The Song of India stands head and shoulders above any pretenders for the crown of best Indian restaurant in Singapore. Located just a stone’s throw from Orchard Road, in a classic black and white heritage building, it’s an attractive space, emboldened by a good internal view of the kitchen, and outward views onto lush gardens.?
Pick of the starters might include asparagus and butternut shorba laced with truffle oil, or chargrilled fresh mushrooms from the tandoor and served in a pickled spice marinade. There's a great assortment of prawn, lamb and chicken kebabs, while tandoor Australian scallops come with a yoghurt marinade infused with pink pepper.?Great breads and relishes deliver further gastro-flourishes.
It’s telling that vegetarian mains are offered first, from sumptuous dal and tandoor roasted aubergine to whole potatoes stuffed with pine nuts and spring vegetables. But you may prefer wonderful Kashmiri Roganjosh or lamb kofta vindaloo if cranking up the heat is your thing.?
The wine list offers some impressive European names, while a couple of nicely appointed private rooms add further reasons to go.