Indian food is the generic term used for food that comes from the sub-continent. The country is large, and the food is distinct, depending on where you go. Mustard offers some of the best offerings from Punjab in the north west, to Bengal in the east.
Ambience, Service and the Staff
Mustard is located in a converted shop house just a stone’s throw from the Racecourse Road exit of Little India MRT.
The interior of the restaurant has been tastefully restored and is a throwback to colonial India, with Mughal-style portaits gracing the walls on one side, and an Indian tricolour on the other. The seats are comfortable.
I had walked in on a Wednesday night, and the restaurant was quite busy. The staff initially asked me to sit at one of the outdoor dining area tables before swiftly moving me indoors after one of the tables was vacated.
The staff are warm, friendly and attentive.
I was solo dining this evening, and ordered the traditional chicken curry, garlic naan, tandoori roti, and shahi tukra for dessert.
The food came out quickly. The mains were served within 10 minutes of placing the order. The chicken curry was authentically a traditional Indian chicken curry – the kind that people make at home in India.
The naan was hot and fresh, though I have to say that I preferred the tandoori roti, with its more fibrous texture from using wheat flour.
The mains were sufficient to sate the appetite of a hungry large adult male.
The shahi tukra was well prepared and not too sweet, and offered a nice closure to a simple Indian meal.
I have come here before with a group of 8 friends, where we ordered biriyani, fish curry, a few varieties of chicken, dal and vegetables. We all thoroughly enjoyed the meal.
The Price Point
When dining on my own, the bill came to just under $37 including dessert. I hadn’t ordered any drinks. This is a little more than what I would typically spend on dinner for myself. However, with that said, Indian food is best eaten in the company of others.
When we dined as a group of 8, our bill had come up to $40 per person, where we had ordered drinks, dessert and way too much food.
The Final Verdict
Mustard is close to my heart and my palate, given my own ethnic origins. The food is very similar to what I grew up with, and something that I thoroughly enjoy. I regularly order takeaway from here, and have come back to eat in several times.
If you’re looking for an Indian restaurant that’s a little different from the normal fare, Mustard is the place to check out.
Address: 32 Race Course Rd, Singapore 218552
Phone: +65 6297 8422