Everyone knows that Little India is a haven of culinary tourism, but sometimes it’s difficult to know which restaurants are the best. Well, after trying a lot of places in Little India, we can safely say that Komala Vilas is one of the best and what’s more, it’s halal.
Started in 1947, the restaurant has been around so long that it must be good. Dishes range from dosai to mixed rice dishes which come with lots of different side dishes and mixing sauces.Some of the food here is spicy, but on the whole the food is more flavoursome rather than spicy. The mixed rice dishes are wide and varied, but we can safely say that the standard “rice meal” is awesome. Cauliflower, potato, beans, okra and dhal all in their own Indian sauces. The chutneys and sauces on the side are really interesting and full of flavour as well.
For a cheaper meal, try the dosai (Indian bread) which comes in about 60 configurations. We most recently tried the masala dosai and it was also so delicious. A 40cm long dosai filled with spiced potatoes and served with 3 different dipping sauces. It is so cheap for what you get and it’s almost enough for 2 people, depending on how hungry you are.
Also highly recommended are the mango lassis. A mango yoghurt drink that is sweet, milky and slightly sour. Perfect to wash down your dosai with.The ordering process is quite simple. Go to the counter where they have menus. Select the dishes you want and pay straight away. Take your receipt and give it to one of the waiters and your meal will arrive about 5 minutes later.
Most people here eat with their hands, but utensils are also provided if you don’t like getting your hands dirty.
If you want to try authentic Indian food while you’re in Singapore, Komala Vilas is definitely a good choice.
Komala Vilas Restaurant
76 Serangoon Road, Little India, Singapore
Jam Buka: 07:00 – 22:30
Closest MRT: Little India (blue DT12 / purple NE7)
Rice Meal: $8.50
Masala Dosai: $3.90
Mango Lassi: $4.10