Chennai Tiffin, San Diego
The food was excellent. Each dish in the thali had a distinct spice profile. Everything tasted very fresh.
The hot spicy level is a little on the high side by typical white American standards. If you don't like spicy, the idli or dosa (plain) is a good choice. If you want the thali, ask for extra yogurt. Mixing the curry with rice and yogurt tones down the hot level.
This is a vegetarian restaurant, which is typical of South India. The staff is very friendly! They also serve a breakfast buffet on the weekends from 9 - 11 AM. They close for a half hour to set up for lunch and reopen at 11:30 AM. It is in a small shopping mall with several other restaurants and also a Hindu temple.
|This is the uttapum with red onion|
|Idli with a coriander chutney and sambar (not shown)|
|There is a dosa and poppadum on to of the rice. The small cups hold the other items. The cup at bottom has dessert|