September 08, 2006

Off the beaten track - Through the eyes of a Foodie

Not great places to impress clients, Not private enough for a rendezvous with a lover, No waiting for tables ( well mostly), Earnest service and Easy on the pocket ( not necc on the stomach)

Karthik Idli Stall- Near Nilgiris, Anna Nagar. The local version of Just around the corner- only similarity being it is located on a street corner - serves a delectable array of chutneys and wonderfully fluffy idlis. If the idlis are sold out then try the dosas- almost as good but definitely second choice.

??? Juice Shop- At the Petrol Bunk, near Pizza Hut, Nungambakkam. Run by a pleasant set of Keralites, they make a cool juice/ milk shake! What is more the quantity is also large ( they serve one and a half glass) almost always.

Abhinandan Restaurant- In Hotel/ Lodge Ashoka- Egmore- This one is a must for all Andhra meals lovers. A hygienic and wonderfully fulfilling meal ( only miss the omlette though). I am told their N. Indian food is also worth trying- this place is so crowded with Gujjus that it might be true.

Mathsya- Egmore again- A lovely Udipi joint , just recently redone, with table papermats that proclaim accolades from The Hindu. Must have Baajari Dosa with melt-in-the-mouth coconut- jaggery accompaniment

Krishna Boli Stall- Near Lakme Parlour, Velachery- Good for their idlis- all else avoid.

Khaana Khazana- On Elliots Beach road, a far cry from Sanjeev Kappor's. When you are lazy and feeling like a romantic drive by the beach- a quick fix dinner of stuffed parathas on the footpath.

Any other suggestions of less known but must be tasted eateries in Chennai?

8 comments:

itchingtowrite said...

juice shop & khaana khazaana seems to be a must try!! thanx

Balaji said...

Khana Khazaana is authentic North Indian Joint...Great food...especially late in the beach..is great...

Hip Grandma said...

I'll try out krishna boli stall when i next visit madras.what abt some good place in T nagar?we're tired of Geetha Cafe.The place near Karpagambal temple in Mylapore,I forget the name is very good.reminds me of old times.

prakash said...

Sanjeevanam is a restaurant, with food (apparently) based on ayurvedic concepts. Google to get the address, it is in 3 locations--Mugapair, Nungambakkam and Gandhi Nagar.

Had the Rs. 100 'Rajakeeyam' lunch there a couple times. Not the mouth watering type of food, but pretty good. And they serve food in a specific order, different experience.

The Visitor said...

How is Murugan Idli shop? Routine stuff or anything special. The Madurai guys swear by it.

And the Pazhamuthir Nilayam (Adyar/Besant nagar/Indra nagar)- the coimbatore guys swear by it.

artnavy said...

Pl check out the Part II post on this

Kalpana said...

Stuck here. First, atleast need to move out to one of these restaurants.

sumi said...

Bellaciao, an italian resto in Kottivakkam (its expensive though) is a great place.