Curry Curry [203 Hougang St 21 Singapore 530202]
To me, Curry Fish Head has always been a comfort food.
By far, the best Curry Fish Head I’ve tasted is found in this cosy little place called Curry Curry. It is next to a NTUC Fairprice, and is just a short distance away from the MacDonalds at Kovan.
As we approached the place near 8pm, it was still packed with people queueing and waiting for their Curry Fish Head to drive the impending Monday blues away. You can almost smell the curry aroma oozing through our noses, a sign of what we could expect later.
The place was recently renovated, so the inside seating has been airconditioned for a more comfortable setting to attack your fish head. As you can read from the red poster up in front, No Service Charge, No GST, No Vegetable Oil. They cook with Canola Oil, whatever that is.. for them to advertise it, I suppose it’s healthy.
Of course, if you’re game for alfresco seating, there are plenty of tables out there for you to sweat it out while eating your curry fish head.
Today unfortunately the Curry Fish Head was sold out, so we had the Curry Fish Tail instead.
Some people swear by the Fish Head, because the meat there is more tender, but has more bones.
Some people prefer the fish tail, because it has less bones, has more meat because well obviously the fish swims with its tail and not its head. So it’s really a case of personal preference.
For those who are unfamiliar with Curry Fish Head, the dish consists of Curry, the Fish Head/or Tail, Brinjals, Ladies Fingers, Tomatoes and some Tau Pok soaking up the curry essence.
This curry is like the best of both worlds. It combines the unique character of chinese curry, which has a mild spicy and savoury taste, with the stronger indian curry spices, which gives us the pleasant aroma of indian curry and depth in taste. You can also taste the tomatoes and lentils within the curry, giving it a wonderful texture with a tinge of sourness to complement the spices.
Anyway, at 8.15pm, I overhead the boss announcing all fish heads and fish tails are sold out. So if you’re keen to try the meal, do come early! The Fish Head and Fish Tail cost the same, the entire meal was around $30. (Fish Tail and 2 rice and 2 drinks)
Curry Curry [203 Hougang St 21 Singapore 530202] Closed on Mondays