Sunday, December 4, 2022

Ms. Maria & Mr. Singh @ Craig Road - Chef Gaggan Opens First Oversea Outpost In Singapore

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Chef Gaggan Anand's Bangkok-based casual offshoot restaurant, Ms Maria & Mr Singh, opened its first overseas outlet at Craig Road, Singapore. The menu features tapas and small plates marrying Mexican and Indian flavours and traditions.

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Mixed Chips with Four Dips 3.5/5

We started with some appetisers and snacks, beginning with the Mixed Chips with Four Dips. The colourful fried chips comprise sweet purple potato, sweet orange potato, yam, and yellow corn tortilla. Seasoned with salt, you can have it on its own or go with the four different dipping sauces - Pickled Mango, Chilli Cheese Sauce, Guacachutney, and Pickled Baby Corn.

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Spicy Crunchy Okra 4/5

The Spicy Crunchy Okra ($12) is a popular Indian snack known as 'Bhindi'. An addictive and crispy snack coated with beautiful aromatic Indian spices.

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Papdi Chaat 4.2/5

Get an explosion of flavours from the Papdi Chaat ($18) in one bite, which is made of chaat masala and yoghurt. The snack combines a traditional Indian street snack and Chef Gaggan's signature dish - Yogurt Explosion.

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Cold Curry Ceviche 4.5/5

The Cold Curry Ceviche ($20) is inspired by Gaggan's classic Cold Curry, Scallops dish. It challenges the norm that curry has to be served hot and cooked. The interpretation is served cold and raw. Recommend giving it a good mix before eating.

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Truffle Quesadilla 4/5

Quesadilla, an iconic staple of Mexican cuisine found worldwide, is given an elevated take incorporating influence from India, adding paneer to the quesadilla. In addition, black truffle paste is added to the Truffle Quesadilla ($28) for that extra earthy oomph to enjoy.

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Hate Veggies Love Peanut Mole 3/5

Another staple in Mexican cuisine is the mole sauce, comprising chocolate, spices, fruits, nuts, chilli peppers and over 60 different ingredients. Charred cauliflower and crispy fried lotus root rested on top of the Hate Veggies Love Peanut Mole ($14).

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Maria Singh Fish Tacos 4.5/5

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Ms. Maria & Mr. Singh Shots $16

A twist of the classic Baja Fish Taco is the Maria Singh Fish Tacos ($18), using two different styles of marinades representing Ms Maria and Mr Singh favourite ingredients. Instead of tortilla shell, it is replaced with Perilla leaf to hold the barramundi fish. Besides that, two special Ms. Maria & Mr. Singh Shots ($16) are designed to go along with the tacos.

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Patrani Fish Tamal 4.5/5

With limited daily portions, the Patrani Fish Tamal ($30) is another inspiration from one of Gaggan's classic dishes - Fish Paturi. It incorporates influences from both the Indian and Mexican cultures. It reminds me of our local sambal stingray.

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Biryani - Surf & Turf 4.2/5

A staple dish but given a new variation for Singapore is the Biryani - Surf & Turf ($28). Usually, it comes with a type of meat, but this has a mix of seafood (prawns and scallops) and meat (beef tongue).

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Gaggan's Crab Curry 4.8/5

We had Gaggan's Crab Curry ($32) and Chicken Tikka Masala ($18) to go with the rice. The crab curry is a signature dish of Chef Gaggan that has been a staple in several pop-ups. The stirred-fried crab meat's sweetness is showcased beautifully in the creamy Southern Indian curry.

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Chicken Tikka Masala 4.5/5

The chicken tikka masala is spicier than the crab curry, a classic British cuisine popularised by British cooks from India living in Great Britain. The tender chicken is marinated in tikka masala and cooked in a creamy, tomato-based curry.

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Mango Yuzu Snowball 4.2/5

Singaporean may be familiar with the Mango Yuzu Snowball ($24), a dessert featured in MasterChef Singapore. The Alphonso mango mousse comes with a yuzu base paired with white chocolate snow and chopped mangoes. A light and refreshing dessert to wrap up the meal.

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Avocado Falooda 4.2/5

Lastly, we had the Avocado Falooda ($16). Falooda is a traditional Indian cold dessert made by mixing vermicelli, and rose syrup with milk, often served with ice cream. Ms. Maria & Mr Singh's interpretation comes with vanilla ice cream, avocado mousse, coconut jelly, lemon foam, and basil seeds..

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Note: This is an invited tasting.


Ms. Maria & Mr. Singh
43 Craig Road
Singapore 089691
Tel: +65 96544351
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Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line), Outram Park (EW, NE, TE Line), Maxwell (TE Line)

Opening Hours:
Wed-Thu: 6pm - 1030pm
Fri-Sun: 12pm - 230pm, 6pm - 1030pm
(Closed on Mon, Tue)

Direction:
1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Walk to Tanjong Pagar Road. Cross the road. Walk to Craig Road. Turn left and walk down Craig Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Outram Park MRT station. Take Exit 4. Walk to Duxton Plain Park. Turn right and walk to Neil Road. Cross the road using the underpass. Take the staircase and walk to Craig Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

3) Aloght at Maxwell MRT station. Take Exit 3. Walk down Neil Road. Cross the road at the junction of Craig Road and Neil Road. Turn left onto Craig Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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