Food: Indian restaurant Samy’s Curry is an institution in Singapore

(From The Strait Times)

This Indian restaurant, one of Singapore’s most famous, is an institution. It draws diners from here and abroad, and the 300 seats are packed every day with fans of its fishhead curry, masala chicken and fish cutlets.

samycurry / ST16092014 / Alphonsus Chern // Samy’s Curry is famous for its  masala chicken (left) and fish head curry (right). ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Samy’s Curry is famous for its masala chicken (left) and fish head curry (right). ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

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Chettinad chicken from Samy’s Curry. PHOTO: SAMY’S CURRY

Samy’s Curry was started by current owner V Maheyndran’s father, Mr M Veerasamy, as a roadside stall in Tank Road. The restaurant moved to various locations, but has established itself firmly in Dempsey over the years. Mr Maheyndran, 56, who, like his father, was born in Tamil Nadu, has two children, both of whom run the restaurant. Daughter Nagajyothi Mahendran, 30, and son M Veerasamy, 26, are directors of the company. His wife, Madam Veerasakthi Mahendran, 51, also works in the restaurant, as does his son-in-law, Mr M Pandiyan, 33. The restaurant has 15 staff in the kitchen and another 10 for front of the house.

Mr V Maheyndran (centre) with his daughter Nagajyothi Mahendran and son M Veerasamy, who both run Samy's Curry.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Mr V Maheyndran (centre) with his daughter Nagajyothi Mahendran and son M Veerasamy, who both run Samy’s Curry.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

At meal times, family members walk around the restaurant, talking to customers regular or new, and make a point to ask for feedback. Read more


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