Apey Kade

19662 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356
818-609-7683
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Photo: James Gordon

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  • Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tue.-Thu., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • $
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Apey Kade in Tarzana serves the kind of food that’s normally found only in Sri Lanka and Southern India. This is the food of the Tamils, a major ethnic group in Southern India and the descendants of the same Ceylon Tamils who first migrated to the island. Dosas, curries and rice are the focal point of most meals. But the menu also boasts less common delicacies like string hoppers, the tiny bird’s nests of vermicelli that resemble Vietnamese banh hoi. There’s also egg hoppers — known as appam in Southern India — which are an entirely different species of food: rice-batter crepes, shaped like a bowl, with an egg dropped inside to fry on one side. Curries take center stage for most meals, sometimes alongside string hoppers, often simply served with rice, nearly always offered with light Sri Lankan papadum crackers.

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