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mdg | Dec 4, 201410:59 PM     1

Thanks to escargot3's earlier discovery on this board, I finally made it over to Ulavacharu in Sunnyvale this week. What a great place!

I'd never had their namesake ingredient ulava charu before, and I'm a huge biryani fan. So I had to try the chicken ulavacharu biryani. What a great dish! It starts with a good biryani and good chicken. The chicken is cooked in or sauced with the ulava charu and mixed into the biryani for a whole different set of flavors. The chicken was a bit unevenly mixed with more pieces on the top than the bottom, so I'll be sure to take that into account next time to spread out the spicy delights more evenly.

Lots of people were having the dinner thalis, a new addition to their dinner menu. They looked really good so I came back the next night to try that too. It's very good but I'll be sticking to the a la carte menu - like a buffet, there's that pre-cooked flavor (aside from the fresh biryani and dosas that they bring to the tables), less-than-hot food temperatures, and it's way too easy to eat too much. It was still very good, but there are too many other dishes on the regular a la carte menu that I haven't had before.

It's great to see more places serving regional specialties beyond the bog standard South and North Indian menus, in this case from Andhra Pradesh. I'll be back!

Michael

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