The Song of India is a 5 stars Indian restaurant located in a very unique black and white bungalow in Scotts Road. Many people may not have noticed that these rows of bungalows are actually for commercial usage.
If you travel along Scotts Road, you should 1st see the SKII bungalow. Next to it is the Song of India.
Park your car at the compound of SKII and enjoy the walk pass the bungalow and these wooden structures before entering the restaurant.
The restaurant has a very posh and luxurious atmosphere. Diners here are a mixed of international diners, and service is restaurant style service. When you come on Sunday afternoon, everyone is offered the Sunday Brunch at S$35++ .
As drinks are not included (except iced water), we ordered a glass of Mango Lassi (S$11) .
As this is an ala-carte buffet, the service staff starts to bring out all the food in small portions for you to sample. For the vegetarian platter, we had the Tandoori Brocooli, Cauliflower and Pineapple in mustard marinade, mix vegetables kebab, and homemade cottage cheese & mint tikka.
For non-vegetarian platter, we had Fresh Seabass in pesharwari homemade yoghurt & carrom seeds marinade, succulent chicken in cardumom and cream & mountain cheese marinade, and lamb seekhs stuffed with chilli & cheddar, dipped to a crisp. I prefer the vegetarian platter more because the vegetables are fresh and tasty.
Very soon, the mains are served. Again, small portions are all brought to the table, and you can ask for unlimited refills for any of the items. (Clockwise from bottom) Biryani rice, Garbanzo beans in robust spice mix, chicken in saffron & cashew curry with sour plum, Afghani dum chicken biryani rice, Black lentils, kidney beans dal slow cooked on a sand pit oven, Lamb curry in hand pound Frontier spices. My favourite must be the Afghani dum chicken biryani rice. The rice is fragrant, fluffy and not as oily as other biryani rice served in food centres or other places. The lamb in curry was flavourful and tender too.
Hot tandoori bread basket was also brought to our table. They were freshly made and were still warm and crisp.
In the end, we didn't ask for much refills as there were too much dishes to eat even though they all came in small portions. We asked them to serve the desserts, which came as an assortment of Indian desserts. They are made of flour and some sweet syrup. In fact, they are very sweet and those with sugar problems might want to skip their dessert. For me, although it was very sweet, but I find each of them tasty and delightful.
Song of India served good Indian food in a 5 stars environment. I look forward to having dinner there one day and try out their other delicacies.
The Song Of India
33 Scotts Road