Tirupathi Bhimas in Milpitas
re: Melanie Wong
Tirupathi Bhimas expanded their menu this year. I haven't tried these out, but thought I'd let folks know.
They've added some Desi Chinese stuff (Vegetable Manchurian, Chow Mein, Szechuan Veg) in addition to the Gobi Manchurian that they've had all along).
You can now buy the individual curries from the north indian thali, and they're available at dinner too instead of lunch only.
They've added various other new items including Fried Idly, Ghee Roast, Butter Masala Dosa, Vegetable Bonda, Spring Dosa, Falooda.
Went to the Milpitas branch yesterday. The uttapham and spicy Andhra thali were good but not wildly different or better than Udupi Palace. I prefer Udupi's vada.
The menu they brought to the table didn't have the Chinese dishes, so we didn't order any. But on the way out we noticed that they were on the takeout menu--which didn't have the thalis. Confusing.
What's the sweet, spicy, tamarind sauce? That was new to me, as was a sort of salty pineapple rasam-like soup.
re: Robert Lauriston
I liked the variety in the Andhra thali, and everything really had a distinct flavor. It wasn't as spicy as it would be prepared in India, though. The Udipi-style dishes were good but not extraordinary. Andhra is reputed to be one of the spiciest of Indian cuisines, but I had some veg. food in Rajahstan that could rival it for sure. I've never seen a Rajahstani restaurant in the U.S.