Aappakadai was started with the thought of introducing the taste and flavors of Aappam to Northern California, United States. Aappakadai was started with a small team of experienced chefs who are passionate about South Indian Chettinad Food. The recipes of Aappakadai come from the spice racks of the Grandmother. Traditionally fresh and hot home-made ‘Aappam’ were sold by Aappakadai as a breakfast dish in the streets of Chettinad.
‘Aappam’ is a specialty dish from the Chettinad, made of fermented rice flour. Traditionally Aappam is served with coconut milk. But Aappakadai serves Aappam with various Chettinad spicy dishes like Goat Paaya.
Aappam is most prevalent in Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka, and Kerala. Belonging to the Sangam period corresponding to between 100 BC and 100 AD. Aappam (or hoppers in English) first originated in South India. It is similar to a dosa (rice or lentil pancake). Originally, it was prepared from a batter newe of ground soaked rice and coconut milk. Aappam can be found throughout India sold at restaurants and street vendors known as hopper men. It is just something that seems to be a revolution in the food world.
My parents' 58th birthday was catered by AAPPAKADAI. We were desperate, and it was a last-minute call. They responded immediately, eager to assist. The staff was extremely friendly, professional, and approachable. The service was excellent. The food was exceptional and delicious, and there was enough food.John Spencer
AAPPAKADAI catered a birthday party for us. We ordered a two-course menu of starters and main courses; the food was freshly cooked and delicious, and the portions per person were very generous - the chicken tikka and kebabs were a big hit! We found the staff to be courteous, helpful, and professional.Excellent work, AAPPAKADAI.Matt Damon
AAPPAKADAI has some of the most authentic Indian curry I've ever tasted. I ordered the Malai Kofta with Garlic Naan. The food arrived quickly, and the service was excellent.Its a must try place.Emmanuel Adams
I've ordered from AAPPAKADAI two or three times before and enjoyed their tasty food. My 38th birthday was only 5 days away. I had planned to prepare the food myself, but as the guest list grew to more than 20, I decided to hire a BBQ chef. I remembered AAPPAKADAI has a catering service, but I was afraid they were already booked. I spoke with them, and thank God, he was able to work with my budget and accommodate me.Karl Williams
We discovered this lovely restaurant; the food is so fresh and of high quality that we returned twice in three days.The staff is a lot of fun, and the chicken in our dishes was excellent. I'm eager to return.Kenneth Cavitt
Awesome experience. We ordered veg thali and non veg thali and chicken 65. Nice proportions and very tasty food. Freshly prepared. The menu is very extensive with many varieties of biryani and curries. Can’t wait to try their biryani varieties! Excellent customer service too!!Jeya Narayanan
I'm not usually a fan of Indian food, but AAPPAKADAI has changed my mind. First and foremost, the staff is outstanding. Because our server was so considerate and attentive, we felt at ease and at home. The menu is extensive, and everything we ordered was delicious. The food was delicious. Definitely i will return.Gabriele Wecker
I have used dine-in as well as take out. It very nice restaurant and nice ambience. The owner of the restaurant is very welcome and they have a great customer service. I went after closing hours but they still took my order and got my food in 5 minutes. The food is tasty and price is very reasonable. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Well done, keep up the good work!Spoorthi N
The flavor was excellent, as was the presentation. Such attention to detail.The chefs who were busy cooking and preparing our meals came out to bring it to us and explain what was in it.I have nothing negative to say about the food or the atmosphere.10 on 10 for AAPPAKADAI.Leanna Langosh