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BON APPETIT Article in Toronto By Night Journal September 1992

Madras Palace: The art of serving South & North Indian Cuisine Exquisite Indian Cuisine at it's best for the lowest price in town. A definite 4-stars rating * * * * *

Just minutes from Scarborough Town Center and major hotels Scarborough you find Madras Palace Restaurant. Madras Palace is a first class restaurant that specializes in South Indian, North Indian, Sri-Lankan Food and home-made Indian Pickles. The restaurant also caters for all occasions including weddings, birthdays and business meetings.

Under the superb direction of Mrs.Santha Purushotham and her husband Mr.Chiral Purushotham , customers are treated to a culinary experience like no other. Mr.Chiral has many years of education and experience including studying in Hotel school in Colon, Germany and working at the Sheraton Plaza hotel. Mrs.Santha , with a bachelor's and Masters degree, loves to cook and it shows. Their combined love for cooking is evident in the menu they created. They also provide a service like no other.

Once you're in the restaurant, the aroma and the music will transfer you to a different world. Sit back, relax and enjoy the music of Ravi Shankar in the background. The restaurant accommodates patrons in a warm atmosphere. The dining room is nicely decorated and the paintings on the wall add a refreshing touch. The service is impeccable and efficient.

The menu at Madras Palace is well prepared with a variety of authentic Indian and Sri-Lanka favorites from appetizers, Indian breads, Indian rice, vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes

For appetizer , Madras Palace offers a selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes including Methu Vada, Masala Vada, Samosa, Dahi Vada, Beef Cutlet etc. If you prefer to start your meal with a soup, the Rasam is full of taste and definitely one of the best soups you will ever taste.

For main entrée, the Briryani Rice is a must, Prepared with exotic Basmati rice cooked to perfection with spices, buter, ginger, almond, raisins, cashews and coriander. This dish is served with your choice of Chicken, mutton, beef or vegetarian. The kothu string hoppers is a Sri Lanka specialty prepared with red rice flour noodles chopped and fried with eggs, green peppers, onions, and served with your choice of chicken, beef or mutton.

The restaurant is licensed and offers a large selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages including King Fisher a special imported Indian beer. For dessert, Madras Palace offers an assortment of authentic Indian favorites including the payasam and vattilappam.

Toronto by Night Journal at the service of Conventions and visitors since 1975 doesn't hesitate to award a definite 4-star rating to Madras Palace for achieving the highest value for your money. Do not let the inexpensive prices fool you, the quality is excellent and the plates are very generous.

The bottom line

Madras Palace
1249 Ellesmere Road
Scarborough, ON
Phone: (416)759-5400
Hours: Noon- 11PM on weekdays & Noon-Midnight on weekends
Rating : ****
Story & Photography by:
Joey the gourmet on the town , 12 years of experiencing the wonderful world of gastronomy in Canada, USA, Europe and Caribbean.
Special Contribution: K. Alfar SEPTEMBER/1992

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