Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra, Singapore

Well, with Singapore’s weather..

Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra

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.

Indian Lassi at  Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra

Indian Lassi at Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra

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.

Conical Papadams at Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra

Conical Papadams at Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra

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.

 

The mains at  Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra

The mains at Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra


We swept this up with some spectacular butter naan.

Butter Naan at Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra

Butter Naan at Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra

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.

Indian Rice Pudding at Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra

Indian Rice Pudding at Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra

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
http://www.marinabaysands.com/Singapore-Restaurants/Fine-Dining/Punjab-Grill/

 

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