Cheap Eats 2013: Woodlands

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.
At Woodlands, the rice-lentil crepe called a dosa only takes about a minute to make. It's then filled with vegetables and happily torn apart at the table. Photograph by Matthew Worden.

Dosas—wonderfully thin lentil-flour crepes enfolding fillings such as spiced potatoes—are getting a higher profile. You’ll even find them among the lunch options at the Foggy Bottom Whole Foods. To sample the best, settle into these vegetarian cafes. The uttapams, which are thicker pancakes, are pretty great, too. And the weekend lunch buffet is a riot of vivid flavors and colors.

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