I love thosai. Plain thosai with sambar and chutneys. I used to go to Saravanaa Bhavan because it is open until quite late in the evenings, but recently I walked further along Syed Alwi Road (no. 81, opposite the newest wing of Mustafa's Shopping Centre) and came upon Murugan Idli Shop. The menu is smaller, and their shop signage has a cute logo of a plate of steaming idlis. Their website is just as cute, and they have branches on Race Course Road and Rowell Road.
My thosai was delicious. Crispy and fluffy-soft inside. The sambar of curried lentils was thick and homely. They serve 4 types of chutneys: from left, coconut, tomato, mint and coriander. I enjoyed them all but finished the tomato and coriander ones first which means they are my favourite, the server was attentive and offered more chutneys without prompting. The vadai was not bad either, but I should just have ordered another thosai. They open till 11 pm too, very handy for a light vegetarian supper.