This is by far the best Kerala Cuisine I have had in the United Kingdom.
I thought East Ham, London was the place to find the best in South Indian food. But I was wrong. It is this place in Southampton.
I went from my firm to University of Southampton for Careers Fair and after the fair, decided to meet up with my old friends. I never knew of this place. But my friends recommended this for dinner and they came along.
The staff were very friendly, took our coats and hung it up in the common coat hanger for us. They also gave us good time for deciding what to order as we were a group of 5. We ordered just one started. Vegetable Vizhi. But to our surprise we got a special Dal bajji or something as a complimentary starter. The Vegetable Vizhi is very much like a vegetable spring roll, only tastier. Came with sweet chilli sauce and some dry salad. And the complimentary dish, whose name I do not quite remember, came with some mint sauce.
We also gave orders for some drinks, Kobra and Kingfisher, Indian brands brewed somewhere in the Europe. And got ourselves some poppadams till we decided on our main course.
5 of us ordered a variety of dishes,
Kerala Meen Curry (fish curry)
Chicken Biriyani (which comes with some vegetable sauce)
Kerala porotta (2 X 2each),
Chappati ( 2 X 2 each)
Vellappam (2 X 2 each).
It took us longer than an hour to finish our epic feast of a meal here. And we were so satisfied and thanking our friends to have brought us along.
And despite the fact that we were all so full, we decided to have a dessert.
We had mango kulfi. We knew it was too much, but our minds just couldn't stop longing for more from there.
All 5 of us attacked the kulfi and finished it in less than 3 minutes.
And to top it all we got ourselves two shots of Baileys (though I am not a fan of chocolate flavored liquor, I did have it).
After all that hogging the bill came up to about a hundred of which we got about 15% discount as it was our first time with our friends (who were pretty regular there).
OMG! I still can't believe I walked out of the restaurant. I was so explodingly (if that was a word) full.
The food was very good and came fast. The staff was really nice! Would definitely recommend. Nice ambiance.