Singkong marks its second anniversary with a noodle festival
It’s not for nothing that Singkong is one of the most popular Asian restaurants in the city. Right from their steamed open buns and dim sums to their Laksa and roasted chilli honey pork, there’s something for every palate. To mark their second anniversary in the city, executive chef Shiva Chettri has put together a new menu that celebrates the quintessential noodles. Called Wok Fried Noodle with Asian Spice, the special menu offers an extensive range of noodles, such as whole wheat, pad thai and udon.
With noodles being featured in practically every dish, including dessert, the soups are essentially a meal in themselves. A must try is the Mild Spiced Seafood Combination and Crispy Noodle soup. A fragrant inclusion of coriander, celery, poached eggs, prawns, squid and fish, topped with crispy noodles, it’s light yet packed with flavour. For something a bit more stronger, opt for the Tom Yam Broth with Milky Mushroom and Whole Wheat Noodles. Boasting robust flavours from lime juice, lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime, it truly is an assault on the senses.
The Char Kwe Teow — noodles made with strips of rice cake, are particularly impressive. Tossed with shiitake mushrooms, scallion, oyster and soy sauce and prawns, the rice strips were smooth like ribbons of silk and they worked well to offset the meaty texture of the prawns. If you’re looking for something a little more tried and tested, sample the Kung Pao chicken with egg noodles. The spicy stir fry is well balanced with a sprinkling of crispy fried onions, spiced black beans and freshly diced spring onions, that lend it some crunch and freshness. The Organic Honey Tossed Flat noodles, served with roasted sesame and vanilla ice cream, is a great way to end your meal.
Till May 31. Rs 1,500 ++ for two approximately. At UB City, Vittal Mallya Road. Details: 8041755366
— Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo