Category Archives: Food

Madurai Junction, Neelangarai

Very recently happened to see a post on social media about a restaurant called Madurai Junction, couldn’t wait to try! A friend and I had some work in Thiruvanmiyur and immediately decided to check this place out for lunch. Continue reading

Flavours of Vietnam, Benjarong

For quite sometime, I have been politely refusing invites from various PR Agencies to attend food festivals and blog about it, primarily because this space has become a bit too crowded, and the pleasure of interacting with the Chef, getting to know about the food, and patiently clicking pics before relishing the food is totally lost. When it is a personal invite from the Chef himself, there is NO reason to think twice! It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to try Vietnamese cuisine at Benjarong where Chef Ramkumar and Chef Nguyen Thi Nho from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, have together curated the menu for the food festival – ‘Flavours of Vietnam’. Four years ago, I have attended the very same food festival at Benjarong and blogged about it here. This time, I had a decent idea of what to expect. Continue reading

Jonah’s Bistro, Velachery

Suddenly it felt like quite a long time since we, as a family, went out for dinner. Immediately made up a plan for Saturday evening – a movie at Jazz cinemas, followed by dinner in one of the restaurants in the shopping mall. That was it, we were all set for the evening!
After the movie, we had a quick discussion among ourselves and decided to have dinner at Jonah’s goes to Japan, probably now just called ‘Jonah’s Bistro, Velachery’. I have been here before and have had a good experience, so I was quite sure everything was going to be okay. Continue reading

Evoke 2.0, Velachery

Until a couple of years ago, Velachery was a place with two extremes if you wanted to have a drink. It was either the five-star hotels like Park Hyatt and Westin or the local TASMACs until Diff 42 changed the scene. Since they were the only place in the mid-segment, I felt they went a bit too overboard with their rules. Now there’s another place in Velachery that aims to tap into this space. Decided to check it out, along with a friend of mine. Continue reading

Velu Family Restaurant, Nungambakkam

A pretty mediocre experience at Velu Family Restaurant on Valluvar Kottam High Road. Earlier, it used to be known as Velu Military Hotel, and used to be quite popular amoung our friends’ circles. Since it has been a while, a friend and I decided to try! Continue reading

Thoppu Varuval, Erode

This is the second or third time I am visiting a restaurant like this, quite popular in and around Salem and Erode. It is known by various names – Sattikari, Manpaanai samayal, Naattukozhi Unavagam, and so on. Saravana Naattukozhi Unavagam in Attur was the first time I experienced something like this. Continue reading

Gomathi Mess, Mandaveli

Finally had a chance to taste food at one of the oldest tiffin places in Chennai – Gomathi Mess in Mandaveli. I’ve been hearing about this place from a few foodie friends and decided to try it today, for breakfast. Continue reading

IRCTC Catering on Shatabdi Express from Coimbatore to Chennai

My travel on the Executive Class on Shatabdi Express from Chennai Central to Coimbatore Junction on 25th July 2018 left me with mixed emotions! I just felt like writing about it, and here it is ! Continue reading

Prems Graama Bhojanam, Anna Nagar

The name ‘Prems Graama Bhojanam’ needs no introduction in Chennai’s food scene. Right from the day they started, they have been only getting better and better, passionately serving their customers with ‘health quotient’ as their primary focus! An attempt to serve food that was the staple diet of our earlier generations has been very well received, amidst the growing footprint of ‘fast’ food. When I heard they opened another outlet at Anna Nagar, I couldn’t wait to try ! Continue reading

Kumarakom, Perungudi

Few things are just not meant to be, however hard you try to tweak the outcome! Continue reading