Uthly is the perfect example of fusion food gone wrong.
We have all baulked at the idea of fusion food. But sometimes fusion food can be quite nice. On the other hand, it can also go terribly wrong. Just the idea of a Schezwan Dosa makes me shudder. So when I set out to taste South India’s answer to a healthy alternative to the burger at Bangalore restaurant Upsouth, in Koramangla, the 4.3-km journey was filled with anxiety.
Upsouth, whose focus is South Indian food, launched the Uthly (Uthappam, say hello to Idly) not too long ago, and I must admit even the name scared me.
For someone who enjoys her burgers only with meat and finds even vada pao unappetising, a South Indian version of a burger seemed a decidedly unattractive prospect. But hey, there are loads of people who love McDonald’s McAloo Tikki, so there obviously are takers for a vegetarian burger. And, so I bravely decided to set my biases aside, and unwrapped the Uthly.