This South Indian vegetarian eatery is adjacent to a sari shop and an Indian grocery store, so you can't get more authentic, pink tablecloths notwithstanding. Tucked into the back right corner is a small lunch-only buffet set up on a few tables like a catering affair. The food, however, is fresh and hot. Along with rice, soup, bread and fruit, the spread includes a dozen or so dishes such as uthappam (pancakes dotted with vegetables), vada (fried lentil doughnuts), iddily (patties made from white rice with a spongy bread consistency) and several soupy offerings containing beans, peas, potatoes and curried vegetables.
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The slapping pitter-patter thump of the tabla is contemplative. It's soothing and eerie. And this is what they pipe through the sound system at Udipi Café, a restaurant in Richardson serving South Indian vegetarian cuisine. T...
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