Just opposite Mustafa Shopping Centre along Syed Alwi Road, this little joint serving authentic food from Andhra (South India) is a quiet respite from the bustling crowd. Choose from a list of dosas, snacks and combos for a relaxing meal with a friend. Start with the Cut Mirchi ($4) — deep fried big green chillies in a thick chickpea batter. These tend to be quite oily, but Srivakula prides itself on using only pure ghee, pure olive oil or groundnut oil, making this a delightfully light, crunchy start to your meal. Alternatively, go for the Chilli Bajji with Onions ($3.60) as recommended by Burppler Saundarya Lahari. Share the unique Guntur Podi Dosa ($5.50) — it is large and crisp, with a good sprinkling of chili powder on the inside ("podi" means "powder"). Four very tasty chutneys accompany this spicy dosa. If you're really hungry, go instead for their Thali ($9) — a bowl of rice surrounded by nine little bowls of curd, vegetable curries, chutneys and a sweet cardamom rice pudding for dessert.
Avg Price: $10 per person
Photo by Burppler Jayne Tan