Stepping into Marina South Curry House at 100AM or previously known as Amara Shopping Centre, it felt like one has been transformed back to the 70s will an array of decorations around the restaurants that are characteristics of the 70s era. The restaurant even plays Chinese old school classics in the background while diners can soak in the good old times and savour their classic dishes.
Claypot Fish Head Beehoon 4.2/5
The Claypot Fish Head Beehoon ($18.90) is something new on the menu. The portion is good for 2-3 pax. The broth is simmered for over 6 hours, giving it that rich and flavourful body complementing the thick springy bee hoon. This mouth watering dish is a must try but be prepared to wait for a good 10-15 minutes. Good food is worth the wait. There is also a single serving portion at $7.90 per bowl.
Red Curry Chicken 3/5
Named itself as a curry house, I have great expectation of the Red Curry Chicken ($6.90). While the chicken is cooked perfectly, I was disappointed with the curry. While I can taste the fragrant aroma of spices making up the base of the gravy. It just felt that the whole curry gravy was separated. It was lacking something to combine the blend of spices together. Saying that Marina South Curry House also offers the yellow and green curry versions. Among the three, I preferred the yellow curry.
Luohan Chye 4/5
Marina South Curry House is not just about curry. On its menu, there are several delectable classic dishes such as the Luohan Chye ($9.90). This was surprisingly very good with the silky tofu.
Salted Egg Chicken Wing 3.5/5
The Salted Egg Chicken Wing ($12.90) is new for me. I have tried dishes that is cooked with salted egg but chicken wing is a first. The chicken itself was deep fried to a new crisp on the outside while still juicy itself. However I could hardly tasted the salted egg yolk or the curry leave which supposed to accentuate the flavour.
Salted Egg French Bean 4/5
A better redemption of the salted egg yolk is the Salted Egg French Bean. The french bean was crunchy and came with the distinct salted egg yolk flavour. This is way better executed compared to the chicken wing.
Overall I felt that there are hits and misses at Marina South Curry House. While the new signature Claypot Fish Head Beehoon stands out on its own, the curries need some adjustment in my opinion. The curry has to be the star or the restaurant will face an identify issue since it is named as a curry house.
Marina South Curry House
100 Tras Street
Tel: +65 66948108
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)
Daily: 1130am - 4pm, 5pm - 930pm
1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk towards Gopeng Street and turn into Tras Street. Walk to Amara Hotel. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]