Well, with Singapore’s weather..
Turning to shit for the second day straight, our Racecourse Rd Indian hawker plans were shelved for the evening. Not content with the prospect of swimming in our own clothes, we found ourselves yet again inside Marina Bay Sands.
I’ve always wanted to tick an upmarket Indian restaurant off my bucket list. It’s not something you don’t do because you don’t want to, it’s just that most offer more casual styles of dining, so it was with great pleasure that Lydia and I found ourselves outside Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra. I’ve certainly been accused of being addicted to celebrity restaurants before, so it’s clear to note Jiggs is certainly far from a household name.
In we went, past the masses of friendly waitstaff on hand who genuinely throughout the whole night seemed to want to make your stay as memorable as possible. These were folks who truly cared for your enjoyment, and without a doubt made the night more memorable.
We started off with a palate cleanser Indian Lassi, a shot of yoghurt which no doubt lined the stomach for the onslaught of spice and chilli that was to follow.
We also indulged in some fresh conical papadams which came with a ballistically hot raita, more neutral garlic yoghurt and a delectably sweet mango chutney.
A short while later, our mains arrived: Chicken Tikka Masala, Meat Punjab Grill (A signature dish), and Jeera Rice; soft, fluffy basmati laced with cumin seeds.
We swept this up with some spectacular butter naan.
When it came time for dessert, we settled on a degustation of several – unfortunately, I have misplaced my notes on what we ate, and seeing as it was almost a week ago (no wi-fi since then), the only one that springs to mind was this amazing rice pudding (Phirnee), which whilst not something I would usually indulge in found too good to pass up.
All up Jiggs offers some rather upmarket Punjabi fare that, if you have the opportunity and your floating around the casino, you definitely shouldn’t miss.
Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra
Marina Bay Sands Casino, Singapore