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Udupi Palace - Livermore

Ketan | Oct 21, 200507:22 PM

I had lunch there with two friends. We bypassed the buffet and ordered from the menu.

I ordered Masala Dosa, $5.99, It comes with coconut chutney and sambar but no tomato chutney! The dosa was very good. The perfect combination of crispy, chewy and with a slight sour taste. The thickness was even and it was able to stand on its own (i.e. it didnt flop). The potato bhaji inside was just OK. I like the bhaji to have a lot of sauted onions. This one didnt. So it didn't taste as rich as I like. My friends were ok with it though. The sambar was good but a little underspiced for my liking.

One of my friends ordered a paper masala dosa. This was great, paper thin and almost 3 ft wide (I am not kidding). Its like eating a massive folded papadum.

The other friend ordered Vada Rassam. They are deep fried vadas swimming in rassam soup. I didnt taste this, but my friend liked it a lot. Close to the original in south India he said.

Overall, I think its an OK place to satify your south indian food craving if you are in the east bay. I was dissapointed that they didnt have tomoto chutney. They also didnt have Rava Dosa. It was crossed out on the menu! These are pre-requisites for any good south indian place. I think the places in south bay have a wider ranging menu. I like Saravana Bhavan in Sunnyvale.


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