Saturday, May 16, 2009

Udupi Cafe

I've mentioned before that I thought you had to go to Cary in order to get really good Indian food in this area. Don't get me wrong. In this case, I am not a snob, because I am more than happy to gobble down any Indian food that you put in front of me. I just hoped to be impressed by what I found in "Little India", in Cary. I was. I know you're wondering, but I assure you that I did not get lost while I was in Cary, no thanks to the road that was closed in Google's chosen path. My iPhone's GPS quickly showed me an alternate route.

The food at Udupi Cafe, which had been recommended to me by at least a dozen people, was beyond fantastic. Udupi has southern Indian food and is completely vegetarian. It was almost packed at close to 1pm on a Saturday afternoon. We chose the buffet, but we could have ordered from the menu. Absolutely everything was delicious. I particularly liked a carrot dish, which is the orange substance depicted in the photo above. I, of course, don't like cooked carrots, but my tastes are consistently inconsistent, as my readers are well aware.

From left to right, they had a coconut chutney, lemon pickle and raita. The lemon pickle didn't seem outrageously hot to me, but I think I'm just getting used to these things. Everything was good.

Go there. I don't care if you have an aversion to Cary. You must go. I want to go back as soon as possible.

You can read another review of Udupi Cafe on The Archer Pelican.

1 comment:

  1. Cary has a lot of boring. But the problem is that so many don't realize that "a lot of boring" doesn't preclude "also a lot of interesting". There's also a big candy store nearby (Chocolate Smile) which has some decent chocolate, I'm told. I don't know if they're as good as Chocolaterie Stam in Chapel Hill, or a Southern Season. But they are definitely cheaper.

    I like Shree Udupi (and the last time I was there, saw a half-dozen Chapel Hill folk) except for the food is a bit salty for my taste. I like the salt levels at Almighty/Green much better. The weekday buffet at Almighty is much smaller than the weekend at Shree Udupi. I'll have to check the weekend Almighty soon.