Respond to Review of Govinda's Vegetarian Buffet
Review: My family and friends were visiting our friend at the University. Since it was our first visit to Eugene I looked up this website and found Govinda's - we are all vegetarian except one. We were all pleasantly surprised by our meal. The veggies in the salad section were very fresh and varied - beets, sprouts, olives, on top of the usual fare of lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes. The highlight, however, was the salad dressings! There were 2 in particular, almond and sesame, which were so tasty. The very friendly owner was nice enough to share the recipe to both. The hot section had few choices. I was the only one who took the greens and potato dish (I love greens and gave the potatoes to my 2 year-old). There was also brown and white rice, excellent dal and sambar, and to our delight, idli! It is my daughter's favorite food and was fresh off the steamer. There was also a coconut milk sauce which was a little bland but fresh. There were 3 homemade chutneys, coconut, plum and tamarind which tasted authentic and fresh. The desert was a mix of 2 halvas, banana and almond, and we all relished it. We all loved our meal and felt good afterwards. The food was simple, fresh and tasty. The restaurant was clean and simple. The service was prompt and friendly; the owner answered all questions patiently and was happy to talk about his food and passion. I highly recommend Govinda's!