In my humble opinion, the biggest attraction of Little India in Singapore is its most famous shopping mall - Mustafa Centre. Another main attraction here, of course, is countless Indian restaurants. Fortunately for vegetarians like myself, the choice of Indian vegetarian restaurants around Mustafa Centre is heartening. I was really happy to find many restaurant names that are popular in India doing great business in the roads adjoining Mustafa Centre. There is Sarvana Bhavan from South India and Bikaner Express from the North, and so on. At least two of the Indian restaurants almost at the doorstep of Mustafa Centre open 24 hours a day, one of which is 100% vegetarian. Cost-wise too, there are options and bargains to look for. There is a SGD 5.00 unlimited rice meal buffet and and a tea/coffee with Samosa costs only SGD 1.50 if you know where to look for. Keep reading for the details and pictures...
|South Indian Parota Kurma in Little India Singapore|
Indian Food Near Mustafa Centre Little India Singapore available 24 Hours
The two 24/7 options for vegetarian Indian food near Mustafa Centre are "Ananda Bhavan Vegetarian" and "Maraj Restaurant".
Ananda Bhavan Vegetarian open 24 Hours
|Ananda Bhavan Vegetarian Little India Singapore|
If you are looking for an economy Indian vegetarian snack or meal in Little India at any time of the day or night, Ananda Bhavan is the place to be in. This "self-service" restaurant located right opposite Mustafa Centre on Syed Alwi Road is always crowded, no matter when you go there. Popular with customers from India and other nationalities as well, Ananda Bhavan serves a whole range of Indian vegetarian food - snacks, meals, and desserts, both from South and North India.
|Kailash Parbat Indian Restaurant Little India Singapore|
Kailash Parbat is located next to Ananda Bhavan and is Little India's Indian Sweet Shop. You can buy traditional Indian sweets here or indulge in classic Indian spicy and tangy snacks called "Chaats". Kailash Parbat is a good place to try out some North Indian food.
Sarvana Bhavan and Bikaner Express
|Sarvana Bhavan and Bikaner Express Little India Singapore|
One of the most famous names in South Indian food - Sarvana Bhavan is here too on the same road (Syed Alwi Road) as Ananda Bhavan but on the other side of Mustafa Centre main entrance. Food here is more expensive than Anada Bhavan but the service is better. Both South and North Indian food is served. A nice option to try is their dish called "14 Idli" which is mini idlis dipped in Sambar and spiked with pure ghee.
Bikaner Express located next to Sarvana Bhavan is the North Indian specialist for sweets, snacks (chaats) and meals. This is also the place for a bargain meal or snack if you happen to be there on weekdays (Mon - Fri). Try their SGD 5.00 unlimited rice meal lunch buffet. After lunch hours, get a combo of tea/coffee and snack (samosa/kachori, etc.) for SGD 1.50 only (3.00pm to 7.00pm).
Big Bite Indian Vegetarian
Close to Sarvana Bhavan is another Indian vegetarian joint called Big Bite. Never been there but looks interesting.
Maraj Restaurant 24 Hours
|Maraj Restaurant Near Mustafa Centre Little India Singapore|
Maraj is mainly non-vegetarian but does have some basic Indian vegetarian set meals. It is open 24 hours.
Komala Indian Vegetarian
|Komala Indian Vegetarian Restaurant Little India Singapore|
If you are walking from Mustafa Centre towards its nearest MRT Station - Farrer Park, you will come across Komala Vegetarian Restaurant. A nice place open everyday from 8.00am to 11.30pm. Serves North and South Indian meals, snacks and combos. Pricing is easy.
There are others too. If you are anywhere near Mustafa Centre, you will find Indian vegetarian food.
|Posted by Narinder Singh|