Jaikumar, a friend of mine invited me to lunch today. I agreed to go with one condition, take me to a restaurant in Chennai I haven’t been to and one that offers a cuisine that’s not Indian. He took me to Azulia restaurant in GRT Grand T.Nagar which serves Mediterranean cuisine. In the past I have tasted Lebanese cuisine which I liked so I was expecting to like the food here as well.


In Azulia, the interiors were little dated but ambiance was still nice. After a long table full of ladies left, we two were the only diners, not surprising as it was a working day lunch, not an ideal time for fine dining.

Since I was a vegetarian I played it safe by asking the restaurant staff to suggest me items from the menu to order. He suggested we go with a:

Tomato based soup,

Crete village (green) salad,

Humus with pita bread,

Borek Bel Jibneh (spring roll like vegetable stuffed item),

Yogurtlu Kebab,

Moroccan Vegetable Stew with broken wheat and

for desert Omali (bread soaked in milk with rose water)

The food tasted good, I liked it, I couldn’t vouch for the authenticity. The chef came out, greeted us and explained about their elaborate brunch buffet on Sunday’s. I should come here again, next time with my family!


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