Friday, February 26, 2010

Shayray Punjab @ Holland Village

There's always to tell why we go to different places to eat. Why are we here today?

1. An ex-colleague is back from US visiting us and joining us for lunch. (The famous brand with purple corporate color and HQ is at Sunnyvale. Can you guess which company?)
2. The boss is organizing this whole lunch. (and says he is paying for it. haha)
3. We saw outside the restaurant there's a 40% off ala-carte menu.
4. Friday used to be our Indian food day. We love Indian food.
5. Our two other colleagues who does not take Indian food's on leave too.

5 reasons should be enough right? Reason number 3 is the best of all!

There's totally no one inside when we arrived and no one else when we left. It's as if we practically booked the whole place for our own private function! But we were glad though. The food's quite nice.

shayray punjab @ Holland Village

When we got seated, we were served assortment of papadams. There's 2 dips to go with it. One that is minty and another that is like sweet jam. They all go very well together.

Assortment of Pappadams

There was I think 10 of us having lunch and we ordered a LOT of food. We had them with an assortment of naans. They were all very good, especially the butter and garlic ones.

assortment of naans

We had two plates of the Punjabi Fish Masala. They were really fragrant when it was served. Well marinated and it sure was tasty.

Punjabi Fish Masala

We also had their tandoori chicken. Almost everyone liked it. It was moist and quite flavourful. 

(By the way, anyone know if Tandoori is suppose to be moist, or is it suppose to be dry as served in most places? We like it moist and we wondered if it's authentic to be moist? It's a bit confusing because so many other places do it dry that it has become de facto to be dry and we don't like it.)

Tandoori Chicken

This is one of the 5 of 6 bowls of different dishes with gravy that we had. There was the Punjabi Prawn Masala, Punjabi Fish Masala, and a few others. By the way, it all looks the same! So I just took 1 photo of it. ;-p

You sure can eat lots of naans with these curry. We were were literally polishing our plates that was filled with the sauces till they were 'shiny' with the naans!

One of the 4 masalas we ordered.

One of the vegetable dishes we had. The Aloo Gobi Matar. It's cauliflower, peas and potatoes. Vegetable taste good this way.
(Our boss has gout and he still ate cauliflower! Boh Kia Si ah!!)

Aloo Gobi Matar

The Palak Paneer. The creamy spinach dish with cottage cheese.
I like this.

Palak Paneer

This is Bhindi Masala.
We called it ladies fingers, the US colleague calls it okra. Same same lah right?

Bhindi Masala

Oh, if you are here and want to eat a single dish, the 10 of us says we will come back to just eat this Kashmiri Pulao. It's Basmati rice with sundried fruits, almond and cashew nuts. It tasted very good! (especially with the different masala gravy and tandoori chicken!)

Kashmiri Pulao

It was a nice lunch. The total bill was I think about $180 after the 40% discount. Thanks to the boss for the lunch treat!

We think it's worth it after the discount. ;-) If not, it will be quite expensive per person. Think the discount is only applicable for lunch.

Shayray Punjab Restaurant
25 Lorong Mambong
Holland Village
Singapore 277698

Tel: 64689126

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ice said...

hmm... I don't think cauliflower is in the to-avoid-food list. My dad has gout & he monitors his food intake quite strictly.

Keropok Man said...

My dad has gout too, so whenever I read about certain foods that people with gout should avoid, I tell him.

Cauliflower is one of the vegetables to avoid. It's on the list of high purine food.

I read it in some health book.
But it all depends on individual lah. Some people are OK, some are more sensitive.

Vidya =) said...

Hello :) been following your blog for a few weeks now and i think it's pretty cool. good pics! and oh yeah, btw, being an indian.. (lol) tandoori chicken if done really well, is supposed to be moist, like any other chicken dish really.. the 'dryness' has nothing to do with the authenticity. Tandoori chicken is labelled 'dry' as it isn't drowning in gravy like the usual curries.. lol.. That's all :)
Hope this helps!

missfoxy said...

Cauliflower can be taken in moderation.. Not good for gout though..
I just did a presentation on gout.. Gout is really scary when it is in the last stage, so high purine food should be really avoided!!

Anonymous said...

Hi,I love ur food blog much, it is vry informative, but is it possible that u could include the price beside the photo so tat we can have a reference??

Keropok Man said...

Hi Vidya,

Thanks for the info. So we are liking the correct type of tandoori. We like it 'moist'.

Guess what? Colleague like it (the food and the 40% discount) we went there again!

But today's food seems to make us thirsty though. Hmmm

Keropok Man said...


Ooooo... But still mum cooks things that are safer for him. It's too painful during the attacks.


Keropok Man said...

Hi Anon,

Sometimes, I don't know the prices. Like this meal was paid for by our boss.

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