Our little family went to Ente Keralam on a Sunday when I was too lazy to cook. Kerala cuisine is our favorite among the variety we have in India. Ente Keralam is usually considered to be on the pricier side so we don't go there very often. This time however, we wanted to check out their buffet menu.
We called up the restaurant to book a table and asked them if they had a buffet spread. The answered in the affirmative. However on reaching there, we found out they didn't have one. They did however have the traditional Kerala Sashya (festive meal - vegetarian) We got our first surprise when the menu came. One Kerala Sadhya cost only Rs.225! We had expected a lot more!
The meal included starters, rice, sambhar, moru curry( spiced buttermilk curry), rasam, thoran (veg stir fry), one curry, raw mango & coconut chutney, kadu manga pickle, avial, injicurry (sweet and sour ginger chutney) and pappadam. The dessert that came with the meal were 2 kinds of payasam. Quite a bit for Rs.225, don't you think?
We also ordered their prawn masala fry, one karimeen pollichadu and syrian beef fry. The food was excellent. Spicy (hubby asked for that) and delectable.
"This is exactly how home cooked food should taste like" Hubby said to me. Hmmm... I get the hint, mister!
Half way through the meal, my precious offspring sitting high on her high chair announced that she needed to go potty. Uff!! What timing! Anyway I marched her off to the loo. And here comes the twist in the tale. Everything isn't fine and dandy at Ente Keralam. The washroom stinks, is poorly maintained, there weren't enough paper towels, the floor was wet, the toilet seat made of some cheap plastic had brown scratch marks on it.... ugh!! It was hard to manage potty time with a little child.
For a restaurant of its kind of reputation, Ente Keralam should try to keep their premises better maintained.
It was hard to go back and enjoy the rest of my meal. Hubby though, had filled his tummy to the brim and was s full he couldn't drive back home and I had to!
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