We will like to congratulate Madam Diana Yap (Not in the photo) who has recently received the prestigious award of ‘Enterprising Woman Entrepreneur Award’ for her contributions to the Indian Community in Singapore on November 2014.
This is to honour her contributions to the Indian Community in Singapore where she introduce North Indian cuisine beyond the Indian community.
About Dehli Restaurant
Founded since 1988, Diana’s Delhi Restaurant in Singapore is known as the Indian gourmet paradise of Little India. The restaurant invites its patrons to enjoy their cuisine in the manner of the irresistibly endearing people of Delhi, who seal lifetime friendships by offering food to each other.
As Quoted from Diana, “In Delhi, people say, if you love someone, you feed them and I’m a great believer in this.” Spoken from a true Delhite too, ‘’we’ll fill & warm their stomach with our hearts & souls!’’
North Indian cuisine falls more towards fine dining way of eating. The Delhi Restaurant serves Kashmiri and Mughlai dishes in the original fine dining tradition of Delhi. The staff and chefs are the crème de la crème of their profession. They hail from Punjab, New Delhi and Nepal where people in the food and beverage industry take pride in the quality of their service.
The Past. How It Came About?
During that time they wanted to try something different, they chose North Indian cuisine. Both she and her husband actually simply love North Indian Cuisine.
Clifford shared that a lot of foreigners are familiar with North Indian especially the Europeans and Westerners. They simply love the food too.
Before they started North Indian cuisine, the next door’s restaurants often took their naans from them. Now naans are everywhere even the South Indian Restaurants also uses them.
How did they make themselves known to the people at that time?
According to Clifford (the husband), the address they are currently located is a tourist belt, so during their time there not many locals knew of their restaurants. The Tamils, Malays and Chinese still walk in to south Indian restaurants as usual. It is until they are being promoted on TV advertisement / programmes, then people get to know them.
Some of the Visitors & Comments
Delhi restaurant has been Nominated Singapore’s 100 Best Restaurant by Singapore Tatler’s numerous times. They have also earned many accolades from local government and beyond the geographical reach of Singapore and they cater their food across all races and nationalities.
Ex President Nathan loves their food and always bring his family over to dine.
Mrs. Thangam Grace stated ”It lives up to the traditional and rich heritage of one of the oldest cities in the world, Delhi, which is famous for its social gatherings and array of exquisite, piquant dishes – a true gastronomic delight.”
Both couples truly serve quality North Indian cuisine and share their love through their sincere hard efforts to maintain the taste of the food without compromising standards.
The followings are the some of the must have delights when you visit this restaurant:
Mix Grill Sizzler
Assortment of meats marinated in spices and served grilled on a hot sizzler
Whisky is poured before the dish is flambé. The signature dish here is the mixed grill sizzler, introduced during its inception and when no other restaurant in Little India had it on their menu. Beware of the flame upon the server pouring the whisky and lighting it up.
I will love 2 shots of whisky instead of 1 as after the alcohol evaporates, the residue gives a stronger whisky flavour that brings out the fragrance of the meats. Items included in this mix grill consist of fish, lamb chicken & prawns. It is not as spicy as it seems to be.
Palak Paneer (Photo: Pot with green gravy)
Fresh homemade cottage cheese and spinach tossed in garlic
The cheese texture is somehow similar to our Chinese hard bean curd ‘Tau Gua’ while the spinach doesn’t have the strong taste of the chlorophyll with a hint of saltish flavour.
Basmati rice cooked with dry fruits and saffron
The rice is really fragrant and it is really tasty on its own especially together with the dry fruits that give a fruity sweetness to the rice and the cashew nuts gives additional crunchy texture and nutty flavour.
Delhi Butter Chicken
Delhi Butter Chicken Chef’s special tandoor roasted boneless chicken pieces in tomato fenugreek gravy
I love the thick buttery tomato gravy and the tenderness of the chicken.
Gobhi Manchurian Corn flour batter fried cauliflower tossed with spicy dry sauce
This is not the usual battered cauliflower. It is more like an Indian rojak fritter which is soft and spongy on the inside and crispy on the outside. It is not as spicy as it seems to be. Overall this is a very tasty dish.
Garlic & Butter Naan
Naan flavoured with garlic or glazed with butter
A can’t get away with bread, for an Indian meal. The naans are good to go with butter chicken’s sauce or other curries. For the cheese lovers, I will recommend their cheese naan. Place some meat on your naan and eat them while it’s hot and you will entice with a pizza naan!!
Bhoona Gosht Lamb cooked with onion, tomato and whole spices
Well simmered lamb that is so soft. It doesn’t have the strong foul lamb smell that I usually dislike. The tomato brings out the flavour of the overall dish. This is also just like having a tomato cream with lamb!
Mango Kulfi Home-made Indian ice-cream with milk and mango
Kulfi is one of my favourite desserts of all as usual after a North Indian cuisine meal. Simply thick with mango sweetness, it is not over-powered by the milk taste nor over sweetens.
Gulab Jamun Deep fried cottage cheese dumplings soaked in cardamon flavoured syrup
Usually this is extremely sweet with ultra strong milk taste. But this is just right with slight above the level of sweetness. I find this way more fragrant than the usual ones I had tried before.
From 19 October to 31 December 2015 we are giving away a free gift worth $38++ for every $120.00 spent while dining with us.
Terms & Conditions:
1) ONLY through website reservation -http://delhi.com.sg/index.php/reservation/
2) $120.00 spent per invoice per table
3) Only at 64 Race Course outlet
4) Management reserves the right to change the type of gift and T&C anytime
Hurry book early!!
Do check out their Deepavali catering promotion. Book your catering now till 15/11/15 and get either $50 cash off or $100 dining vouchers (T&C applies). Call +6598386493 for booking and enquiries
64 Race Course Road Singapore 218569
Tel: 6296 4585
195C Serangoon Road (Broadway Hotel Branch) Singapore 218067
Tel: 6297 1148
Operating Hours: 1130am – 1130pm (Mon – Sun)