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I have had the privilege to work with several Indian colleagues here in Singapore who were happy to show me their favourite food destinations. There are several quite distinct Indian cuisines here – one of the most abundant is Southern/Tamil – and I took great delight in learning more about it.

There are a number of franchise chains serving good fast Southern Indian food here at very reasonable prices. One such chain, and my favourite, is Saravanaa Bhavan. I was fortunate to have an outlet near the office for lunch and within 15 minutes walk of where I lived for close to a year – the photos that follow reflect my favourites from these two outlets. According to Hungry Ang Mo there are two other outlets – from memory I have eaten at one of them but mainly at the Syed Alwi Rd (Little India near Mustafas) and Robinson Rd (financial district) sites.

I have to admit to being a fan of the Saravanaa Bhavan dosa range – the menu explains it better than I could:

My all time favourite is the Paper Roast Masala Dosa – a large, crispy, paper thin dosa served with a mild flavoursome potato masala curry inside, three different chatnis and a curry sauce:

Second favourite – the very similar Masala Dosa – the dosa is moister, not as thin and crispy – note the same chatnis and curry sauce – a bargain at SGD3.50:

And every so often, for something different, the Onion Rava Masala Dosa – same potato masala, but the dosa texture more brittle and tasty with the onion added:

I’d heartily recommend a trip to a Saravanaa Bhavan outlet even if you are not a vegetarian (I am not) – the food is good, fast, and cheap. It is one easy way to experience something out of the ordinary (an everyday occurrence for the adventurous here) :)

  3 Responses to “Dosa at Saravanaa Bhavan – Indian Vegetarian Food”

  1. All three dosas look amazing! I am new to dosa and didn’t realize they varied so much, but it explains a lot about a local place I just discovered last year near work. Yum!

    • Hi Rhiannon,

      thank you for your comment. Through experimentation I seem to have settled on the paper roast as my favourite, but if I come across a new one I am sure to give it a try :)

      As an aside – Indian friends tell me that the paper roast dosa in India is sometimes twice that size at some places – I will have to find out if someone does a super-sized one here.

      Best regards, Andrew

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