Samy’s Curry : Good Affordable Indian Restaurant at Dempsey

Banana Leaf Meal at Samy's Curry Indian Restaurant

Samy’s Curry Indian Restaurant at Dempsey is one of the most well known restaurants in Singapore. Founded by Mr M Veerasamy as a roadside stall in Tank Road, Samy’s Curry is now a 300 seat restaurant which is almost always packed.

Samy's Curry Indian Restaurant

Samy's Curry Indian Restaurant at Dempsey

Located in an old single storey building on the lush grounds of Dempsey Hill, Samy’s Curry Restaurant reminds you of bygone days with its simple decor, functional furniture and natural ventilation with the aid of ceiling fans. People don’t go to Samy’s Curry Restaurant for its ambience and it has no fancy food presentation for the Instagramers. Loyal customers go to Samy’s Curry Restaurant regularly simply because of the good affordable Indian food.

Samy's Curry Indian Restaurant at Dempsey

Choose Food from the Display Counter

Samy's Curry Indian Food

To order, you can go to the food display counter and point out the dishes you like. The counter does not look big but there is a surprisingly wide range of food on display.

Samy's Curry Indian Restaurant Food

There are nann, Chettinad chicken, masala crab, tandoori prawns, Mysore mutton and more. You can ask for plain white rice or briyani rice.

Samy's Curry Indian Food

Order from the Menu

You can also sit at your table and order from the menu. Below are pictures of a few pages of the menu of Samy’s Curry Indian Restaurant.

Menu of Samy's Curry Indian Restaurant at Dempsey

Samy's Curry Menu

Samy's Curry Restaurant Menu  Menu of Samy's Curry Indian Restaurant at Dempsey

Banana Leaf Meal

Samy's Curry Banana Leaf Meal

Samy's Curry Banana Leaf Meal

The routine for a meal at Samy’s Curry starts with the banana leaf being placed on the table, together with the utensils for those not eating with their bare hands. Drinks and papadum will be served. A staff then comes round and scoop rice onto the banana leaf. Next, some vegetables and dhal will be added to your banana leaf.

Banana Leaf Meal at Samy's Curry Indian Restaurant

Banana Leaf Meal at Samy's Curry

We had ordered a variety of meat and vegetable dishes as well as the famed Samy’s fish head curry. Each dish tickled the taste buds with a wide range of flavours.

Banana Leaf Meal at Samy's Curry

Fish head curry at Samy's Curry Dempsey

The standout dishes were the fish head curry, masala chicken and fish bergedil (fried fish and potato cutlet). The fish head curry came in a large pot. Prepared with curry powder, tomatoes, tamarind and other spices, it was spicy and tangy, with a hint of sweetness. The masala chicken, marinated with spices, was moist and tender and very delicious. The fish bergedil had nice texture and aroma.

Banana Leaf Meal at Indian Restaurant at Dempsey

Samy’s Curry Indian Restaurant at Dempsey is an unpretentious place for good affordable food. It might have become a tourists’ hot spot of sort but for an authentic banana leaf meal in Singapore, Samy’s Curry is still one of the best places to head to.

Ratings:
Food: 4
Service: 3
Value: 4
Atmosphere: 2
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs  4 tops

 

Samy’s Curry Restaurant
25 Dempsey Road
Singapore 247691

Tel: +65 6472 2080

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11 am – 3 pm
Dinner: 6 pm – 10 pm
Closed: Tue

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