Some of the best restaurants in Little India for couples have an unassuming look, while others simply cater to a wider range of clientele including families and tourists. Check out these five restaurants in Singapore’s popular cultural enclave.
Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant
This restaurant along Jalan Besar is great forcouples who prefer late-night meals. Swee Choon Tim Sum sets itself apart from other dim sum places in Singapore solely because of its almost 24-hour operation.The prices are affordable too as most dim sum dishes whether baked, fried or steamed cost at least $2.Best-selling items on the menu include the char siew bao (BBQ pork buns), har kow (shrimp dumplings), steamed salted egg yolk custard buns and lotus paste buns.The place is usually open from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Wednesday and Monday.
Ananda Bhavan Restaurant
Is your partner a vegetarian?This restaurant along Serangoon Road is a good option. Ananda Bhavan Restaurant has been serving customers since 1924, which makes them experts in vegetarian cuisine. There’s a special set menu that only costs $7 each. Popular choices include the biryani set, onion masala dosa (Indian pancakes), and the rasam (South Indian soup).Ananda Bhavan also has around five other branches in the mainland including at the Changi Airport. The restaurant is open from Sunday to Thursday between 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
If it’s biryani that you crave, then Allauddin's Briyani at Tekka Food Centre is another good option. The store’s version, however, contains meat or fish. Biryani dishes usually consist of basmati rice with chicken, fish or mutton topped with curry sauce. Allauddin's Briyani serves customers daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Khansama Tandoori Restaurant
The restaurant along Serangoon Road specializes in Tandoor-oven-cooked Indian dishes. Diners have plenty of options for meat and vegetarian dishes, including the tandoori chicken, mutton kebabs, fish and prawn curries. Khansama Tandoori Restaurant is open from Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Taste of India
Taste of India claims to be an authentic source of northern and southern Indian cuisine. This might be the best place for couples to celebrate their anniversary or a special occasion. The lavish interiors will make you think like you’re in an art gallery. You can visit the restaurant along Rangoon Road daily from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Take note of these restaurants once Singapore lifts the ban on going outside to visit malls or restaurants. If you need extra cash for groceries and cook your favorite Indian dish, consider applying for a personal loan with A1 Credit. You can also visit the licensed money lender near Little India by following the directions below.