Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Tiffin Room @ Raffles Hotel Singapore - Unveils A Refreshed Menu With An Expanded Selection Of North Indian Dishes


Tiffin Room at Raffles Hotel Singapore has recently unveiled a refreshed menu with an expanded selection of North Indian dishes put together by award-winning Chef de Cuisine Kuldeep Negi. Helming Tiffin Room's kitchen for over a decade, Chef Kuldeep continues to draw inspiration from the royal culinary heritage of the Maharajas and his travels through various regions of North India. From the new menu, you get to enjoy a diverse range of chaats, appetisers and mains that identify with the warm and rich flavours of Tiffin Room.


You can opt for the customisable Mera Dabba (my box in Hindhi) Experience, an elevated set meal that comprises a selection of appetisers and main courses presented in an iconic four-tiered custom-made copper tiffin box. The set meal is complemented with delicately flavoured rice, tandoori bread, chutneys and pickles.

Aloo Dal Tikki Chaat 4.5/5

We started with a hearty street snack Aloo Dal Tikki Chaat. Dressed in a mouth-watering blend of mint chutney, yoghurt, tamarind and spices, these crispy potato and yellow lentil patties burst with piquant and zesty flavours.

Achari Macchi Kebab 4/5

Murgh Jaitun Seekh 3.5/5

From the non-vegetarian appetisers, we tried Achari Macchi Kebab featuring uniformly moist pieces of spiced tandoori-grilled grouper fillets laced with a hint of smokey flavour. On the other hand, the Murgh Jaitun Seekh is a very spiced-forward grilled minced chicken mixture of green olives, cheddar cheese, saffron, and spices.

Gucchi Methi Mattar Malai 5/5

For the mains, both the vegetarian dishes were superb, especially the lesser-known Gucchi Methi Mattar Malai - a creamy and cheesy morel mushroom curry accented with sharp flavours of fenugreek leaves and a blend of spices. Traditionally, white button mushrooms are used, but I thought using these morel mushrooms was brilliant. The creamy curry clings to each of the honeycomb caps of the mushroom, akin to how spiral pasta binds with the sauce. Hence you will get the full flavours of the curry each time you bite into the mushroom.

Aloo Gobhi 5/5

The other vegetarian main is one of Mera Dabba staples - Aloo Gobhi, a classic cauliflower and potato delight. Every floret and potato chunk was tender and soft, fully flavoured by a blended yoghurt, garlic, and masala onion gravy.

Balti Gosht 3/5

Kadhai Prawn 4/5

The other two mains were Kadhai Prawns and Balti Gosht. The prawn curry was bright and robust with coriander seeds and onion-tomato masala. There were slices of bell peppers in the curry, which also punctuated the curry with some fruity sweetness. The latter was a curry of lamb leg cubes flavoured with brown onion, tomato, and spices. Again, the curry was good, but the lamb leg cubes were a tad dry.

Malpua with Rabri 4/5

For desserts, we had the Malpua with Rabri, a pancake originating from India. It had a dense and enjoyable chewy texture topped with condensed milk and mixed nuts for an added crunch. Best to go with a cup of masala tea.

Kulfi Falooda

The other dessert is interesting - Kulfi Falooda, featuring a homemade cardamon-infused Indian ice cream assembled with vermicelli noodles, rose syrup and mixed nuts. Eating the chilled vermicelli noodles was reminiscent of having a bowl of refreshing shredded grass jelly dessert. The nuts soaked in the mixture gave a contrasting chewy texture to the dessert. A rather odd combination, but it works!

These vegetarian and non-vegetarian North Indian delicacies and selected dishes are available for delivery or takeaway on Raffles Grab & Go.

Photograph and written by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food.

Tiffin Room
Raffles Hotel
1 Beach Road
Singapore 189673
Tel: +65 63371886
Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 12pm - 145pm
Dinner: 630pm - 845pm

1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Junction of North Bridge Road and Bras Basah Road. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Esplanade MRT station. Take Exit F. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

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