Phone: +91 9725033230, 080 49514554
Address: 58/A, 4th Main Road, HAL 3rd Stage, Off 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Time: 12 Noon – 10:30 PM
Meals for two: Rs. 700
Cuisines: Singaporean, Sushi, Thai
Facilities: Home Delivery, Indoor Seating
Singapore Street, Indiranagar, Bangalore: Decor
Singapore Street is a small, bistro-style eatery off 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar. It has a light, airy feel, with some bright touches in the form of photos on the walls and a stack of books on a shelf. It’s charming in its unpretentiousness.
Singapore Street, Indiranagar, Bangalore: Food
Singapore Street is by Chef Surajit Ghara who won praise for his Kammanahalli restaurant, Oki (now also rebranded as Singapore Street). Here, it’s a reassuringly compact menu of dishes inspired by Singapore’s melting pot of street food.
The Aromatic Tea (₹250) was a warming bowlful on a cool evening, tofu, greens, slices of lotus stem and a profusion of mushrooms swimming in a delicately flavored broth spiked with szechuan pepper and sesame oil.
The Anchovies Lettuce and Sambal Salad (₹280) had crisp greens and radish and fried anchovies, and was enlivened by a dressing made with sambal belachan. I loved the combination of ingredients and the kick of chilli in this. The Raw Papaya Lotus Root Salad (₹250) I ordered on another occasion was an interesting take on som tam. The Special Fish Cake (₹350) is excellent here, with betel leaves adding a strong, herbal punch.
All the sushi rolls here use cured seafood and meats. The Duck Maki Sushi (₹280) had smoked duck and was so very good. Tacos, I’ve learned, are topping the trendy charts these days. Singapore Street’s version is made with Banh Xeo, the Vietnamese-style crepes. The Golden Crepe Taco Soft Shell Crab Balachaung (₹395) I tasted could have done with more curry mayo to moisten the filling.
The Banana Leaf Wrap Sticky Rice (₹380) was a delicious meal-in-a-packet, sticky rice, sambal, shiitake mushrooms and water chestnuts all coming together beautifully.
For dessert, I was recommended the Cassava Cake (₹220), made with grated tapioca cooked in coconut milk; different and a nice change from tub tim krob.
The wait staff does an excellent job, whether explaining the ingredients in a dish or being attentive.
Plus & Minus:
While Asian restaurants seem to be popping up everywhere, Singapore Street offers a fresh and exciting menu. It’s a small space with tables packed quite closely; but if you’re here for the food that isn’t really a drawback.