You can copy the style, but you can never steal away the essence of something! True that! My search for some authentic South-Indian food just made me realize that when it comes to the regional cuisines, it is almost impossible to get that very taste anywhere else. Of course there are a zillion restaurants that tantalize you with their invoking ambience, but as for the taste most of them end up making false claims. Miffed by my unending desire to gratify my taste buds with some good South-Indian food, I ended up visiting and tasting the utterly scrumptious Indian delicacies atQuality Cafe Indian Restaurant in Glen Huntly.
The restaurant serves traditional Udupi cuisine, a style of vegetarian cooking from South India.
The exterior and the decor inside are quite decent and you’ll be pleased by the warm welcome and the delicious dishes. The menu has the standard favorites you’d expect but you’ll also find lip smacking south Indian dishes likeCrisp Mysore Masala Dosa and steaming, soul-satisfying Sambar and Idli.
Some of the specialties of the restaurant include DahiPuri, Quality Thali(weekdays),Weekend Thali, Samosa Chat, DahiBhalla and PavBhaji. Sweets such as Kaja, Gujia, MotiChoorLaddu and BesanLaddu are made fresh in authentic style.
Few reviews from valuable customers:
Some customers without any doubts say that Quality Café serves the best Indian In town.
“Hands down the best vegetarian Indian food I have had. The dosa is a knockout and the paneer curry is out of this world. I went once and have been almost weekly since. The staff is very friendly and clearly proud of the food they serve. It’s a humble lay out and is not the fastest to come out, but you know they put love into every dish and the presentation is A+. I recommend the gastronomic delight that is quality cafe to any fellow food lover.”
“It’s humble, delicious and inexpensive,” testifies another happy customer Nat.
“But what knocks me out about the Quality Cafe is the presentation of the Thali they serve.
Each dish is presented in its own bowl, with all placed upon a steel platter.
How lovely they all look, bequeathing on a quick Saturday lunch a heightened sense of occasion way beyond the modesty and affordability of the food at hand.
How I wish more Melbourne’s Indian restaurants – including those of the west – took such care in finessing their Thali”.
The experienced chefs really know what they are doing and the food they turn out is consistently good.
The restaurant is a must visit if you love South Indian cuisine and are looking for authentic south Indian taste in Melbourne.
Do not miss Weekend South Indian Combo for $12.50, whichcomprises idli, dosa, Mysore bajji and vada.
The Weekend thali for $15.00 comes with freshly made 4 varieties of curries, dal, sambar, vegBiryani, raita, rice, papadam, curd chilli and pickle is a must try.