Along a quiet stretch of old shop houses, I am surprise to find this restaurant packed to the fullest. Step into the restaurant, one could not help but notice the photographs of various well known people such as Former president S.R. Nathan, and Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mr Najib Tun Razak decorated the wall. The restaurant has a long history. Islamic Restaurant was established in 1921 by Mr M. Abdul Rahiman, the Master Chef of the rich Alsagoff Family. It is first located at 791/797 North Bridge Road as Famous Islamic Restaurant, before moving to its current location and renaming as Islamic Restaurant.
Menu is a red hard cover booklet, with South and North Indian dishes on it.
Chicken Beryani ($9)
The Basmati Rice is well cooked, flavourful, but not overpowered by the spices. The chicken looks dry but is quite tender. It is served with Acha and Dhal.
Bringol Pachady ($3 small/ $5 medium)
The brinjal is soft but firm also. It is topped with a sweet and spicy.
Lashuni Naan (Garlic) ($2.50)
Although there is lot of different naans on the menu, but there is only this and plain version available. Although it is soft and fluffy, it would better if it has been toasted a bit longer as the garlic still taste a bit raw.
Butter Chicken ($10)
The boneless chicken pieces are tender and soft, surrounded with a thick and creamy sauce.
Fish Curry ($6)
The fish is meaty and chunky, which is soaked in spicy rich sauce.
Caramel Pudding ($4)
At first I plan to order other dessert, but only this is available. It tastes like crème brûlée but with a firmer texture. It does not tastes too sweet.
Mango Lassi ($4.50)
The drink is quite thick and creamy. It is not too sweet, and removes the heat from the spicy curry.
Halia Milk ($2)
Although it looks like a mug of hot milk, it actually tastes quite strong of ginger with none of the milk taste.
After making payment at the cashier, remember to help yourself to the mouth refresher at the cashier. It is full of different spices, which removes all the strong curry taste from the mouth.
Overall the food is delicious and prices are reasonable. Food is served quite fast. The only thing which I am quite not happy is the small table where we have to try to squeeze everything on. The tables are quite near to each other and we do not have place our bags. Although the place is crowded, the turnover is quite fast.
Bill : $44.70
Address : 745 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198713
Tel : 6298 7563
Operating Hours : 10:00am – 10:00pm
Website : http://www.islamic.sg/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/islamic.sg