Situated at the luxurious residential enclave that is Sentosa Cove, which has a feel of an overseas marina resort, Earl of Hindh aims to "bring the opulence, once enjoyed by the royalty of India, to those who've earned their right to it in modern times." There's even a big painting of, well, an earl. :P
Appetiser & Condiments
The tasty papadum (Indian thin and crisp disc made from black gram) made a good start to the dinner. Apart from that, it was nice to see the colourful trio: mint sauce, pickled ginger and mango chutney.
Missi Roti S$8.00
Instead of the more common Indian bread found in many restaurants, my BFF and I decided to go for the Bengal gram flour bread seasoned with cumin and coriander seeds. While each piece was faintly aromatic, two of them were burnt to the point of being bitter.
Maa Ki Dal Makhanwali S$18.00
To accompany the bread, we tried yet another dish that we'd never encountered before: quite a harmonious blend of black lentils, kidney beans, ginger and garlic. Described to have been simmered overnight on a slow charcoal fire and finished with cream, it had a velvety texture with a bit of smoky aroma.
Jhinga Jaan-E-Dum S$38.00
While they might not look particularly appetising at first glance, the jumbo prawns marinated in a mixture of yogurt, garlic and ginger paste and various spices were savoury enough for my liking. While certainly not badly burnt as in the case of the bread described earlier, the grilling process could have been done more carefully.
Earl-E-Hindh Biryani S$42.00
That was probably the most expensive basmati rice with lamb that I've ever had in my life. Having said that, it wasn't mind-blowingly delicious, but certainly more than decent. The red meat was tender without the any gamey smell, and the accompanying raita (Indian yogurt with vegetables) was refreshing. Pika's advice: Not a fan of lamb? You can opt for chicken instead.
Aam Tukda S$17.00
Said to be an exotic dessert of frozen mango purée with milk, each scoop proved itself to be gratifying. Embedded inside were crushed pistachios that provided a nice contrast to the adequately creamy and velvety texture of the ice cream. The simple garnish of cherries did sweeten up the presentation of the dish.
That was such a filling meal for two. While we weren't treated like the royalty in the past, the service rendered was pretty efficient and impeccable.
Earl of Hindh
31 Ocean Way
#01-16 Quayside Isle
(Tue-Sun: 12.30pm - 10.30pm)
*Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge.
Have a nice meal,