What Thali is it?
No.. No.. it is South Indian !!, "See it has Sambar, Curry..
But then why does it Naan instead of rice.....
I don't know..
(Now the restaurant guy(server) arrives..)
Hmm.. don't what is South Indian..
This hilarious conversation was between white patrons and a Hispanic server in an Indian Restaurant called Madras Pavilion in Austin. What was interesting was the patrons didn't know what was what, the server didn't know what he served. But they ultimately figured it out and went on to enjoy the food.
Now to the restaurant review..
By the sheer traffic I saw in this restaurant, I am guessing it must be a popular joint. This place was barely full when I went in, but within 10 minutes it was full and was constantly overflowing from then on.
The ambiance of the place was good. The decor was minimum but the place was clean and neatly laid out.
I ordered Pavilion special (USD 12.00) which got me a generous portion of Pongal, Vadai, Mysore masala dosa, Coffee and Gulab Jamun. While Pongal and Coffee were excellent, rest were just passe. I was drooling when the big Dosa came my way, but after a few bites, I started to dislike it. It was dry and hard to swallow. Vadai wasn't cooked well and I passed on the sweet.
Go to Madras Pavilion if you are dying for Indian food.
if you are going to spend some more time in austin, visit swad restaurant for their chat. And Madras Pavilion buffet on saturdays is pretty good too ( They have pongal on saturdays ) and there is always the clay pit in downtown. Ping me if you plan to stay in Austin over the weekend. Maybe we could meet. :)ReplyDelete
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Call me if you are un US.
- Laks Sankaran
12* 45 for a pongal Vada etc.....I am not eating when I am in the U.S.!
Thanks.. I am in Austin till Tuesday.. will try to connect..
well look at it other way.. 12 bucks buys you Pongal, Vada, Dosa, Coffee & Sweet... what a deal !!!!
Hey Ram, Watch your diet with HYD marathon coming upReplyDelete
Residency Tower in Chennai charges Rs.400 or so for Buffet lunch and I wonder how many in Chennai can afford that; but $ 12/13 for lunch in US is common man's budget.ReplyDelete
It is very interesting that many of the south Indian youngsters in India (below 40s) prefer north Indian food whereas south Indians in US keep looking for Idli Dosa even when they are in a north Indian restaurant.Indian restaurants in US has a mix of north and south Indian dishes and when some one calls for Thali meal, it will have a mix of both sides of the isle.