Absolute Arusuvai has been quite popular in the food circles lately, and I was just waiting for an opportunity to visit them. I had to meet a couple of friends for breakfast this morning and immediately decided it was going to be here!
Located right below 3B’s, in Hotel Shridevi Park, it was quite easy to spot. We entered into a brightly-lit, spacious, a nice air-conditioned place. It was perhaps around 09:30AM when we entered, not a very early breakfast.
Immediately spotted the ad for ‘Absolute Tiffin’, which was their Breakfast Combo. Looked too good to be true – Idly, Vada, Pongal, Poori Masala, Dosa, Sweet of the Day, Coffee or Tea for 50 bucks!?!?! Well, immedately decided to order that for the two of us, while one more friend was expected to join soon.
It was served quite quickly, and vada was yet to come as it was being prepared. Waited for that to be served as I wanted to click a ‘complete’ picture and then started to eat. Very tasty chutneys and sambhar, all very fresh. Vadai was the best, crispy and yummy. Instead of Pongal, we got Rava Upma, not sure why! The coconut oil was a bit too dominating in it, but manageable. Poori Masala was yummy! The mini dosa had a little masala in it, so obviously not crispy. Idly was definitely made some time ago, it was barely warm, bordering on cold. Sweet kesari was decent. Overall, defiitely worth it for 50 bucks. Perhaps if all the dishes were served hot, say around 07:30AM in the morning, it would have made this experience out of the world. This was just good.
Meanwhile another fried arrived with his little son, ordered one Asolute Tiffin for him and a plain dosa for his son, along with a Pongal and a Ghee Roast for us. Yes, the mini-tiffin has never been fillig enough for us, always! 😉 btw Rava Dosa wasn’t available, and we were told its not available in the mornings, not sure why!
The plain dosa was very ordinary-looking with white patches, clearly indicating that the tawa was not as hot as it should have been. Too bad, I couldn’t click a pic of it as my friend’s son had already started to eat. Ghee Roast was decent, not oozing-ghee types, but definitely smelt of it. Pongal was good, again, not the ghee pongal, but a regular one.
Finished with a coffee each, that was included in the Absolute Tiffin. It was okay, could have been hotter.
Overall, the Absolute Tiffin is absolutely worth it, without a doubt! The rest of them were a mixed bag. Except for the plain dosa, there was nothing to complain though!
We paid 371 bucks, for a decent breakfast!