Muthu's Curry, a renowned name in Singapore for it's Northern and Southern Indian cuisine, celebrates its 46 anniversary this year with a limited edition, heritage menu that pays homage to Chettinad in South India. This is the birthplace of the brand's late founder Mr Ayyakkannu. Named The Mannuvasanai Menu ($32++) which is good for two pax is available Monday to Friday, 15 June to 31 October 2015, only at Race Course Road flagship restaurant.
Vendaikkai and Mochai Mandi 4.5/5
The Mannuvasanai Menu comes with 5 dishes and rice. One of the dishes is Vendaikkai and Mochai Mandi, a combination of cannellini (white kidney beans) and lady's finger. The dish is more tangy than spicy which I enjoyed a lot. I could not help going back for more servicing.
Vazhathandu Kootu 4/5 and Vazhakkai Varruval 4/5
Using banana as a savory dish? Not one but we have two in the Vazhathandu Kootu and Vazhakkai Varruval. Vazhathandu Kootu is made from banana shoots that is rich in potassium and suppose to be good for the bladder. Vazhakkai Varruval is unripened banana marinated in turmeric, chilli powder, cumin, fennel and coriander, lightly battered and shallow fried. Very interesting to know they are other ways of enjoying this yellow coloured fruit.
Vanjaram Meen Kulambu 4.2/5
Next in the spread is the Vanjaram Meen Kulambu, thick cut mackerel fillet cooked in a medley of spices giving it a piquant enjoyment that lingers in the mouth.
Milagu Varutha Kozhi 4.2/5
Cooked to a nice tender is the traditional chicken dish, Milagu Varutha Kozhi. Peppery and spicy, with the heat of masala tingling on the lips.
Curry Fish Head 4.5/5
A must try at Muthu's Curry is the Curry Fish Head, known as the pioneer of creating the uniquely Singapore style Curry Fish Head. The fish head is cooked in an array of aromatic spices and the fish is still soft and moist. The fact that this dish is still on the menu for the past 24 years shows how this dish is being celebrated as an iconic Singapore dish.
Besides celebrating its 46th birthday with a new limited heritage menu, the restaurant also undergone a renovation welcoming diners to a space that is reminiscent of a typical Chettinad-style home, complete with original artefacts from as far back as the early 1900s.
138 Race Course Road
Tel: +65 63921722
Nearest MRT: Farrer Park (NE Line)
Daily: 1030am - 1030pm
1) Alight at Farrer Park MRT station. Take Exit F. Walk down Race Course Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]