The authentic taste of South

The authentic taste of South

The authentic taste of South

S A P Bhat

The SLV Corner in Basavanagudi, near Ramakrishna Ashram, is quite famous for all variety of South Indian food. Idli, vada, dosa, chow chow bath and a variety of rice preparations are some of the items listed on the menu of this small food joint.

The delicious kesari bath and the carrot halwa are customers’ favourites. The self-service corner is exclusively known for its soft idli-vada and chow chow bath. The joint also serves chaat items in the evening. This food junction is a big hit with the students of BMS, National, Jnanodaya and Jain Colleges. They love the food here as it’s reasonably priced and is good in quality.

“Though the store is always over-crowded, I am never delayed for my class. The service is so fast here that there is no need to wait for anything,” says Sandesh of BMS College of Engineering. “Being in the business for the past 36 years, our main motto is to serve quality food,” admits S A P Bhat, the owner. “Most of the customers come here regularly,” he adds.

SLV Corner was started in 1974 by S A P Bhat, who hailed from Kundapur. “I started it as a means of livelihood, later I became successful in this business,” he informs. He says there are no other branches elsewhere in the City. “Inspired by the success of our eatery, many joints have been using our name. But we have no connection with them,” he says.

The shop opens at 6 am and closes at 9.30 pm. It is over-crowded all the time as it is situated at a circle where five roads meet. Shrivatsa Bongale frequently visits the food junction and calls it his second home. “The idli-vada served here has a unique taste, which is somewhat addictive. They have maintained the same quality for the past many years,” he says.

“Recently Shivarajkumar came here to relish the food. And whenever he comes to Basavanagudi area, he never forgets to visit our place. Arjun Sarja had also come here once,” says Raghavendra, the manager. SLV also has another building right opposite to it, where North Indian dishes are served.