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Of the three major food ordering apps (Zomato, Uber Eats, Swiggy) that are available in Chennai, I often use Swiggy as I like their prompt service and the discount offers. Recently I signed up for Rs.99 to their super subscription plan for 3 months that offers free delivery and no surge pricing, quite happy. My common order will be in the evenings for a cup of “Dum Chai” (Tea) from Chai Kings for Rs.99. Their special packaging in a paper flask surprisingly keeps the Chai, piping hot, for several minutes after delivery and the portion is adequate for two people…

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 per cup, they had listed ten health benefits for the same. Reading the list it felt like, if you needed to drink a miracle cure,…

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 written about having a Herbal cooler in the former and a Chat Combo at the latter. Today, I had a ‘lite’ tasty dinner of a…

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 Map location. The stand is open only for a few hours from 5:30 PM every day (closed on Sundays). The stand is manned by a…