Chennai Restaurant Review

My dinner through Swiggy

Of the three major food ordering apps (Zomato, Uber Eats, Swiggy) that are available in Chennai, I often use Swiggy as I like their prompt service and the discount offers. Recently I signed up for Rs.99 to their super subscription plan for 3 months that offers free delivery and no surge pricing, quite happy.

My common order will be in the evenings for a cup of “Dum Chai” (Tea) from Chai Kings for Rs.99. Their special packaging in a paper flask surprisingly keeps the Chai, piping hot, for several minutes after delivery and the portion is adequate for two people for a satisfying drink.

Dum Chai from Chai Kings through Swiggy
Dum Chai (Tea) from Chai Kings through Swiggy

Today, the wife was away, so I had to order me dinner. I decided to go for Chinese food from a restaurant I like a lot for the quality of food they serve, Pumpkin Tales in Alwarpet. I went with “Veg Mee Goreng” (Noodles, Potato, Peas, Cabbage, Tomato, Tofu and Spices), of course, the Mee Goreng you get in Singapore tastes better, and, a plate of “Veg sausage and pepper medley” which was mixed vegetables and pieces of soya bread. Both taste good, was mildly spicy and was satisfying. The food was packaged in environment-friendly paper boxes and even came with a wet hand wipe, how thoughtful of pumpkin tales! The food at about Rs.350 for each dish is not cheap, but are highly recommended!

(On the left) "Veg sausage and pepper medley" and (On the right) "Veg Mee Goreng" from Pumpkin Tales
(On the left) “Veg sausage and pepper medley” and (On the right) “Veg Mee Goreng” from Pumpkin Tales

While on the subject, a few months ago, was the last time I had ordered Chinese food through Swiggy. It was from Red Box, Ashok Nagar, Chennai. The food was good, a bit too spicy for my liking.

(Clockwise from left) Veg Chilli Garlic Noodles with Kung Pao Paneer, Veg Fried Rice with schezwan cauliflower, and, Thai Lettuce Salad. 
(Clockwise from left) Veg Chilli Garlic Noodles with Kung Pao Paneer, Veg Fried Rice with schezwan cauliflower, and, Thai Lettuce Salad. 

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