Friday, February 22, 2008

The Mango Tree - One More Time!

We brought my mother-in-law and both kids to The Mango Tree on Sunday after discovering it the previous week. Here's what we had. From the starters - vegetable pakora. Nice little medley of vegetables given the fry of death. One of the few ways Nadine will eat her vegetables.

Also from the starters, this was probably the most delicious dish of them all. Well, for me anyway. Hubby thought them "too seafoody" (hey, it's called "umami"). And mother-in-law who does not like shellfish would not even touch them. Oh I'm not complaining, it means more for me! Beautiful, intense flavours all coming together. Every morsel was a delight.

We had this the last time too. Even though I wanted to try something different, hubby who liked this dish so much, was adamant on having this again. Normally he won't even touch mutton!

Sambar - mom-in-law loves her dhal curries, so she had to have this lentil concoction. Smoky and spicy but not chili hot. Not my favourite though.

The machli naan basically has a chili-seafood paste smeared on the inside. It's interesting on its own but the fish-like taste may interfere with the flavours of the dishes you are having. The cheese naan is light, fluffy and a great base for all the curries.

Kerala fish curry, originally uploaded by Camemberu.

Wow, this one is a salty assault on the tongue. Grows on you though. Nice fish too, definitely better than mullet in the Allepey fish curry. Not as spicy as it looks, not to worry!

Lemon basmati rice, originally uploaded by Camemberu.

Strangely, I prefer their plain basmati rice over the lemon version. Although it has more ingredients, the latter seemed a tad bitter and more soggy (maybe due to the lemon's acidity). The plain one had a natural basmati fragrance.

Mango Kulfi, originally uploaded by Camemberu.

They kindly cut the kulfi into three pieces (on their own initiative) for the diners sharing. It was thick, rich, creamy with visible mango pieces. Having tried both, I think we prefer the coconut kulfi. But for lassi, the mango version rules. The strawberry one is too sweet. Salty one is refreshing according to mom-in-law.

Overall, another satisfying meal. Nadine polished off most of the complimentary papadum and half a cheese naan. Can't wait to get her to eat spicy stuff!

1000 East Coast Parkway
B23 Marine Cove
Tel: 6442-8655 / 6442-1655
Mon-Thurs: 11.30am - 2.30pm, 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Fri: 11.30am - 2.30pm, 6.30pm - 11pm
Sat: 11.30am - 11pm
Sun: 11.30am - 10.30pm



  1. Hullo! Could you post the prices of the food? Thanks!

  2. It's all on their website (see link above) - full menu, prices etc. You could also refer to my previous post for an indication.

    Can't remember exact prices but the entire meal for three adults was less than S$100.

  3. Oh man this looks so good! I want to go to the Mango Tree!!!!

    Welcome to The Foodie Blogroll!

  4. Oh, I miss Indian food! Never tried this place before but sounds like the food is on the saltish side ?

  5. hahaha. is the food really so good? u jus went there not long ago and went back again? lol

  6. JennDZ, thanks!

    Tigerfish, no, not all the dishes are salty but most of them are "intense" in flavour. Some of the flavours are so complex I can't even adequately put in words.

    Lady/Brad, lol yes they are good but as you can see, different members of my family like different things from that place.

  7. Just discovered your blog when I was searching for german breakfasts. Thought it was an awesome blog, and then....realised that you've gotten the food blogger award of the year. No wonder! I love reading all your reviews.

  8. Thanks very much, Patsy! Glad you enjoy your time here!


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