Green Leaf Cafe in Little India, Singapore, holds a special place in my heart, and my fourth visit was nothing short of a gastronomic adventure.
This time, I decided to explore some new flavours and dishes, and what followed was a culinary delight that left my taste buds dancing. The following are some highlights:
The Kothu Idiappam dish was a testament to the authentic, homely flavors that Green Leaf Cafe delivers, reflecting the diverse influences from South Asia that make the cuisine so special.
Manathakali Soup – A Black Night Shade Delight: The evening was chilly and rainy, making it the perfect setting for a comforting bowl of Manathakali soup. Little did I know that Manathakali is commonly known as “black nightshade” and is often used in traditional Indian home remedies for indigestion. This added a layer of intrigue to the dish, showcasing the diverse influences from across South Asia. The soup itself was a symphony of flavours – light, savory, with a pronounced taste of cumin, onions, and a hint of pepper. A warm embrace for the soul on a rainy day.
Coconut Chilli Idli: For spice enthusiasts like me, the Coconut Chilli Idli was a revelation. Picture fluffy, pillowy steamed fermented rice cakes, expertly tossed with coconut, onions, and chillies, showcasing the vibrant flavors of South Asian cuisine. If you’ve ever savoured Sri Lankan pol sambal, this dish is a delightful fusion of pol sambal and podi idli. Each bite was a flavour bomb that exploded in my mouth, a testament to the rich culinary tapestry of the region.
Kothu Iddiappam: The Kothu Iddiappam transported me back to my mom’s kitchen. It was a generous helping of chopped string hoppers, brimming with colourful vegetables and an aroma that brought back cherished memories. This dish was a testament to the authentic, homely flavors that Green Leaf Cafe delivers, reflecting the diverse influences from South Asia that make the cuisine so special.
Green Leaf Cafe isn’t just a restaurant, it’s a portal to home-cooked, healthy Indian vegetarian food with influences from throughout South Asia. With each visit, I’m reminded of the meals my mom used to prepare with love. If you’re in search of a culinary experience that’s both comforting and flavorful, head straight to Green Leaf Cafe. Here, you’ll savor a meal that feels just like Mum used to make, with the added magic of ingredients and influences from across the South Asian culinary landscape.
In addition, paintings are sold at Greenleaf Café in support of an artist with special needs. The artist’s paintings are displayed at the restaurant.
All proceeds from the sale of paintings go to the artist.
Get a 10% discount when dining at Greenleaf Cafe. Show the Greenleaf Cafe discount coupon loaded on our Discount Coupons page before ordering your food.
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm every day and closed on Tuesdays.
Address: 43 Cuff Rd, Singapore 209753.
Service options: dine-in, takeaway & no-contact delivery
How to get there: the nearest MRT stations are at Little India and Jalan Besar.Comment on this Topic