Photo by Arwen Joyce
The Best South Indian Cuisine
Singapore's Little India has a wealth of South Indian restaurants to choose from, but my favorite for an unfussy, authentic South Indian meal is Anjappar across from retail giant Mustafa. Hailing from Chennai, the restaurant is known for its dosa—thin pancakes made of rice and lentils (gluten free!) that come in a number of forms, either thin, crispy, and rolled in a tube or slightly softer and stuffed with spicy fillings as seen here. In either form, the dosa comes with little dishes of curry for dipping. Use your right hand (never your left!) to pull off a piece of pancake, dip it into the curry of your choice, and attempt to not drip it all over your chin and shirt as you stuff the bite in your mouth. Anjappar is also happy to provide you with a fork and knife if you prefer. In addition to this South Indian staple, the restaurant also makes a variety of North Indian curries (butter chicken, spinach with paneer, etc.) and naans. The restaurant serves beer, but I prefer my dosa with a refreshing glass of fresh lime juice.
By Arwen Joyce, AFAR Local Expert
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102 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207678
+65 6296 5545
Sun - Sat 11am - 12am