June holidays is a season to relax, to get new experiences for kids and us. I was running a giveaway for Quayside Express by Uncle Ringo and was quite curious to explore Sentosa Cove area myself. At the same time, I got this food invite from Earl of Hindh (EOH) which is also located in the same area.

So my daughter and me decided to visit this place one fine Saturday afternoon. Hubby had some work and my boy decided to be with him.

Located in the picturesque area of Sentosa Cove’s retail and dining destination Quayside Isle, Earl of Hindh (EOH) is a fine dining restaurant that is founded by Expat Indian Entrepreneurs to revisit the finest culinary secrets of the Hindh.

The erstwhile ‘Hindh’ that spread right from Afghanistan to Myanmar. It was not just a political entity but a civilization that is still alive. The most curious feature of the Hindh culture is its stunning diversity which springs forth from its innate similarities.The biggest strength of the Hindh culture is in its ability to assimilate all influences, even those of its conquerors and tormentors, yet flourish and thrive. Earl of Hindh brings this rich culture to its food.

Quick Observations:

  • When my daughter and me reached to Earl of Hindh, first thing we liked is – the posh surroundings – greenry, Hotel W and stunning views of Marina – all this makes EOH very conducive for relaxing and giving justice to lunch / dinner.
  • The restaurant is quite big with a setup that can accommodate 100 pax – a few more as well. That makes it ideal for smaller ROMs, Corporate events, Birthday parties and other G2Gs. Overall ambiance is A+ and the restaurant is neat, clean and bright during daytime and cozy in the evenings with a nice view of marina. There is an air-conditioned inside place and airy outside sitting also.
  • This is the only Indian Fine Dining Restaurant in Sentosa Cove area.
  • Prices a bit higher end but portions are big too. Looking at the ambiance, overall quality and service, prices look completely okay.
  • Wide Range of Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian options are available on ala carte basis. Earl of Hindh also caters for outside events.
  • Staff here is too good! Lady who is in-charge of the Restaurant operations is swift, friendly and knows quite a lot about the food and its ingredients. Chef Negi is a thorough professional who has experience of working in some top-notch places all over the world. Even the other support staff had a smile on the face and was helpful. My curious daughter asked them so many questions but they all answered very elaborately.
  • Spices and other ingredients used to make food are of high-quality. Many of the stuff is home-made by EOH.
  • For Menu, there is a digital way! Menu is available on tabs and that is the convenient most way to order food.
  • For drink-lovers, I mean, for hard-drink lovers, there is heaven here! So many choices…Too bad am a teetotaler…LOL

Surroundings, Ambiance

What we ate relished?

Drinks, Appetizers and Starters

My daughter decided to sip on Fresh Pineapple juice while I settled for Virgin Pina Colada. EOH does have some mocktails like Gunner, Virgin Mojito and so on.

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We were pleasantly surprised by the first arrival – Amuse Bouche! This was the Chef Special Welcome Appetizer. I liked this gesture a lot. BTW, EOH serves this to every guest and every day the welcome appetizer changes. Of course, it is complementary and it sets the stage to look forward to other dishes.

Starters was a grand affair!! We had informed the Chef that we would taste vegetarian dishes and oh my my, EOH has some choicest varieties in vegetarian food…Here are our starters.

  • Hara Bhara kabaab – Generally this is made using spinach. Earl of Hindh added some crumbled cheese to it and it tasted heavenly!
  • Broccoli Cheese – Kids will love it for sure…Baked broccoli and melted cheese come to you sitting on a barbecue stick.

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  • Tandoori aloo – mildly spiced potatoes roasted in tandoor. Not bad! People who can take hot spicy food, you can tell the Chef to make it that way.
  • Samosa – Samosa was of usual taste. But the accompaniment of hummus tasted quite good with it.

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  • Paneer tikka – soft, melt-in-mouth cottage cheese marinated in a variety of herbs and spices and tandoored. Loved it!
  • Shami kabaab ala cauliflower – This one was very tasty! Mixture of cauliflower with other veggies formed into rolls and lightly fried to perfection. This is crispy outside soft inside!

Look at the size of assortment of starters!! It was BIG and it needs 2 full-sized adults to finish it!! My Daughter fortunately was in a kid-blogger-reviewing-food mood and was giving justice to the delish starters…Small eaters, please ensure to order lesser amount of starters else starters would be the end of your food!

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Choicest Collection of Wines n Whiskies

Soon after nomnoming starters, Daughter started saying am full, am full!! 🙁 So we took a break, explored the outside sitting area, wide collection of wines, whiskers and other drinks and took some photos…Staff mentioned that to their regular customers they do offer very attractive rates for bottles. They have cupboardful of single malt whiskies…Imagine – sitting in the quaint Earl of Hindh, enjoying the breeze and enjoying the golden sips of whisky…Wow! well, so sad that I just watched and took photos 😀

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Along with regular best-sellers like Chivas Regal and all, they have some special and not so common “Amrut” well-stocked in Earl of Hindh. Amrut seems to be as popular as elixir among some drink-lovers I guess.

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Main Course Time!!!

