If you’re hankering for an Indian breakfast fill-me-up, Ananda Bhavan in Little India is a great option. It’s all vegetarian, and the “live” Appam (spelled as Appom by some) station is the highlight for me.
Hailing from Kerala (my mother’s birthplace), where most yummy south indian dishes originate from (or so I might biasedly say), this rice flour and coconut-based dish is normally eaten for breakfast.
Eat the Appam as soon as you get it – It’s fresh, hot, fluffy in the middle and crispy around the edges. I like to drown the Appam in coconut milk, so don’t be shy to ask for more milk if you need it.
One set at S$4.40 gives you two pieces, so you might want to share and order another classic Indian brekkie – Idly.
Made from a lentil and rice flour mix, these steamed goodies look like mini white pancakes and are light and easily digestible.
You get different kinds of chutney to eat Idly with – my favourites are coconut and tomato.
Idly is also commonly eaten with a veggie curry known as Sambar, so you get that here as well, piping hot.
If you still need a little extra, add on a Vadai or Samosa. Wash it all down with coffee, sugar on the side so you can adjust for sweetness.
You might walk out of there feeling full, but because everything is light and easily digestible, the feeling doesn’t last long so no sluggish post-indian food coma ahead.
Address: 58 Serangoon Road (check website for the other locations)
Contact: (65) 63965464