67 Bussorah Street Singapore 199480
Tel: (+65) 6291 0695
Flying Monkey in Kampong Glam sees a modern industrial looking space of cement walls with grafitti art, a medley of seating and a cocktail bar helmed by Kannan (formerly from Cufflink Club and Long Chim). Mini barrels along the bar house the signature whiskey cocktails. One of which is Flying Monkey ($18), a reinterpretation of the Old Fashioned, using Monkey Shoulder Whiskey, ginger, Jaggery syrup and bitters. The restaurant is by the same people behind next door Pizza Fabbrica though here food is classically Indian. The pan-Asian theme refers to the three chefs in the kitchen from North, South and West India (including Head Chef Azad, formerly from Yantra) so dishes are offered from across the country. Many dishes double up as bar snacks should you be here for a dose of cocktails or beer. These include Tandoor Chicken ($10), the frankly fabulous crispy Okra Crisps ($8) and Calamari 65 ($10) of battered, fried calamari with a hint of spice, fragrant with fried curry leaves. In lieu of truffle fries, there’s truffle naan ($14) with paneer mousse and pear chutney but we preferred the less fussy crispy classic naan alongside the Nalli Gosht ($26) of overnight cooked lamb shank that falls off the bone in a deliciously spicy curry that uses cashew for its creaminess. If Indian sweets are your thing, don’t miss the Jalebi ($10), normally a street side snack made in the morning and eaten cold, these sweet golden orange delights are fresh out of the deep fryer and heart attack heaven.