by Kamla Srinivasan
Mt View, California
March 27, 2005
Our group arrived at the restaurant at 3pm, just as the last guests were leaving. We were invited in with enthusiasm and shown to our tables. The menu provides an interesting array of choices, and one of the family members that owns the restaurant was very helpful in his suggestions. We ordered an array of vadas, dosas, and rice (tamarind, pongal, bisibelah bhath) and coffee. The coffee was very good. Most of the items we ordered were good, but the Mysore dosa was a bit of a disappointment since they had simply sprinkled a small amount of podi powder and not lathered it generously with whatever special concoction is lathered on Mysore dosas! The pongal tasted more like kichidi and not like the traditional pongal that is studded with peppercorns, cashew nuts, and curry leaves. On the recommendation of the staff, we tried the almond halwa that was made of almonds, honey, and milk. This dish had no fat or sugar. We unanimously voted this as one of the best desserts we have ever had in an Indian restaurant. The staff was very helpful and courteous and went out of their way to make our dining experience a good one.
From journal Eating Out in Silicon Valley - Fremont/Newark, CA