I’m quite sure that most of you are well aware of this place and some of you probably obsess as much as we do, still I feel there needs to be a dedicated thread to this place because it is monumental. Surely the followers of J Gold have tried it.
For people who live in LA proper, going to Artesia anywhere remotely close to regularly is out of the question. All of the other options that at least I’ve explored don’t come close to delivering what Mayura does.
What is unique about it is that they focus on where they’re from, Kerala and it’s something like the only true Kerala place in all of California (unconfirmed). Padmini goes home quite often and apparently still brings in bags of spices and curry leaves.
Kerala cuisine is mostly vegetarian with a great fish curry and loads and loads of breads. Bright flavor that are spiced in a different way to the rest of India. Dosas, Appam, Uthappam etc are great for mopping up curries and sambar. They do however offer meat dishes as well. Huge fan of the buffet here. Tandoor is running on charcoal so the chicken comes out nicely smoky, they use this chicken for curries, which makes it twice as good.
Been going for 5 years now and since we’re going back today I wanted to see what you all think of it and it hasn’t really featured here yet. Let’s see if anyone knows a better place that I can explore locally.