In a NUtshell:A 60 year old eatery on Mysore Road that serves absurdly soft, piping hot, oversized idli with some thick coconutty chutney
Address & other details: Shri renuukamba thatte idli
Meal for 2: ₹100 onwards
Cuisine type : vegetarian
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Short description- in case u r in a hurry
We heard about this eatery from the gentleman driving us to mysuru from Bengaluru. He mentioned that there is a place called Bidadi that is full of shops that sell ‘thatte idly’, a kind of idli. He also did mention that he knew the original and the oldest one. We requested him to take us there.
The building in which the shop would have started is probably not there anymore or is probably a part of the pucca building.
Like in most crowded low cost eateries, one group does not get a table to themselves and they share a table with strangers.
There was no system of seating based on who came first. It’s based on who spotted an empty seat first or who spotted the ‘earliest potential empty seat’ based on their perception of speed of eating and appetite of those seated and having a meal.
As we sat, we started trying to make eye contact with the guy at the counter. We conveyed our order – there was only one option , a platter of 2 thatte idlies, chutney and one medu vada.
There was hardly any interaction with anyone to comment on service.
Of course there was no menu card
The food was good.
Detailed description- in case u hv the time to njoy reading:
Thatte idly reminded me of a well meaning, tall and handsome well groomed guy I had met, who was pleasant to talk to, for first two sentences but not beyond since he lacked depth in probably every topic.
The chutney was outstanding – one smong the good ones I have had in a few months. Strong, robust, rustic, thick and very nice. Rate the chutney 4.25/5
I am unlikely to visit for treating my tastebuds. However Wud visit if I am hungry in Bidar and am looking for something to fill my stomach that does not launch an assault on my tastebuds.