• Chennai

    Coffee flavoured Bread

    I like it when popular brands experiment. The centuries-old (Since 1903) baker in Chennai, the McRennett has introduced a new variety of bread. Called Rich Coffee with Walnuts, it is priced at INR 65 (USD 0.9) for a loaf. Made with refined wheat flour (Maida) and palm oil, it may not be having the healthiest ingredients, but it tastes different and is good. I had a few slices toasted and with cheese slices, they were yummy. Disclosure: I write reviews about restaurants and food items that I have tried myself. There were no sponsorship or advertisement, or commission of any sort involved in this post. #breakfastitems #newflavors #chennaifoodblogger #ரொட்டி

  • Restaurant Review,  Travel Review

    Hotel Lakshmi Prakash, Salem

    I am in Salem this week, and a friend recommended I visit the famous vegetarian restaurant, the Hotel Lakshmi Prakash (லக்ஷ்மி பிரகாஷ், சேலம்) in Brindavan Rd, Fairlands, Salem. Today we went to the hotel for dinner, which is in the busy market area of Salem for dinner and it was buzzing with customers, so we got a parcel and left to avoid the crowd. The ghee roast (முறுகல் நெய் தோசை) and the Rawa dosa (ரவா தோசை) were yummy, well worth the trip and the wait. The price was reasonable. Remember, when coming from the bypass to take the road below the bridge and not get on the flyover that goes…

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    Highway Vegetarian Restaurants from Chennai to Salem

    Today I travelled with a friend to Salem for a few days trip, we wanted to visit Gingee Fort ( செங்கிக் கோட்டை) on the way, so we opted for GST Road towards Ulundurpet, instead of the Bengaluru Highway via Krishnagiri. This post is about the few restaurants where we had food during the trip. Highway public facilities in India are better in recent years During my childhood days, travelling long distances by road meant preparing food in advance, packing them in banana leaves, and stopping under the shade of highway trees with mats spread out for the meal.  The food had to remain good for many hours even during the…

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    Listening to Chef Damu

    Listening in person to Chef Damu (Chef Dr K Damodaran) about his life journey was fascinating. Apart from the arduous work and his aspiration, I learned from his autobiography it was his ability to continuously upgrade his skills, reinvent himself that has been the reason for his success. It was a great inspiration. He had started his career as a trainee in Taj Mumbai, working the deep-freeze room, suffering cuts and bleeding, then after years of hard work became a chef; then he made a switch to be a vice-principal in a hotel management college, then promoted as a principal in another college, working hard to get his name in…

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    Dosai with Kadappa Chutney

    இன்றைய (காலை) நாஸ்தா, முறுகல் தோசையுடன் கும்பகோணம் கடப்பா சாம்பார், இரண்டும் வீட்டில் செய்தது. அரிது அரிது வீட்டில் முறுகள் தோசைக் கிடைப்பது அரிது, அதனிலும் அரிது கடப்பா சாம்பார் கிடைப்பது, அதனிலும் அரிது கடப்பா சரியாக, ஹோட்டல் சுவையில் வருவது. #breakfast #southindianfood #dosa #homecooked #தோசை #உணவு