FOOD/REVIEW Marina South Curry House at Amara Shopping Centre

Delicious Fish Head Bee Hoon and other signature dishes

Even as the hawker centre at Tanjong Pagar is under renovation, good food still abound in that area. Right on #03-14 Amara Shopping Centre is another outlet of Marina South Curry House.  The kitchen of this restaurant is helmed by Chef Gan Seong Teik who hails from Ipoh, Malaysia. Chef Gan, who has 40 years of culinary experience under his belt specialises in Singaporean and Malaysian dishes and has had ventured into the overseas market to share Asian delights as well. A few months ago, Chef Gan launches a signature Claypot Fish Head Bee Hoon dish at Marina South Curry House. Simply Beauty was there to check out the dishes.

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The set up outside the eatery for the media and blogger food tasting event

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature Claypot Fish Head Bee Hoon, $7.90 Single portion (120gm); $18.90 Shared 2 – 3 pax (250gm, served in claypot)

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Head Chef Gan personally cooks this signature dish with fresh sea bass, ensuring quality in every serving.  His special unique broth is rich and relatively thick after he had it simmer for more than 6 hours. The tender sea bass meat complements the thick springy bee hoon (vermicelli) and the soup broth.  Instead of typical large ginger slices, this Signature Claypot Fish Head Bee Hoon has thinly sliced ginger that makes for easy consumption, and is refreshing in between bites of fish.  This dish is not thickened with milk or enhanced with MSG.

The waiting time for this specialty dish is about 10 minutes.  During peak hours, it will be around 15 minutes.

Simply Beauty’s with Simply Beauty friend Barbara: The soup is flavourful and does not leave you feeling overwhelmed (or jelak, in Malay) after a few mouthful. The fish meat is flaky and not overcooked.

Other Signature Dishes we love:

Salted Egg Chicken Wing, $12.90

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The salted egg combination is unique and the meat is easily separated from the bone.

Sauteed French Bean with Salted Egg, $8.30

Surprisingly, we prefer this dish to the Salted Egg Chicken Wings. The subtle taste of the French Beans seems to enhance the taste of the salted eggs, giving the dish a nice overall finish.

Luohan Chye, $9.90

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The combination of Luohan tofu, taupok, mushroom and small bok choy give this dish lots of flavour. The ingredients are not overcooked.

The Original Buah Long Long, $3.90

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This refreshing drink complements curry dishes well.

Other drinks that quenched out thirst that day:

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Desserts

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With Chef Gan hailing from Ipoh, we were confident that he would ensure the beverages, drinks and desserts at Marina South Curry House would retain the authentic taste. We tried and were not disappointed.

For those dining at Marina South Curry House in a group, there are menus for 2, 4, or 6 people, priced from $38.80.

The décor at Marina South Curry House exudes a retro and old school feel reminiscent of the 70s.

The relaxed atmosphere, retro decor and great food makes this outlet a perfect place for get togethers for families and among good friends.

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Marina South Curry House is located at

100 Tras Street #03-14 Amara Shopping Centre Singapore 079027

Contact Number: 6694 8108

Operating hours:

Daily only for lunch and dinner at 11.30am to 4pm and 5pm to 9.30pm (last order 9pm) , respectively.

For more information, go to www.facebook.com/marinasouthcurry.

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