It was my first time at Amma Veg. Kitchen: OK food, but the all-styrofoam plates, cups, etc. frankly ruined the whole meal and experience. My friend and I ate less, it actually made the food unappetizing. I think I ended up dumping about half of the food into the trash -- and could barely fit the contents in, there was so much styrofoam in the trash bin!
I haven't encountered so much styrofoam in many, many years. It was nauseating.
Please: We're in the 21st century now: Styrofoam is wasteful, tacky and (more importantly) dangerous. Here's a quotation from Wikipedia which gives an idea of the harm that it causes to the environment and peoples' health -- the risk increases when styrofoam touches hot food or liquid:
"The EPA and International Agency for Research on Cancer consider styrene a possible human carcinogen. The American National Bureau of Standards Center for Fire Research found 57 chemical by-products released during the combustion of expanded polystyrene foam. On July 1, 2015, New York City became the largest city in America to attempt to prohibit the sale, possession and distribution of single-use polystyrene foam"
Ama's is a vegetarian restaurant -- WHY would you serve your food on single use styrofoam, which is a potential carcinogen?? It makes no sense. For carry-out orders, fine: But not for those eating in your restaurant.
Finally, I've eaten at many Indian restaurants in the US and elsewhere, and have traveled on extended visits to India four times -- but I found the menu difficult to figure out. More pictures, please, together with verbal descriptions.
In any case, until Amma's reverts to normal cutlery (other than plastic!) and replaces the styrofoam serving platters and cups with ceramic or metal (similar to what most modest restaurants in India use!), I doubt if my friend and I will be returning to Amma's. A shame, as I would like to patronize more veg restaurants in Northern Virginia...
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