Tucked away from the riverside of Clarke Quay is Maziga, a trendy Indian Bar & Grill, where they are set on rewriting the perception of traditional Indian food.
Helmed by the team behind one of Singapore’s premier Indian restaurants, Punjab Grill, Chef Javed Ahamad has created a menu offering Indian styled street food with contemporary twists yet retaining the familiar Indian flavors.
The Masala Pasta fries is a fun twist of the crunchy snack, murukku. I absolutely love the texture and spices in it.
The grilled Bhavnagri chillies stuffed with Amul cheddar cheese is a crowd favorite amongst my dining companions.
The Sweet & Sour Soya Glazed Tandoori Jerky Lamb Ribs taste as good as they sound. The oriental glaze has a well-balanced of sweetness and spiciness. Personally, I love the robust taste of this dish, however some of my dining companions thought it was a little too rich and salty. I’m usually not a fan of this gamey protein, but chef Javed managed to bring it down to a pleasantly accepted level.
Moving on to the Amritsar Fish and Chips, all of us agreed this has got to be one of the best fish and chips we’ve tried in a while. The fish is lightly battered, resulting in a super crispy texture and moist flaky flesh.
For mains, we have Wok-fried Paneer Tacos and Spicy Red Snapper wrapped in banana leaf.
Even though the fried tacos are a tad oily, they are sufficiently crispy and the filling is well-spiced and tasty. Again, the flavoring on the red snapper is spot on, the fish is fresh and tender.
Masala Chai Kulfi White Forest Candy Floss. This pretty dessert definitely brought out the inner kid in me. I’m a candy floss junkie so you could imagine my elation when this was brought out to our table.
But rather the candy floss, it was the kulfi ice cream that stole the show. Lighter than gelato and ice cream, the masala spice laced cream uses skim milk and yet, it is so smooth and silky.
Taking a slight detour from the food menu, Maziga offers a spectrum of Indian cocktails and mocktails. I’m impressed they even make the botanical syrups and bitters in house.
As far as pricing goes, Maziga is not the cheapest but for its contemporary twist on traditional Indian recipes and reasonably-sized portions, it’s the place to go be it for a hot date or something spicy.
*This is a collaborated post in partnership with Maziga.
#01-10 / #02-03, 3C River Valley Road
The Cannery @ Clarke Quay, Singapore 179022
Tel: +65 62537307| Website
Daily: 12:00 pm – 01:00 am