Light Meal @ Bar Bar Black Sheep at Cluny Court on 7Sep2013

garlic naans

garlic naans

i was joining couple nadal fan friends to watch the nadal-gasquet & djokovic-wawrinka us open semi-finals on 7.9.2013.  we were gathering at 11pm to stay up for the unearthly hour (singapore time) matches. i intended to skip dinner to limit my calorie intake as we would be munching tidbits over the long night! 🙂 anyhow my daughter wanted to go bar bar black sheep so i decided to just tag along & not eat. 🙂

butter chicken

butter chicken

mutton briyani

mutton biryani

my wife & daughter ordered a butter chicken & garlic naan to share. my daughter’s friend ordered a mutton biryani & i ordered a flat white for myself. i had one bite of the garlic naan, a piece of butter chicken & 1 teaspoon of biryani with mutton to taste the food.

the biryani & mutton were very average & the price was expensive for indian dishes, either S$16 or S$18. the butter chicken tasted ok but had a strange red colour. the butter chicken i had previously were all yellow curries. price was S$12. i guess this was bar price, it would be like S$8 or S$9 at most indian restaurants in serangoon. 🙂 the naan was good.

i had previously had burgers & indian at bar bar black sheep at cherry avenue (old holland road). cannot remember the prices, but i think burger was good & indian food was also good & didn’t think the price was high. here at cluny court, it occupied the previous da paolo restaurant premises with a nice courtyard ambience. i guess rents are high so the food prices.

the food i tried was limited but based on what i had & the price (my flat white i think cost S$5 & it was not good too & initially i was served a black then it was replaced by 1/2 cup flat white in a very small cup), i would not come back again!

c.h.e.f andy

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S$19pax Indian Lunch Buffet @ Yantra at Tanglin Mall on 10Jun2013

chick pea curry

chick pea curry

See also my Yantra Update on 1.8.2013.

my turn to buy lunch with 2 friends I started some business together in 2000. seems like yesterday. 🙂

Yantra @ Tanglin has a S$19pax lunch buffet monday to thursday (S$25pax friday-sunday),  I like the nice, classy ambience,  and I don’t have too many kakis for Indian food – so we decided to go there. 🙂

food was good flavour-wise, the spread was small but ok really except it lacked a lamb dish like rogan gosht, & a tandoori chicken, and (say) a bharta (eggplant).

the chick pea curry was good with the naans, like all the sauce curries & the dal. 🙂

green chicken curry

green chicken curry

I guessed the buffet was a vegetarian paradise. this green curry murgh & another chicken dish were the only meats (there was a fish tikka & great curry prawns though). I don’t really like both the chicken dishes. a butter chicken (murgh makhani) would be perfect or a tandoori whether whole chicken or tikka.

some mixed vege

some mixed vege

the vegetarian dishes were great. this mixed vege.

aloo gobi (cauliflower) & potatoes

aloo gobi (cauliflower) & potatoes

& also the potatoes aloo gobi. 🙂

prawn curry

I liked this prawn curry & had a few helpings. It went well with the garlic naans.

dal

dal

as did the other curries & dal. 🙂

paneer tikka

paneer tikka

the paneer tikka was the usual tofu texture but not so flavourful.

some squash? & zucchini

some squash? & zucchini

not quite sure what this was, like cucumbers with some squash?

mango pickles etc

mango pickles etc

the mango pickles was nice. 🙂

my plateful of eats

my plateful of eats

did not take a photo of the fish tikka. it’s next to the prawn & potatoes in the above photo – my plate full of food. it was quite good. 🙂 the green chicken & another anemic  looking chicken were at the left.

dessert

dessert

Indian dessert doesn’t work for me. anyhow I am not a dessert person so I did not try any.

overall the food was good, not pricy & ambience was excellent. but somewhat lacking “shiok” factor for me. must go find another Indian food fix. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy