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I laugh when I hear my (North Indian) friends say we don’t get good Lassi’s when they visit Chennai. It is just that they don’t know where to look for. Stop! Don’t go to Sowcarpet, at Kakada Ramprasad, you only get the best Badam Milk, but that’s not what we are looking for today. The shop to get ‘real’ Lassi in Chennai is Bombay Lassi, located in a small lane (Barbar Agan Street, Ellis Road,…

Today, wife and I wanted to try out a (new) restaurant for dinner, one we hadn’t gone before. Driving down Nungambakkam High Road, I spotted this sign – “The Dhaba Estd 1986 Delhi” in Isphani Centre, that reminded me of a friend telling me this place was good and serving authentic Punjabi Bhōjana. The service was prompt, so was the ambience and the menu had reasonable variety. We went for a light dinner, which was…

Sathyam Cinemas (SPI Cinemas) in Chennai was a pioneer to bring a modern, luxurious cinema watching experience, serving a treat to our eyes and ears, they also ensured our tastebuds are not left behind. Their popcorns, coffee and snacks are legendary. Apart from this, their South India Vegetarian Restaurant – iD has been my favourite for years now. Every week after the Friday movies, it has become a custom for our friends’ group to eat…

In recent times, if you will find one restaurant that’s crowded throughout the day it will be the Sangeetha Restaurant at G.N.Chetty Road, T.Nagar near Panagal Park. The food here is good – tasty, has variety and clean. Today after my walk in the near-by Jeeva Park, I came to Sangeetha to quench my hunger. I went for a Chat Combo (seen below).  You got to eat a variety and in good portions too -…

This eatery is on the road leading to Vadapalani Murugan Temple when you come from Arcot Road, Chennai – the shop is opposite to a branch of Bank of Baroda in Palani Andavar Koil Street. Mithai Mandir, Vadapalani sells Gujarati, Rajasthani & North India meals, snacks, sweets and milk drinks. It is a small place (not tiny), with seating for about 20 people. Food is tasty, not too spicy, nothing extravagant and at a reasonable…