• Chennai,  Restaurant Review

    Vegetarian meal in Dakshin Restaurant at Adyar Park

    After years, for lunch, I went to the Dakshin restaurant in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chamiers Road, Chennai. Dakshin is famous for serving South Indian delicacies from the four states, especially its lunch menu topped with a piping hot filter coffee. Apart from the food, the place is popular for the live music rendered by artists on a stage in the centre of the restaurant. The restaurant and the music performance have been immortalized in a scene in the Tamil film Singaaravelan (1992) starring Kamal Haasan and Kushboo. For the last few months, it is being rumoured that the Crowne Plaza Hotel premises has been sold to a realtor and…

  • Restaurant Review

    Tasty vada in Chennai-Bengaluru Highway

    Today evening, while driving to Bengaluru (Bangalore) from Chennai by Chennai-Bangalore Highway (National Highway 48, new number) after about two hours when I had covered about 90 km I was craving a snack and coffee. From my previous trips, I like the Hotel Aryaas which was another 60 km (comes after Vellore and before Ambur when travelling from Madras), but today I will be missing it as I was planning to take the Chittor-Kolar road to Bengaluru instead of continuing on NH48. I spotted a Murugan Idli restaurant in Kaveripakkam and tried their Vadai (வடை in Tamil) and a coffee – the Vada (a fried snack made from black gram…

  • Woolgathering

    Try this Camel Milk Chocolate

    After reading a post by a friend, I bought these #chocolates from #bigbasket. 🍫Amul Camel Milk Chocolate, made from 🐪 Milk – the texture is thicker than the usual chocolates and it melts in your mouth. Yes, it is an indulgence and not meant as a regular snack – it has high sugar content, but the taste is too good not to try once. 🍫#Amul also makes quality dark chocolates that have lesser sugar content, which the cooperative procures directly from cocoa farmers in the country. Amul is the founder and customer of India’s largest cocoa cooperative. #AmulChocolate Disclosure: I write reviews about restaurants and food items that I have…

  • Faith

    Sri Rama Navami 2022

    Sri Rama Navami: Hindu festival to celebrate God Sri Sita Ram’s birthday. ஸ்ரீ ராம நவமி 2022 வாழ்த்துக்கள். இன்று எங்கள் வீட்டுப் பூஜையில் வைத்த உணவுகள்: 🍽️ பானகம் 🍽️ நீர் மோர் 🍽️ பருப்பு நெய் சாதம் 🍽️ கோஸ்மல்லி (கேரட் பருப்பு உசிலி) அல்லது வடைப்பருப்பு (இதில் வடை எதுவும் கிடையாது) இதிலிருந்து நான் தெரிந்துக் கொண்டது, ஸ்ரீ கிருஷ்ணா ஜயந்தியை விட ஸ்ரீ ராம நவமி உணவு வகையில் எளிமையானது.  

  • Chennai,  Restaurant Review

    Fresh natural sugarcane juice for the summer

    Nothing beats freshly pressed sugarcane juice for relief during the Indian summer. This new shop in Ashok Nagar, Chennai serves hygenic, natural juice for just INR 25 (33 US cents) per cup. The conversation with the owner revealed that unlike his competition, he uses only fully ripened sugarcane shoots as they give the wholesome taste in the squeezed juice – after tasting a cup, I agree with him. The Google Maps location is here. #indiansummer #chennai #naturaljuice #sugarcanejuice