I was a little late on lunch and started to feel like I wanted a nice bite of something. I had no lunch plans but had walked by East 33 at Raffles, so I popped in for a quick meal.
I was here at a bit of an odd time, so the restaurant was very quiet. It had an elegant, sophisticated feel to it, yet it was casual and modern. It had big glass windows into the lobby area, so it seemed bright and open.
The waitress and the hostess were extra warm and helpful. Maybe if even on a scale a bit TOO helpful if that is possible. Being I was alone, they brought me reading materiel and tried to make small talk with me about my trip. I really just wanted some peace and quiet and a good meal. However their efforts of friendliness and attentive service is far better than the alternative of grumpy service or a lack of service. So I really can't fault them for trying so hard.
Being Raffles is a hotel from Singapore, I guessed that their fish curry might be good and that is what I got.
I have to be honest, it probably was the best fish curry if not just stand alone the best curry I ever had. They asked how spicy I wanted it and it came perfectly to my request. It had a bit of heat to it, but nothing overwhelming. It was just perfect. The spices and curry was interesting and full of flavor.
It came with a nice side of fresh, crisp vegetables that made a made side to the heat of the curry.
I couldn't have asked for a nicer lunch. It was a pleasant surprise as I had not planned on enjoying lunch on this day. It was one of the better meals that I had on this trip and I would certainly come back for the fish curry.
I highly recommend East 33 and suggest when you go you try the fish curry.
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