Homely Dosa varieties

In the past, I have written about two places in Chennai, “Seena Bhai 1977 Dosa Centre” & “Tosai, Ashok Nagar“, where you can get tasty dosa varieties at ordinary prices. I would like to add to that list, this roadside eatery (in a mobile stand) called “Sri Bharathi Evening Tiffin Centre” (ஸ்ரீ பாரதி ஈவினிங் டிபன் சென்டர் ).  The stand is in West Mambalam area, at the intersection of Vinayagam Street and Vivekanandapuram First Street, Google Map location. The stand is open only for a few hours from 5:30 PM every…

Dosa Polymorphism at Tosai

About a year back, this restaurant “Tosai” opened in Ashok Nagar (Chennai). They make nearly a hundred variety of dosas – most of them variations in the toppings, just like an American pizza. They reminded me of Seena Bhai 1977 Dosa Centre that I visited two years ago. Tosai is in the outdoors, you need to stand out and eat your food, with a few seats available on a side bench. It is a small but efficient and clean setup. The billing clerk was friendly and both the time I…

South Indian Thali at the Tiffin Centre, Bengaluru Airport

I am not a fan of the Kempegoda International Airport, Bengaluru, I have never been to their International terminal, so my experiences are with the Domestic Terminal – I feel it is always crowded and too small for the amount of traffic that it handles. If there is one thing I like in the place, it will be the MTC (Malgudi Tiffin Centre) Restaurant situated opposite Gate #2, they serve some amazing food, provided you have the time and patience to sit down and enjoy their service. A few years…

Mylapore Club and Thattu Idli

Thatu Idli

The restaurant inside the Mylapore club serves good-tasting South Indian Vegetarian food. One of their speciality is the Thattu Idli (தட்டு இட்லி), literal meaning will be  ‘Plate shaped steamed rice cake’. It is actually a larger sized regular Idli served with the usual condiments like Tomato Chutney, Coconut Chutney & Sambar. It is a healthy & tasty evening snack!

Fabindia and Fabcafe, Chennai

Fabindia is known for their traditional products, fashion and food items which are high-quality and accordingly priced. I like their body-care products and for many years I used to buy body wash and shampoos from them until I found Khadi Natural who had products which were SLS and Paraben free. Still, I am a regular to Fabindia to buy  ‘pure’ honey (the consistently best one I could find in Chennai) and cotton shirts – even last week I bought two short kurtas (Rs.990 each) as a gift to a visiting…