Sunday, September 7, 2014

review of marina south curry house

Do you like curry? I love curries. I love them a lot!

When I was invited to Marina South Curry House by Agnes and Irene from ATMC for a food tasting and review session, I was more than happy to say, "Aye!" and accepted the invitation!
As its name, Marina South Curry House suggests, this restaurant was once situated in, yep, Marina South. It has since shifted to the newly refurbished 100am (next to Amara Hotel) in the Tanjong Pagar area.

Having expected to eat curry after curry - see how naive I can be? - I was pleasantly surprised that curries are simply part of the menu and there is also a wide variety of other tze char style dishes available!

If you like Chinese-style curries, I think this restaurant is one you must visit.

When I got to the restaurant, I was told I had to try one of their signature drinks, the Original Buah Long Long drink. Okay, firstly, I had never heard of a Buah Long Long so I was really curious about this drink.
Made with buah kedongong, this is a slightly sour but extremely refreshing juice. Once a commonly found drink, it is now rather difficult to find in Singapore. Seeing that I love anything that is tart, I really loved this buah long long drink!
Like I had mentioned earlier, Marina South Curry House serves not only curries. And like any good Chinese restaurant, it also serves a mean Sweet and Sour Pork. The dish was packed with meat as well as vegetables and the balance of the sweetness and sourness was done just right.
We were served two vegetable dishes, the first being sauteed Luohan Chye with toufu. I love this dish. Even though I am not usually a toufu lover, the toufu had a nicely fried exterior which contrasts nicely with the soft interior.
The second vegetable dish, which I also liked was named the Four Heavenly Kings. A mixture of long beans, eggplant, lady's fingers and petai, the dish was delicious! I normally stay away from petai but here, I could not smell anything other than the aroma of the dish. Yum!
Now, the curries! Man they do good curries here at Marina South Curry House!

The pork rib curry was flavourful, and the meat was practically falling off the bones! I would have been happy to eat just this curry and rice.
In my opinion, mutton curries are difficult to cook well because of the strong smell of the meat. Here, they had managed to cook the bite-sized pieces of meat until the meat was soft and tender and there was no smell of the mutton.
The Green Chicken Curry was not spicy. The spices were well-mixed and the resulting dish was delicious, especially with the pieces of succulent chicken.
The one dish that I was slightly disappointed with that night was the fish head bee hoon. The broth had been simmered for 6 hours and was thick despite the fact that no milk had been added. Unfortunately, the soup was a little fishy, and I did not enjoy it.
Last but not least, I tried the salted egg chicken wings, which is one of the most popular dishes in this restaurant. I really, really love this because the wings were juicy as well as tasty.
With a setting that is both casual and nostalgic, Marina South Curry House is a great place if you are looking for a good meal with family and/or friends. The staff are friendly and the service is prompt. Most importantly, the food is tasty and charges are reasonable.

For more information about Marina South Curry House, you can visit them at their Facebook page.

Marina South Curry House is located at
100 Tras Street #03-14
Singapore 079027

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Operating Hours:
Daily 11.30am - 4.00pm, 5.00pm to 9.30pm

Disclaimer: While I was invited to a food tasting session, sponsored by Marina South Curry House, no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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