Ivory The Indian Kitchen
Ivory is a straightforward restaurant that delivers. Apart from a tandoor show kitchen there is nothing fanciful here. Its healthy and contemporary menu focuses on coastal cuisine. Try the paneer makkai malai vegetable seekh (grilled minced vegetables with cottage cheese and corn) and the Malabari Trio (succulent spicy tiger prawns, chili fried chicken with red pepper lamb). Really quite unique and unpretentious, it’s where you know you’ll get a good meal.
The gastronomic world map of Clarke Quay has expanded with the inclusion of new fine dining Indian restaurant Ivory. Located upstairs, it is a chic space in neutral tones with none of the usual embellishments other than a tandoor show kitchen. We were impressed by the menu which, specializing in healthy and contemporary style Indian food with a focus on coastal cuisine, offered many exciting new dishes we’d never heard of and an extensive wine and cocktail list. We began our meal with chukander ki tikki and murgh angaar bedgi and were served two very generous servings of creamy beetroot patties with a yogurt sauce and chicken tikka. Both dishes were a delicious assault of flavors while the chicken was quite possibly the most succulent we’ve ever tasted. Taste buds peaked, we then tucked into the mutton pepper fry and Travancore–style fish curry. The mutton was a peppery zesty treat that melted in our mouths and was further complemented when taken with some garlic naan. These servings were large so, despite serious temptation from the dessert menu, we could only manage the yummy mango kulfi. We were very impressed by the cuisine here with our only gripe being the intrusiveness of the service, which will surely settle with time. We can’t wait to return.
|Address:||Ivory The Indian Kitchen, #02-04 Blk. A Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Rd., Singapore, Singapore|
|Cuisine:||Indian Coastal, North Indian|
|Open since:||March, 2006|
|Opening hours:||daily noon-2:30pm, 6-11pm|
|Nearest train||Clarke Quay|
|Alfresco, Reservation recommended, Parking available: at Clarke Quay, Takeaway available, Late night|
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