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SMCA Durga Puja Pandal, Besant Nagar

South Madras Cultural Association is hosting the 40th year of Durga Puja celebrations, something that has only gotten better over the years, I was told. The place is located right opposite to the Besant Nagar Bus Terminus. The festivities/Mela starts from 7PM in the evening, while the Puja celebrations go on pretty much the whole day! Continue reading

Street Food Scene at Ellis Road

A very underrated place in food circles. Located right behind Devi Cinemas, we were surprised to see this street so crowded at 1 AM. We were told, on weekends, the place buzzes with activity until 4AM before they call it a day! We visited on a Saturday night and it definitely looked nowhere close to shutting down around 1AM. There were a few stalls close to each other continuously dishing out food, trying to strike a balance between demand vs supply, quite impressively! Continue reading

Krishna Restaurant, New Woodlands Hotel

Krishna Restaurant in New Woodlands Hotel is one of the few places in Chennai which still retains the old-world charm, reminds you of the nice feeling of having visited it with parents as a kid. Some of the other similar places which bring back pleasant memories are Hotel Palmgrove, Hotel Maris, Hotel Ashoka, to name a few! I’ve been here a few times and it has been pretty much the same always, good food and service. Continue reading

Masaledaar Firangi Tadka, Velachery

Masaledaar Firangi Tadka recently opened their outlet in Velachery. I remember hearing about their Nungambakkam branch in food circles, and was quite glad when they opened in Velachery. I was waiting for an opportunity to visit and today a friend and I made up a quick plan to eat lunch here. Continue reading

Pappa Roti, Velachery

This is not quite worthy of being called a review as I barely sampled one standard offering from them. I’ve been seeing absolutely tempting pics of the bun that Pappa Roti serves, so was quite curious to see what the fad was all about ! Continue reading

Wok Monk, Anna Nagar

My 500th blog post couldn’t have been written for a better place than this! Wok Monk in Anna Nagar, wonderful Pan-Asian food I’ve had in recent times. They’re opening doors to public today! I was there yesterday with family to try some of their dishes during the soft-launch, as recommended by some close friends in food circles. Continue reading

Kapao Dos, Egmore

Kapao Dos, the name got me interested! After a quick investigation, found out that they served a bit of everything – American, Chinese, Italian, Asian! Decided to try! Planned a quick lunch with a friend right away. Continue reading

Madurai Kumar Mess, T. Nagar

After an average experience at Madurai Kumar Mess long ago when it opened next to Laksman-Sruthi near Vadapalani signal, never been motivated enough to go back there. However yesterday decided to check out their T. Nagar branch with a friend for a late dinner. Continue reading

Fromage, MRC Nagar, Chennai

Fromage, is French for ‘Cheese’. It was no surprise that there was a lot of cheese in the food, a wonderful Wedding Anniversary dinner with family! Continue reading

Mango Tree, Nungambakkam

Mango Tree, and Chettinadu food? This was the first reaction when I was invited by a friend for lunch. It took me quite by surprise as the name was quite deceptive! Continue reading