We got to the restaurant at around noon and the place was relatively quiet, so we went about ordering straight away from the lunch menu. There are four main choices if you go for a set lunch: Kerala Veg or Non-Veg, and Kerala Veg Special or Non-Veg Special. We went for the specials, which included a choice of one curry (including beef, which is a rare find), sambar, rasam, thoran, basmati, dosa or poori, salad and pickle (achar). The veg meal also came with a vada and the meat meal with some tandoori chicken. So, a pretty impressive deal and all for a mere ¥1200! There were also a couple of biriyanis on offer, but the sets were far too hard to resist. We weren’t disappointed.
One of the things to love about curry is the way that the combination of flavours through the great variety of dishes can blend so seamlessly with one another. When eating thali, it’s recommended that you pour the rasam and sambar onto the rice and mix it all up and then save the curry for combining with the bread. I did this for a while, but then couldn't resist and threw a bit of everything in together. A taste sensation! It’s actually quite hard for the senses to process it all, and this combination, complemented by the wonderfully light and oily poori, the perfect basmati, and the light and crispy dosa totally sealed the deal. We have the habit when in thali-land to ask for refills – we didn’t know if it was appropriate in South Park but we chanced our arm anyway. The waiter gave us the nod and soon we had replenished basmati, sambar and rasam. This lunch had turned into a veritable feast!