Appam Corner is a South Indian restaurant in DIP. Located in the RDK Building opposite the Nibras International School and the Dubai Investments HQ, its interior is dominated by two wooden arches on either side of the restaurant which serve as dining cubicles – interesting but I doubt it will win any design awards.
The restaurant was reeking from the smell of incense when my sister and I walked in for breakfast – reeking! The smell was so overpowering that we seriously considered leaving. The music was equally unbearable. I doubt many non-Indians would have stayed.
We ordered a masala dosa and an idli-vada dip to start followed by their signature chicken curry with uppams. Contrary to what our waiter told us, our dosa was huge. I think the chef made it special. His love must have extended to the amount of oil/ghee he used because it was extensive.
The idli and vada (and dosa for that matter) were let down by the sambar, which tasted bland. The chicken curry and uppams, however, were amazing and definitely the thing to order at this restaurant. For the rest, walk around the corner to Veg Hut.
Service is friendly, accommodating and fast even at 07:30 on a weekend morning. That said, unless you are a diehard uppam fan, I would consider the two immediate options on either side of Appam Corner, Puranmal on the left and the amazing Veg Hut on the right, rather than suffer through the overbearing smell of incense, horrible music and meh sambar once again.
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