Being a North Indian, I always underestimated the importance a plate of idli vada and chutney can hold for a South Indian. When you ask a Bangalorean which is the one place which serves the greatest South Indian dishes locally, unanimously they say Taaza Thindi. But for me, it sounded overrated until I visited Taaza Thindi.
You are greeted with a huge crowd of people and an over-enthusiastic line for actually getting the food. The joint is not big, in fact, they hardly have a place to sit. You will find masses waiting in the line patiently to get their hands to probably the best South Indian food in the market at throwaway prices.
You are probably better off coming on a two wheeler or a cab as car parking could be a potential issue. And be ready to order everything together since getting into the line again might not be your cup of tea. There are multiple helpers who guide the line and make sure that everyone get their order on time. It does look like a task but believe me, it’s totally worth every wasted minute.
Coming to the food, the menu is quite simple – idli, vada, khara bhaat, kesari bhaat chow chow. bhaat, plan dosa, masala dosa, tea, coffee and thats it. Surprisingly, the highest item on the menu might cost you just 25. Beat that!
The melt in the mouth idli, the crunchy vada, the ghee roasted dosas, the aromatic coffee – are heavenly. Khara bhaat and Kesari bhaat was unlike I have had across Bangalore, easily beating the competition. There is nothing much to say which has not been said about this historical monument in the Bangalorean culinary road. Would give the food 5 star straight, no questions asked.
Location – 5/5 (Even though a small space, it has a nice location!)
Ambiance – 5/5 (Even though the place is jam-packed with customers, there were no complaints. Would love to have a sitting area for relaxed eating, but what’s the fun in that?)
Staff – 5/5 (No complaints)
Food – 5/5 (With delicious options to choose from, there is no complaint about the taste, quantity, and quality of the food coming out of their kitchen)
Value for Money – 5/5 (Lowest price for the perfect food)
What’s good? Everything!
What’s bad? The parking woes and the wave of hungry eaters!