Yay: Well cooked, fresh and fragrant fish head curry, served on banana leaf!
Nay: A bit on the Spicy side; Parking is a bitch.
Samy's Curry opened its' doors some 30-ish years ago in Dempsey Hill, serving up a full menu worth of curries, breads, tandoor meats ... and fish head curry. I'm a big fan of Indian-style fish head curry - I like the more robust spice and flavor compared to Chinese-style. And perhaps there's also just that something about free flow rice and vegetables on a banana leaf.
I'm glad to report, then, that the fish head curry in Samy's Curry is very good! The snapper head itself is fresh and well cooked - flesh is moist and succulent. I liked the curry itself as well - had the right balance of tanginess and spice from the curry.
The other dishes we tried were a little hit and miss, though. Tandoori chicken and the Fish Cutlets were par for the course; and the dry-cooked lamb while being chock full of flavor was a little too spicy for our taste buds.
The Masala Chicken also a mixed bag - nice taste on the sauce but the dry parts of the chicken were simply too dry to appreciate and enjoy.
If you're in the mood for a nice, solid fish head curry then Samy's Curry is a no brainer! Do turn up early though - parking in the area can get quite annoying once the crowd starts building up. Dinner with drinks should fall in around $15-$20/pax.
Parking really sucks here on weekends.
Curry Fish Head
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Sep 20, 2014
Spending per head: Approximately $20(Dinner)Other Ratings: