Masalaa Bar by Chef Milind Sovani
East siders, rejoice! Chef Milind Sovani has launched Masalaa Bar at 723 East Coast Road (ex Gayatri Restaurant).
I was 18 when I first met Chef Milind when he was at The Song of India. I used to work at a spa beside The Song of India and that's when I first tried his food.
Fast forward 10 years, we meet again at Rang Mahal and Naumi Hotel where I was invited to try his new menus and have learnt so much about Indian cuisine in Singapore through him.
Here's what I enjoyed at Masalaa Bar:
Vada Pao Sliders $8++
Don't be fooled by these Vada Pao Sliders as they pack a punch!
Coastal Surmai Fry $8++
This is my first time trying this dish and it was fantastic. The fish was so crispy, and goes perfectly with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc or Singleton which i'll get to very shortly.
Khau Galli Kheema Pau $21++
If you like Kheema, this is a must-order. I was so tempted to takeaway for my dad as the lamb just melts in your mouth. I loved spreading it onto the toasted pau as it's what I call "Soul Food".
Banarsi Samosa Chat $8++
I was really stuffed by the time the Samosa Chat arrived but I had to take a bite and loved the explosion of flavours.
Now let's talk about the booze at Masalaa Bar.
A glass of Old Monk Rum $5++
A glass of house wine $8++
A glass of Monkey 47 gin $8++
5 Heineken Beers for $18++
A bottle of Singleton $88++
Great food and affordable drinks - what more can you ask for?
Do make your reservations as Masalaa Bar was full on a Tuesday night (just day 2 of opening)! I know i'm coming back for more!
Masalaa Bar is located at 723 East Coast Road 459071.