We're visiting the SF area from Queens, NYC and are looking forward to some excellent S. Indian food in the Sunnyvale area (way better than the options in Queens, anyway).
On our last trip, we were extremely impressed by the thali lunch we had at Komala Vilas -- esp. loved the idlis, which were better than those we've had in Bangalore! :)
Is Komala Vilas still THE place to go for good South Indian? We've also heard about a newer place, Pesarattu, and on our last visit we were curious to try (but lacked the stomach capacity) Tirupathi Bhimas (sp?).
Given that we prefer lighter food (i.e., less ghee/oil) and full-throttle spicing (we're used to Indian home cooking with ample mirchi/masala), where should we go for lunch this Thursday?
Many thanks, in advance, for your advice!