We had specifically requested Chef Negi to serve us bite-sized portions of the main course. Here it arrives in style…

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Basket of Assorted Naans and Parathas:

Which one should I mention first, they all were yummm…

  1. Olive Cheese Paratha – Tell young kids that this is pizza and they’ll finish it in no time. Eat it with some gravy or eat on its own!! My daughter loved it.
  2. Earl of Hindh’s Signature Rampuri Paratha – It has spicy chilli flakes in its core…Very tasty. Eat it to tickle your tastebuds.
  3. Earl of Hindh Naan – This is sweet! First time I ate sweet naan.Glazed with honey, it had loads of nuts and cherries. Definitely different dish. One suggestion: to keep it a bit soft because after a while, it can get a bit chewy and harder.

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Gravies:

  • Achari Baigan – Eggplant in pickled gravy! I hate eggplants but only love this pickled form. Go for it!

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  • Palak Paneer – tasted as usual. Paneer was soft and not like rock found in some restaurants.
  • Daal Makhani – Lentils with loads of butter and cream. Rich dish! Goes very well with…
  • Vegetable Biryani – Long grains of basmati cooked to perfection.

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  • Sprout Salad – healthier choice for calorie watchers.
  • Dahi Tadka maar ke – Tempered Yoghurt. Good one!

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Glad to say that we devoured each one of the main course dishes…Slurp n Burp!!

What’s for Dessert?

Dessert was the highlight I would say! These little cuties were full of surprises…

  • Have you heard of  “Paan“- the mouth-freshener betel leaf that is popular with Indians? Here it comes in the form of an Icecream!! Amazing to see EOH cracks the same formula and achieves the same taste…
  • Gulab Jamuns – This is probably most of you even non-Indians know of. Soft as silk, melting like a dream…
  • Mango Mastani – I never expected to find this drink in Singapore! It is a very popular drink the buzzing city of Pune, India…Applause to Earl of Hindh for bringing it to Singapore…Same taste like I had tasted in Pune some years ago!

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Daughter and me were very happy with desserts and wait, wait…what is that? One more drink? We were thinking that now we are done…But??

This was another surprise weaved by Earl of Hindh. It is a complementary mouth freshener. You heard it right!! Mouth freshener that comes with creamy taste of milk, beautiful fragrance of rose petals and refreshes your mouth. Wonderful indeed!

By the way, we tasted only vegetarian food but Earl of Hindh has gastronomic delights for meat eaters also in abundance. Lamb Chops, Kakori Kabaabs to mention a few. These dishes are very very popular!! Do try them. Check the menu here.

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That was it! We said good bye, see you again to Chef and Kaye…e15

The food, the ambiance and the surroundings were not letting us go actually so we spent some more time there and took a ride in Uncle Ringo’s Choo choo train and enjoyed the views of the Marina.

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Daughter’s Review:

My kid wanted to write her own opinion in her own words. So I let her use my FB and she wrote on Earl of Hindh’s Facebook page.

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For more info, reservations etc, Visit:

Website: http://earlofhindh.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earlofhindh/

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Note: We were invited for food tasting session by the restaurant. No monetary compensation / benefits is involved. All opinions are strictly based on personal experiences. Would you like to collaborate with RainbowDiaries? Drop us a line on RainbowDiariesWorld@gmail.com / Fill this contact form.

 

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74 comments on “Earl of Hindh – One of the Best Culinary experiences to remember…”

  1. iamunbothered Reply

    The food all looks yummy and tempting. And they are so varied that I can keep up with the all the names. Glad your daughter enjoyed it with you as children can be picky eaters.

  2. theglossyco Reply

    I’ve never tried Indian food before but wow, the food looks so good ?

  3. Ellie Plummer Reply

    Wow the food looks amazing, I bet it is full of flavour. The place looks great too.

  4. Cia Black Reply

    Your daughter has quite the vocabulary for a 10 year old, and I enjoyed her review. Way to go mom for giving her a little spotlight. The food sounds like it would be very tasty and very hard to turn down.

  5. Amanda Reply

    OMG all of this looks delicious. The great thing about it all too is that it is not processed! The restaurant is equally stunning. I love authentic areas such as that. I am so glad your daughter had a great time.

    • Flora the Swearerist Reply

      A wide range of dishes to choose from, large portions and quality ingredients totally justify higher prices. And looking at your pics, it’s obvious that this isn’t only sounds good but look good, too. I love the surroundings!

  6. Joanna Davis Reply

    As an Indian food lover, I would really like to visit this restaurant! The assortment of parathas and naan breads speaks to me, I’d love to try the cheese and olives one. The food looks delicious as well, I don’t think I have ever seen Indian food presented like this on the plate. Proper fine dining!

  7. Indu Indra Reply

    Earl of Hindh is such a catchy name and equally tempting are the servings portrayed in pics. All my favorite Indian dishes are there.

  8. Preet@thevelvetlife Reply

    This place looks so good, I am loving all the pictures. The variety of naan’s looks so good, and all the food looks delicious and well presented. I would love to check this place when I am around, love Indian food.

  9. Cindy Reply

    Sounds like you and your daughter had a delicious time! I’m drooling over the samosas, tandoori aloo and biryani. Everything looks amazing!

