Vancouver has no shortage of North Indian lunch buffets, but now there's one for those who prefer South Indian food.
Muraleeswary Mariyadas, a.k.a. Ms. Muralee, began offering her lunch buffet last week at Chutney Villa (147 East Broadway) for $14.99.
It includes fish and vegetable appetizers, three vegetable curries, fish and chicken curry, roti, and dessert.
"This is my dream," Ms. Muralee told the Straight. "I've always wanted to do the buffet."
The Sri Lankan-born Ms. Muralee has owned the popular South Asian restaurant for 15 years.
Chutney Villa also offers large lunch boxes for takeout for $11.99, featuring rice, salad, dhal, dessert, and a curry dish. Smaller lunch boxes without the dhal can be purchased for $9.99.
And for groups who can't make it there for tasty oopuma and other treats, it's also possible to order free delivery of 10 lunch boxes or more if this is done 24 hours in advance.More