Good 4pax Lunch @ Gayatri on 19Dec2016

4pax lunch @ gayatri

4pax lunch @ gayatri

my OPS friend bought 4pax lunch at gayatri today on 19.12.2016. ^^

gayatri @ race course road

gayatri @ race course road

gayatri @ race course road

gayatri @ race course road

restaurant is located at race course road.

today monday, school holidays, traffic was smooth along dunearn road. i saw an empty lot next to banana leaf, parked & walked further down & was at gayatri at 1pm.

pepper-prawns

pepper prawns

chicken-madras

madras chicken

we took a look at the food display & ordered our food.

lime-juice-s3

lime juice S$3

lime juice S$3 a bit expensive, quite good, so ok.

lunch2

we ordered 4 dishes (include fish head curry)

pepper-prawns2

pepper prawns S$18

for me, pepper prawns was the best dish for lunch.

large prawns, very fresh, plump & bouncy, good serving size & excellent sauce. all for S$18.

chicken-madras3

madras chicken – S$11

the madras chicken was not bad.

again sauce tasty & aromatic with the herbs.

chicken-madras2

madras chicken – S$11

cannot tell if masala chicken or butter chicken maybe better. anyway this was amply ok.

dhal S$7

dhal S$7

we ordered 2 garlic naans (S$7.50). we only finished one.

i had wanted chicken with sauce instead of chicken tikka the server suggested so could go with the naan. anyway still felt not enough sauce & asked server for some butter chicken gravy or dhal.

he came with the big plate of dhal. not the best for naan but i thought it would be complimentary. he charged us S$7. might as well order a large dish of butter chicken or squid at S$11???

fish-head-curry2

fish head curry promo S$17 on mon & wed

we ordered the S$17 fish head curry promo.

it was whole head, not 1/2, but a small head.

fish-head-curry

fish head curry promo S$17 on mon & wed

this was actually a very good indian fish head curry.

miles better than banana leaf apollo we had on 4.11.2016, but that was a bad example as it was really poor – the curry was very sour, and not sweet & tasty enough!

fish head was very fresh & fish meat tender. the curry i had to go back to getting use to, but after a while, i quite liked it. thought it was very good too…

overall though, i think i am out of indian fish head curry these days. seldom take it but now not so attracted as before c/w say-

  1. hup choon’s good nonya fish head curry
  2. forture’s the best thai style fish head curry,
  3. or for that matter, my own excellent nonya fish head curry.
mutton-dum-briyani

mutton dum briyani S$11

the mutton dum briyani at S$11 was a good value dish.

rice were separate, single grain, very nicely done.

mutton-dum-briyani2

mutton dum briyani S$11

there was a huge serving of mutton, like maybe 8 large pieces.

mutton was tasty & tender, but still a bit robust & some gamey taste, no comparison with my friend’s wife’s homecooked super tender, super tasty rogan josh.

mutton-dum-briyani3

mutton dum briyani S$11

i had better briyani at other places, notably chat masala. still it was a great dish & all of us liked it.

lunch-bill

lunch bill

had a really good lunch & fun time together with my old pals from primary school thanks to my friend!

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an indian friend i showed to thought the bill was expensive, but then the individual prices were not ex really, except for S$3 lime juice, $7.50 naan (which were also not outrageous) & the S$7 dhal (which for me was outrageous)..

my friend who paid for lunch had a S$50 groupon, so i guess lunch was about S$80nett, which was pretty ok for the food.

coffee

kopi-c gosong @ old town white coffee S$2.30

after lunch we walked over to old town white coffee at city square mall.

my recollection based on a coffee i took like 10 yrs ago at the big splash was that it was undrinkable!

but there was no original cendol today as they said the ice machine broke down, so i took the kopi-c gosong.

it was very good actually!

strong & much more flavourful (& foamy) than the toastbox kind.

coffee-cendol

soya milk cendol S$2.90

coffee-cendol2

soya milk cendol S$2.90

a friend had the soya milk cendol for his fix.

he thought it was ok.

old-town-white-coffee-bill

bill – old town white coffee

a bit more ex than toastbox i guess, but i would prefer this.

i enjoyed the coffee time together!

the-new-world

the new world

we got up the escalator to the serangoon road junction, still some distance walk back to race course road.

c.h.e.f andy

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Gayatri Restaurant

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