Been here countless number of times, enticed by the very tasty South Indian curries and the laid back green backdrop. I’d rather have curry in these open surroundings than in an air-conditioned cafe. I always think, if Singapore’s temperature fell by about 10 degrees it would become much closer to being one of the most wonderful places on earth. Imagine then, being able to have picnics amongst lush tropical green without sweating like crazy. No one does picnics here for that reason.
They add your items one by one and you can see how your banana leaf ‘plate’ gets more and more colourful. The standard items include the potato, dhal and appalam or pappadum as North Indians call it. Definitely a must have experience in Singapore.
I tend to always get the masala chicken, fried mutton and cutlet. I’ve never tried the fish head curry here which is the most popular dish among locals. It’s just too much and you need a big group to order it. Gets messy looking, but the taste and combination of flavours is out of this world. One sad thing is that they have toned down on the spices, but I think the very touristy crowd I noticed today, appreciate it. I like my curries super spicy. I like to torture myself, otherwise, it’s just not the same.
The tea here is so lovely. I could have two glasses easily. I’m either craving Indian style milk tea or really good espresso based lattes all the time. When I was younger it was coke, but no more.
Just note that they close on Tuesdays.
SAMY’S CURRY (DEMPSEY)
25 Dempsey Road
Tel : 6472 2080
11am-3pm ( Lunch )
6pm-10pm ( Dinner )
We are open on Monday and Wednesday to Sunday (Including Public Holidays)
You can read about my two previous trips here: