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From South India with love – The Dosa Hut

Not far from Place Gambetta, is a small cheerful, colourful store window. On sunny days, there are 2 bright tables on the sidewalk. The sign “Dosa Hut” is visible on the glass door and window, against the colours of the Indian flag. T. Alan, (who prefers to be called Alan) owns the place with his wife Jerina, and has quite the story.

Author: Ujwala Samant

Born in Sri Lanka, raised in India, then returned to Sri Lanka and migrated to Bordeaux in 2007. And we’re thankful for that. Trained in the culinary arts in Chennai, he worked at the Taj Group of hotels in India and Sri Lanka and then worked here at the grand Hotel, and Chateau Smith as a chef. Getting to and from work at Chateau Smith on a scooter proved challenging so he went to work for the restaurant Vinayaka. This March, he decided to start his own restaurant – The Dosa Hut. And again, we’re thankful for that because south Indian food is hard to come by even in places known for Indian food.

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