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March 12, 2004, Food

Madras Pavillion

9025 Research #100, 719-5575 Monday-Friday, 11:30am-3pm, 5:30-9:30pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11:30am-10pm, buffet from 11:30am-3:30pm
Madras Pavillion features authentic vegetarian, South Indian cuisine. The superb lunch buffet includes lentil soup, steamed rice cakes (idly), and crisp, fried lentil doughnuts (medhu vada) to be dipped in tamarind broth, raita, or several different chutneys. There are spiced vegetable dishes served with white and tamarind rices and chapati and papad breads. The dinner menu offers a wide selection of reasonably priced appetizers, vegetable curries, dosai, and uthappam (large, light, pizzalike bread with various toppings).

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