the. Indulge Restaurant

Average: 3 (1 vote)

Hidden in the basement of The Cathay is this little inconspicuous eatery, which can get quite packed and noisy on weekends, filled mostly by couples and students. In general the food has a rather unassuming appearance, but is actually tasty—try the large, crispy deep-fried dory with Thai sauce. And, for a hole-in-the-wall, the service is ok too.

Tucked away at the basement of The Cathay is this little inconspicuous eatery. We’ve heard good things about the grub here, so we gave it a try one weekend evening.

Despite some initial hiccups over our table (we had made a reservation, only to be annoyingly told to return 15 minutes later), we got a table in the small, red‑walled, rather noisy interior.

The eatery was quite packed, so quickly we decided on the grilled rib‑eye with braised mushrooms, an award‑winning dish which arrived suspiciously undersized. Fortunately, it was done medium rare as we had specified, and was juicy and tender. Next, we had the chrysanthemum‑shaped dory with Thai sauce—a tasty, crispy, large chunk of deep‑fried dory. Our fried rice was rather ordinary and bland though.

But the large selection of brightly‑colored, fun mocktails made up for it—we tried the Wishing Star, Sapphire Dream and Snow White and liked them all. The cool, refreshing avocado lemon mousse cleaned our palate nicely. Service is fine, the food is affordable and not too bad—but just check you really do have a table first if you make a reservation.

Venue Details
Address: the. Indulge Restaurant, #B1-26 The Cathay, 2 Handy Rd., Singapore, 229233 Singapore
Phone: 6732-3952
Area: Orchard
Cuisine: Fusion
Price Range: $
Open since: December, 2006
Opening hours: daily 11am-11pm
Reservation recommended, Parking available: at The Cathay, Takeaway available
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