Binny’s Kathitto always did make great Kathi rolls it was a van in the Hamlet….so it’s no surprise that now it has a permanent home near Hopscotch on Londsdale Street, is has excellent South Indian food – possibly my current favourite!
The website is very nicely done and it’s worth checking beforehand as the choice is wide and varied.
For three modest appetites three smaller dishes or two larger dishes with breads is about right. For average appetites, you’d need one dish per person.
The Lemon Rice and Meen Molee Curry (G) $ 18 .90 is excellent!
Spice crusted barramundi, lemon rice, turmic & coconut molee served with lemon rice, crispy lentils, smashed peanuts & green chili (G)
The Idiyappam and Stew (G,) $ 18 .90 – 4 Kerala style spring hopper pancakes made of fine ground raw rice and grated coconut, slow cooked goat with coconut milk gravy or spiced mixed vegetable with coconut milk gravy was not quite as good as the goat was very sinewy and chewy, I’d miss that next time.
The Aviyal $15.90 is very authentic, even with planty of drumstick to scrape with your teeth, if you are looking for a vegetable side – Mixed vegetables cooked in Kerala style prepared with coconut, curd & as many vegetables as one can get.
Next time I’d like to try the Parotta with Chicken /Beef Curry $18.90 – Kerala flat bread made from flour served with a curry cooked in Kerala style by blending it with fried red chilly, garnish with curry leaves.
It would be good teamed with a Kathi Roll or perhaps a Dosa.
And I have my eye on the RasMalai $ 7 .90 – Cottage cheese shaped into flattened balls soaked in thickened milk flavored with saffron, cardamom and pistachios.
The Pani Puri shots were fascintaing too, such a clever take on the famous street food snack.