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Monday, November 21, 2005

Streetcar Named Desire

Been wanting to post on this for a while now and came across this in Teakadai

All junk food junkies and kayyendhi bhavan aficionados would have their personal favorites of their own streetcars named gastronomic-desire.

Mine starts from that Bhel Puri vandi in Saibaba Colony, Coimbatore. At Rs.3/5 per plate [1989-1993], you had value for money meeting taste. Magic! It was as unauthentic as it got, but who complains as long as it tastes great, eh?

There are two in Anna Nagar, Chennai.
One is Shankar Chat Bandar opposite Jessie Mosses school, where you get, in my not so humble opinion, the best chat in the country [that includes Delhi proper, Noida, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore].
The other, is the best place for breakfast in Chennai. Its located right opposite to Anna Tower. On a hungry "hung-over" morning, eating pongal vadai and poori masal is an experience in itself. The food is not only supremely tasty, its surprisingly hygienic too. Not to be missed at any cost.

It would be unfair not to mention Shankar Kadai in Bazaar Street, Ulsoor. It has sated my hunger many a morning and evening. Thank you, Shankar.


  • mylapore is filled with such shops selling wonderful south indian food, pichu pillai street mess etc,

    adyar pannak pona the chinese food takes over

    and how can we forget the beach?? angai bhajjis?? aduvum super

    nalaiku mazhai hopefully wont play spoil sport!!

    there is a chennai bloggers meet on 26th nov at 5 pm, in amtheyst,

    check kirubas blog for details

    By Blogger ada-paavi!!!!, at Mon Nov 21, 05:46:00 PM  

  • vatsan,
    haven't checked out the joints in Mylapore. Seems to be a realy hot place for foodies, reading the responses in the Teakadai post....

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Mon Nov 21, 09:44:00 PM  

  • mylapore is heaven for such small joints... check out my old post here

    By Blogger Nithya Swaminathan, at Tue Nov 22, 04:58:00 PM  

  • Nithya,
    Nice blog, that...
    Even as i'm typing this,there's a surge of kaiyendhi bhavanesque hunger in me.... I am escape!!!

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Tue Nov 22, 06:41:00 PM  

  • "It was as unauthentic as it got, but who complains as long as it tastes great, eh?"
    I used to love one such unauthentic bhel puri from a Kaiyendhi Bhavan near SIET bus stop.

    By Blogger Me too, at Wed Nov 23, 02:23:00 AM  

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