Saturday, October 11, 2008

Raj Restaurant, Biopolis Complex

I was at the Ministry of Education for 2 days this past work-week with one of our developers for an ongoing project. Since Naveen would only eat Indian, I was gracious enough to accompany him because I like Indian food anyway. So we ate at the Raj Restaurant in neighboring Biopolis for 2 straight days.

Zach was the one who introduced me to "Samosa" ($1.50), so when I saw it here I immediately got one for appetizer. It's like a puff with potatoes inside and is usually triangle in shape. I like the crispy dough yet chewy & savoury potato filling. It also comes with a sweet chili sauce but I like it on it's own.

Raj is an all-vegetarian restaurant but surprisingly they had so much items on the menu. It was quite pricey actually and since it was only lunch on a work-week, I normally wouldn't want to spend more than $5 (yeah call me a cheapskate, hehe).

In fact, up to now, I still bring a wheat sandwich to work for lunch. Though it hasn't done much for my weight-loss, I'm still happy to know I get my daily dose of whole grains and dietary fiber (I learned you should eat at least 5 grams of dietary fiber a day. More so, it lowers your cholesterol & blood pressure - Gardenia Multi-grain bread actually packs an impressive 5.8 grams of dietary fiber per 2 slices. Just perfect).

Naveen and I both chose the "South Indian Thali Set Meal" ($6.50) - consists of rice, sambar, rasam, 3 vegetables, 2 chappatis, papad, fried chili, special chutney, butter milk, daal and dessert of the day.

I love the festive look of this meal! It feels like you get your money's worth with all the choices on your plate. My favorite was the potato & cauliflower vegetable set. It also reminds me of korean food where you have so many viands.

We both actually had this same exact set meal on the second day and I was happy to know they change the viands each day. Too bad I wasn't able to take pics of the other food we ate on the second day, Naveen got excited ordering food and we ended up paying $14.50 each - Ouch!!

I'm not really the authority to know whether certain indian food is good or not but it was quite good for me. Not too much guilt because it was an all-veggie meal plus the "Chappati" (round thin bread) really made you full.

Here is my rating for Raj-

Ambiance - 3.0
Food - 3.0
Presentation- 2.5
Service - 3.0
Value for Money - 2.5
OVERALL - 2.8


Raj Restaurant
20 Biopolis Way, #01-03 Centros Block
Singapore 138668
Phone +65 6478-9495
Email raj@rajrestaurant.com.sg
Operating hours - Monday-Saturday: 11am-10pm
Sunday:Closed

"Live, Love & Eat!"

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Indian Food always taste the best....

Lunch is Served! said...

There's another Indian restaurant in the Immunos - Khansama. But if you ask me, Raj's is the better of the two :)

Anonymous said...

you sound like an awful miser

Shan Abellaneda said...

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