Sunday, October 23, 2011

East Coast Road - Zaffron Kitchen

Chris sampling Indian wine.....

Sunday night, Chris and I went to East Coast Road, to do a little shopping and to grab some dinner.  This is a main East-West, yet still two-lane, artery in the East Coast area, and yet retains a local feel with many shops, markets, restaurants and other neighborhood businesses.  Restored tiled and shuttered shops from old Singapore show the history of the place, and, at the same time, it is slowly being updated and transformed into a hip area to hang out.  And it is very convenient, as it is a 5-minute bus ride from where we live.  We picked up a few inexpensive items and then had an awesome dinner at Zaffron Kitchen, a 3-month old Indian restaurant on East Coast Road.  We sampled a dry white wine from Bangalore, India, and was pleasantly surprised - hadn't a clue they even made wine in India!  Chris had a wonderful fish dish, and I had Palak Paneer, spinach and Indian cheese with curry, followed by Kheer for dessert, a hot rice pudding flavored with spices.  Note the waitress's apron that reads, "the devil wears prata".....(prata is a fried flour-based pancake that is cooked over a flat grill. It is usually served with a vegetable or meat based curry and is sold all over Singapore.)  We will be going back to this place!

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