Deepavali is near and if you are looking for an upmarket indian restaurant to host a meal, consider making a reservation at Punjab Grill at Marina Bay Sands.
Punjab Grill is an established name for top North Indian/Punjabi cuisines. Other than the restaurant in Singapore, they have restaurants in Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities around the globe. In Singapore, Punjab Grill is as good as it gets for top notch Indian fine dining. Check out my previous review.
This year, to celebrate the vibrant, traditional Indian festival of lights, Punjab Grill introduced a specially crafted, colourful Mithai boxes of sweets, priced at S$68 for the 18-piece “Jannat“ and S$90 for the 28-piece “Royal Mithai box”.
The hand-crafted sweets include:
1. Alphanso mango and white choco
2. Darjeeling green tea & pista barfi
3. Sugar free dates and figs sweets
4. Blueberries delight dulce
5. Macadamia nuts and saffron swirl roll stuffed with rose petals marmalade
6 Roasted flaxseeds & Moti choor paak delight
Traditionally, Deepavali is associated with the home-coming of the popular Hindu God, Shri Ram, after 14 years of exile and now symbolises a day of joyous celebration for Indians from all walks of life.
Punjab Grill’s Mithai Boxes are designed in this spirit, with the range of delectable sweets given a contemporary twist while still retaining the well-loved traditional flavours.
The Mithai Boxes are available from 8th October to 1st November 2016 at Punjab Grill. To request an order form and to place order, call +65 6688 7395.
The restaurant also launched two special Deepavali Tasting Menu – Veg and Non-Veg, both priced at S$99++ per pax.
Diwali Chef Tasting Menu (Non-Veg)
Amuse of the day
Chef special amuse bouche of the day
Shakarkandi Aur Kamrakh Ki Chaat
Apple wood smoke sweet potato &star fruit tossed in tangy tamarind
Methi Chicken Tikka
Chargrilled chicken tikka marinated with fresh fenugreek
Shai Shammi Kebab
Lamb minced stuffed with matured cheddar cheese and dry wild berries
Chef special sorbet
Kathal Dum Biryani
A rare combination of golden hue basmati rice with fresh pieces of kathal infused with pine kernel and cooked under flaky puff pastry
Shahi Murgh Korma
Chicken simmered in smooth and creamy sauce with the hint of cardamom
Sarson Ka Saag
Mustard leaves cooked in earthenware pots, gram flour and a dash of mustard oil
Kuri kuri Palak Dal Panchratni
Combination of five lentils with burnt garlic, tempered with fresh baby spinach
Masaledar Aloo Ki Subz
Stir fry potato in onion and tomato gravy with fresh coriander
Masala Puri /Mirchi Paratha /Garlic Naan
Jalebi with Dates and Blackcurrant Rabdi
Deep fried Sweets coils dipped in a rose sugar syrup with hints of saffron
IN HOUSE Punjab Grill Delicious Sweets
Mango choco barfi, pistabarfi, sugar free figs and dates barfi
Betal leaves frosty
For the veg option, there are just two dishes that are different. The chicken main will be substituted with a vegetarian dish and the kulfi served is also different.
Vilayati Subz Meloni
Medley of fresh Green garden vegetable enhanced in burnt garlic, smooth and creamy sauce witha hint of cardamom flavour
Gulkhand and Pista Kulfi
Rose petals and pistachio frosty
I am a fan of Indian cuisines, won over by the rich, aromatic flavours. Punjab Grill does an excellent job in bringing out the best of Indian cooking.
I found the appetiser ticking all the boxes for me for sight, smell and taste. The contemporary dish is really beautiful to look at and a delight to savour each bits, leading into a delectable offering of mains.
The briyani was well-cooked, with rich flavours coming out of each grain of rice. It goes well with the other mains, particularly the creamy chicken and medley of garden vegetables which were my two favourite dishes.
I think a common misperception Singaporeans have about Indian food is that the dishes are all ‘spicy’. Yes, lots of spices are used, but they are not hot in the way that it burns your tongue. Rather, the flavours tease your tastebuds and pack surprises with every mouth.
That’s how I feel after the lunch tasting at Punjab Grill.
Like the Mithai box, the Deepavali menu at Punjab Grill is only available for a limited time only. Do make your reservation now if you want to try it. 🙂