Masala Dosas | Vidyarthi Bhavan
One of my favourite dishes is the masala dosa. And one of the best places that you get to have the best masala dosa is Vidyarthi Bhavan.
My tata (Grandfather) recommended it to me. My appa (father) has spent his schooldays eating at this place. My chikappa (father’s younger brother) took me to this place for the first time when I was still in my diapers. Masala dosa is what comes to your table if you don’t even look at a waiter. But he generally comes to you to confirm the number you are going to have. (My minimum is 3) Yeah yeah see me to know how much I eat! ;)
A view of the narrow and always crowded interior!
Vidyarthi Bhavan is in the heart of Gandhi Bazaar off Netkalappa circle. If you haven’t been there yet, I tell you you have missed the best eat-out in Bangalore.
Mostly, unless you are there at 6AM or something, you will have to wait to get your seat. The hotel looks like a extended 2+2 seater bus. While waiting you can only stand. You cannot sit in an AC lobby and wait for the head waiter to come and tell you the table is ready! You will have to, well, grab your seat. Eat and leave. I know I make it sound very bad, but then that’s the way it is.
Also, if you look at the Hotel from outside you will see that it’s a very old building. And something tells me that he has followed the original rules of the game by putting his hotel at the legal place where it should be. You can see the buildings of every other complex on the road butting out into the main road. Now, that’s what I value most in a hotel – ethics! I actually did confirm that with the owner who sits at the counter everyday.
So, now rush! Get your masala dosa. I was inspired by Usha’s post on Hotel Brindavan. I got hungry and got reminded of Vidyarthi Bhavan!