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Indian surprises

Saha uses modern culinary techniques and ingredients not often seen in the cuisine

Published on Jun 29, 2014 6:25 PM

When you walk into Saha Signature Indian Restaurant & Bar, it is like you have entered Buyan. It opened at the premises of the fine-dining section of the Russian restaurant about a fortnight ago, after Buyan gave it up recently, keeping only its bar and mid-priced eatery.

The same ceiling murals and chandeliers from Buyan now look down on Saha's dining rooms. Even the furniture has not been changed.

But they do not feel out of place as the bright paintings of sailboats and hunters on horseback do blend with the Indian love of colour. And the metal chandeliers and dark wood furniture look like they belong with the Indian music in the background.

The menu, however, is totally different. In fact, it is nothing I have seen. Though the cooking is Indian, it involves modern culinary techniques and ingredients not often seen in the cuisine.

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9A Duxton Hill (2nd floor), tel: 6223-7321

Open: Noon to 3pm, 6 to 11pm (Monday to Saturday), closed on Sunday

Food: ****

Service: ****

Ambience: ***1/2

Price: Budget about $100 a person, without drinks


Tasting Of Mushroom ($18)

You get mushrooms in three ways. The spicy grilled mushrooms are the bomb.