(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.
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.