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Today, while returning from Tirumala Tirupati to Chennai, I stopped for lunch at GRT Regency Hotel, Tiruttani. Considering the location, it appeared to be a fine hotel and their restaurant Amudham served a tasty meal and the service was good – I enjoyed the food. While entering the restaurant, I noticed they had a big banner advertising for Ragi Koozh (Finger Millet Porridge, called as கேழ்வரகு  கஞ்சி அல்லது கேப்பை கூழ் in Tamil).  Priced at Rs.99…

For the last few years, as the sheen has gone from Chennai’s favourite restaurant chain “Hotel Saravana Bhavan”, most of their eateries look deserted. In their place, there are quite a few contenders, but my favourite has been Sangeetha group of hotels. Near to my place, is Hotel Desi Mane Sangeetha in Ashok Nagar, Chennai (சங்கீதா’ஸ் தேசி மனே’ சைவ உணவகம், அசோக் நகர், சென்னை) and Sangeetha Veg Restaurant in T.Nagar, Chennai. In the past, I had…

Today, after my completing evening walk, I decided to treat myself to a liberal scoop of ice-cream. I went to IBACO, my favourite ice cream store and got a Balsamic Fig & Mascarpone. The salty cheese taste was out of this world. Super! A few years back, I did try with Homemade ice cream, which was way healthier, but nowhere close to this one in terms of taste and satisfaction.

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…

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…