Nestled in the very heart of Little India, on Syed Alwi Road, recently refurbished Indian restaurant Copper Chimney brings a fresh new look to its interior along with new additions to its menu. Serving up an experience that comprises both authentic North Indian and Chindian cuisine, the recently halal-certified restaurant is ready to appeal to any and all diners to walk through its doors.
Ideal for group dining, a meal at Copper Chimney starts well with an order of the Masala Roomali, a communal sharing dish that comprises a thin bread filled with onions and tomato, baked till crispy over an inverted oven and topped with a Masala seasoning. Break it with your fellow diners and begin the evening’s conversations while sipping on Masala Chai.
Also great as an appetizer is the Kurkure Bhindi – a light snack of deep-fried lady’s fingers you’ll enjoy on your own while your mains are prepared, crispy all the way through.
Rather unique to Copper Chimney is their use of salmon, served as a Salmon Fish Tikka. Cooked on Copper Chimney’s custom made tandoor, each piece is well-seasoned, soft on the inside and full of flavour.
Another unique snack you might consider ordering is the Chili Cheese Naan, putting a twist on the usual naan by topping it with a tastebud-tingling spice, along with cheese to balance it out.
With the mains primarily various types of curry, one should order up a bowl of fragrant Basmati rice or a basket of garlic naan – the rest is completely dependent on one’s taste preferences. For those erring on the side of safety, stay with the savoury, non-spicy Lucknow Murg Korma, updating the usual butter chicken with spices and topped with a touch of saffron.
For a slightly spicier alternative, the Chicken Lababdar ups the ante with more spices to give your tastebuds a tingle.
Finally, the light and fragrant Madras Prawn Curry offers up a hint of sweetness from the seafood in it to complement its mild flavour.
Also available is the Triple Szechwan Rice, a fusion dish common on Mumbai streets that blends fried rice, hakka noodles, and spicy gravy. It’s an odd mix for sure, and certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, but for those interested, are certainly welcome to try.
One of Copper Chimney’s sources of pride, the Sultani Seekh Rice Platter is ideal for sharing, laying a succulent lamb and chicken kebab atop a bed of basmati rice, and will certainly leave your stomach filled.
To end off your meal, Copper Chimney also offers up your usual sweet Indian desserts to complete the experience, with options ranging from a crunchy, syrupy Jalebi with Rabdi, helping balance the sweetness of the Jalebi, or the traditional, sweet and creamy Pista Rasmalai instead.
Says Adnan Bamboat, Managing Director at Copper Chimney: “Copper Chimney aims to revitalise dining experiences with a tinge of heritage and diversity. Apart from including more dishes from India’s various regions, such as Lucknow and even renditions of Indian street food, we also wanted our customers to dine in style by giving the interior of the restaurant an upgrade.”
Copper Chimney is located at 100 Syed Alwi Rd. Singapore 207676, open from 11.30am to 12.00am on weekdays and 11:30am to 12:30am on weekends. For more information, visit their website here