  10. In and Out of Vegas Reply

    Oh my what a grand feast you and your daughter had! Her review was just as delightful as yours. ..a writer in the making! I was very excited when you mentioned the desserts. it is my favorite part of the meal.

  11. Emily Fata Reply

    Sentosa Cove looks like such an amazing spot to visit! All of the food photos you have here look so delicious — even the drinks!

  12. Elizabeth O Reply

    This place looks really lovely. Your review looks great and your daughters FB review was really sweet. So glad you had a fun time.

  13. Alison Rost Reply

    I love how the chef adjusted to your request and made sure that you’ll enjoy the food! It’s such a luxurious place to dine at and I just love the food as well. You can tell from the pictures how good they must have been!

  14. Emily Leary Reply

    You’ve discovered a gem! I love the look of the Shami kabaab ala cauliflower but then again it all looks great! Your daughter is clearly a blogger in the making! Thanks for sharing.

  15. kumamonjeng Reply

    What a nice getaway. I have always wanted to check out the life in Sentosa Cove! The restaurant look really posh and classy. I would love to have such experience once.

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  18. Arisa Chow Reply

    Looks like a good swanky place to have good indian food in Singapore! Shall take note for my next trip down

  19. Betty Liew Reply

    Yummy …The food look so tempting . Thank you for sharing the restaurant. Will put in my travel list if I am in Singapore.

  20. leona Reply

    how, they make all the dishes look modern and amazing, what a good experience with your daughter, the ambience and surrounding is truly beautiful too

  21. Everest Reply

    The broccoli cheese and naans look amazingly yummy!
    I never noticed this restaurant and would love to try it the next time I am in the area!

  22. Sharon Lee Reply

    The food presentation is really good and looks like fine dining for me =D hehe I never really try proper Indian food in a restaurant, this will be a fun experience.

  23. Mistan Izzy Reply

    the surrounding with the appetizer, starter and drinks just make it perfect 🙂 looks like you and your daughter have much fun!

  24. Priscilla * Pingerrain Reply

    Indian food serve in modern french/european style gives that regal “East India” feel.
    I definitely want to try the Olive Cheese Paratha. OMG… My tummy is growling as I scroll through these pictures.

  25. Saminu Abass Reply

    This place looks good with all these presentation. What I like most is the review given by that your daughter. Thanks for sharing

  26. Tiffany Yong Reply

    Daal, Naan and pharatha are the few things I love in indian food! These are really the authentic food that make one wanna go back for more!

  27. Mia Foo Reply

    visited quayside isle only once (it’s quite out of the way if you do not drive) and the place is awesome! i don’t recall seeing EOH though.

  28. Claire Algarme Reply

    The place does look posh. It’s a nice restaurant. The food looks delectable, too! They look lovely to eat. 🙂 Your daughter’s review is excellent. Keep it up!

  29. Phoebe Reply

    The broccoli cheese looks good! Broccoli and cheese are my kids’ favourite. Am sure they will like this dish!

    Phoebe- BPDGTravels

  30. Bhushavali Reply

    Definitely so appetizing it looks. Just last weekend I found a yummy Bombay cuisine restaurant here and its review is coming up soon.

  31. Elizabeth O. Reply

    I love that little review at the end by your daughter. It must have been a lovely experience for both of you as the food does look delectable! The plating is amazing and the every dish seemed bursting with flavors!

  32. Absolute Yana Reply

    Your daughter is adorable with her response. I noticed you said the portions were big, but doesnt seem like it..maybe its because its in the picture. It does still look yummy.. good write up!

    • shubhadabhide Reply

      Indeed the portions are big! Like I mentioned in my post, we specifically told them to give us bite-sized portions so that we can taste and don’t waste 🙂 So yes, some pics are of those bite-sized dishes.

  33. May Reply

    I enjoyed what your daughter wrote =) We frequent Sentosa Cove often but I’ve never noticed this restaurant maybe because it’s located on level 2!

  34. Michelle Reply

    Your photos had me salivating! What an interesting culture – I’ve never heard of Hindh before. Thanks for sharing.

  35. roch Reply

    Everything looks so delicious! I think the starters are already enough to keep my tummy full. The drinks all look amazing too.

  36. Fernando C Lachica Reply

    Ambiance, best amenities, good food are some of the most vital aspect of running a hotel. It’s therefore the mist effective ways to capture the guests’ first impression. You experienced the beautiful place in which you’re very satisfied.

  37. Reamy Garcia Reply

    Oh dear! You’re Daughter gave a good review!!! I will not be surprised if one day she’ll be a successful blogger too! Good job Mommy for being so supportive. By the way, thanks for this honest review…coming from a child’s is superb!

  38. TheOrdinaryGirl (@mash_01x) Reply

    Yum Yum Yum… all my favourite things…I love shami Kebabs, Achari baingan and naans! I am so surprised you liked Paan! that is my ultimate favorite. And of course Gulab Jamans are to just die for! Looks like a must visit place whenever I go to Singapore.

  39. Fred Reply

    The place and food looks very good on the photos. Looks pricey but worth the price. The review of your daughter at the end is precious.

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