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Review: This restaurant is now connected to the non-veg 'Annapurna' next door, which is where the owner tried to seat me when he first noticed that I was there (around 10 minutes after I'd arrived). I waited for almost half an hour before anyone came to serve me (and would have left, except I'd unfortunately begun chatting to the only other couple in the restaurant, who claimed to be friends of the owner). The atmosphere was nil, the service between lacklustre and non-existent, so I thought 'Surely the food must be good, since there are customers here!' The 'utthapam' I ordered (which, at 70 baht, was not cheap) had the texture and flavour of a lump of fried dough; the 'sambar' tasted like a bowl of super-salty brine; and the orange and green 'chutney' both tasted like dessicated coconut with water added. The biggest mystery I've encountered in my two months in Asia is how this diner, which is surrounded by competing eateries, remains afloat. Would not patronise this venue again if my life depended on it.