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Started with the curry puff..
Okay they are closing tonight and not open tomorrow so dinner is you last chance.
Had lunch here with my sister today. Yeah they had 10 curry puff when I arrived. My sister is vegetarian and she wanted tofu with satey sauce from the online menu and I was told no they do not have tofu. I then asked for vegetable with satey sauce and the wife half of the owner said no. I asked what can work for a vegetarian and was told Singapore fried noodles without chicken and shrimp. I asked if I can have chicken and shrimp on the side and was told no.
They actually locked the doors around 12noon and my sister who I already ordered for could not get in and I had ask them to unlock the door. Great Malaysian style Laksa and the one I had regularly at a golf club while working in Kuching Malaysia was slightly better due to several nice big shrimp vs 1 single shrimp (defrosted) and more broth. I wanted to order another Laksa plus a curried shrimp for the parental units instead of cooking for them tonight and was told no but while waiting to pay asked again and told yes but dinner portions and I agreed.
My sister dish was pretty average from what she said but Laksa was great and the curry puffs were tasty.
Apologies, the Laksa photos are actually for the order of the table next to me since I dug in as soon as I got mine then realized I did not get a photo.
Closing for good this Friday:
This was an iconic restaurant and a gift to the Britannia neighbourhood. I wish the owners a wonderful retirement and all the best to Andrew for his next mission!
Dined there last night... if you are a fan, you have a day or two before they close permanently, as they are retiring and closing the restaurant.
Had the Singapore noodles ( always good ) curry shrimps, lemon chicken.
Been here for lunch a few times over the couple of months. I live in the area and consider myself very fortunate to have the Singapore, Do Good Food, Little India and Shawarma palace close to me.
I'd highly reccomend the Laksa, it's an interesting flavour I haven't really had before. It's also a great bargain in the same way that pho is. Plus it's healthy (ish)! Give it a try if you're in the area, like Do Good Food it's easy to miss but worth trying and great value. Plus as mentioned by others the service is very nice!
2011 Feb 22
Here's the coconut chicken curry. Very good!
2011 Feb 22
This little gem tucked away off of Carling Avenue is still the same! We haven't been to this restaurant since 1993! I am amazed to say that the food tasted exactly the same (which is to say, great!). Same waiter and all. Eating here always reminds me of having dinner in a good friend's home. Everyone seems familiar - they have lots of regulars.
This time we enjoyed the satay beef skewers with the peanut dipping sauce - creamy and divine, served with fresh slices of cucumber on the side. We also had the spring rolls. Not outstanding, but still tasty.
We had the Singapore noodles - spaghetti type noodles fried with egg, chicken, shrimp, vegetables and peanut sauce. It wasn't fancy but it was sooo good. The leftovers that were intended for Monday's lunch...didn't make it that long...
We also had the coconut chicken curry. Just the right amount of spice, lots of chicken, tender pieces of vegetables all simmered in that delicious coconut sauce.
I'm not quite sure why we stopped going to The Singapore, but we'll be back!
2010 Aug 1
, I can confirm that
has NOT closed! I drove by tonight and there were customers inside, eating. It's possible the rumour was started by someone who glimpsed the big sign in the window that reads:
The word "closed" is much larger on the sign than the time. I'll be sure to mention the potential confusion whenever I visit next.
2010 May 16
I heard a rumour that Singapore had closed! Can anyone confirm? Singapore has been a favourite in my family since it first opened.
2009 Jul 27
We ordered Singapore laksa, Beef satay and a Coconut curry dish. I have to say that the Singapore laksa was different from the other Laksas that I've tried before in other cities. They used a rice vermicelli noodle (instead of the laksa noodle) and there wasn't enough soup in the small bowl that it came in. I went with my bf who's actually from Singapore and he said that it wasnt the same authentic one that they serve back home... but I still thought that the curry-based soup with the vermicelli was yummy nonetheless. Not bad, but not worth the long drive to the other end of the city...
The beef satay was nice since one could 'grill' their own satay sticks so they end up having a nice charred grill taste to it... very nice indeed. I liked the ability to interact with my food!
The coconut curry chicken dish was also decent, although it came with random pieces of chicken. I actually really enjoyed the sauce. It wasn't too spicy and one could choose the level of spicy too.
I would definitely want to try Malay restaurants in town with other special dishes on their menu!
Had a laksa for lunch today and it was fantastic as always. Going to miss this place! The question is, are there any other places to get laksa in the City? Only other place I've seen it on a menu was Datsun.
2015 Jul 19
Three years later, I was overdue for another
! It's still tasty and satisfying. I had a
to start, which turned out to be an enjoyable individual portion of lettuce, bean sprouts, cucumber, dressed in a sweet and slightly spicy peanut sauce.
The warm and affable server, Andrew, is one of the main draws of this place. Several years ago, I used to share a bus with him and had the pleasure of many conversations about Ottawa and global weather patterns. The customers seem to be mostly regulars who know him by name. I honestly believe that if Andrew were to leave, this restaurant would not survive. Which would be a shame, because I wouldn't know where to go for a curry laksa.
2012 Sep 29
Popped in for a Laksa at lunch recently and while it was pretty good, it wasn't the mind-blowing symphony of flavours I remembered. I'm not sure if my tastes have been spoiled by good Thai and Vietnamese food, or if the Laksa offering itself has changed. Anyway, I thought I'd share the photo since Laksa is not very common in Ottawa.
2009 Apr 15
Ooh, I have to put in my two ringgit worth here! Apart from the laksa - which was decent, if dreadfully squished in that tiny bowl - I found this restaurant to be a total disappointment. I really, really wanted to like it, particularly as it's in my neighborhood, but their food is so bad!
On my first visit there I had the laksa and, as I said, I found it decent. I lived in Malaysia for a year and fell in love with laksa; this one was actually a little bit close to the laksas I had there (although called Singapore, it's actually a Malaysian restaurant). On my second visit I had the fried noodles (kway teow, I think they call it). In Malaysia this was another favourite dish of mine, so my mouth was watering as I waited for it. when it came I was a little nervous as it looked really bad - the noodles were all broken up and it was kind of grey. Not only that, it tasted really bad! Salty, greasy, mushy, tasteless. I tried, but I could not eat it, so I sent it back (which I never do!)
I then ordered lemon chicken, which had been lauded on several Ottawa restaurant review websites. I expected tender pieces of chicken bathed in a delicate lemon sauce, with a fragrant fried rice accompaniment. Instead, I got your typical Chinese-Canadian oversalted fried rice and a slab of chicken battered to death and deep fried. Gross! There was no art, no innovation, no taste, and certainly nothing resembling the delicious food of Malaysia.
I regret to say it, but this is a miss. Definitely a miss!
2006 Sep 17
If you like southeast Asian flavours, this Laksa is a symphony in your mouth! At about 10 bucks, it makes a delicious and satisfying one-dish meal.
2006 Sep 17
These things are kind of like pizza hut pizza crust -- you know they aren't authentic but you crave them anyway and once in a while they really hit the spot! At Singapore, they're exceptionally good.
2012 Sep 29
I didn't take a photo, but these tasty little greasy things are satisfying and addictive. They are basically like a flat, triangular samosa filled with curried ground beef. Two for $3.
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