéed in butter and simmered with saffron-infused water.
Compared to most other curries which are light and tangy, the fish curry was a gravy-thick creamy-smooth version which I readily enjoyed. The best thing was really the unlimited hot breads and naans from the tandoor to relish the curries, wiped clean within minutes.
The food may not be extremely memorable, but its attentive service and sophisticated setting within this historical building makes this dining a special experience.
Song of India, 33 Scotts Road, Singapore, Tel: +65 6836 0055
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm