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601-The Park

601-The Park

601, the 24 hour coffee shop at THE PARK has had a history of fluctuating reviews and opinions, but on the Sunday that I landed there, I caught them on their good days I guess, as I was taken through a wonderful food experience. 4 adults and 1 kid we were, extremely hungry as we were heading for a late lunch at about 4 PM! We were seated with no hassles and ordered some fresh orange juice to start our meal. We skipped the starters and headed straight to the main course and ordered a barrage of sea food stuff- boiled lobster, roasted salmon, grilled tiger prawns with crab cakes, fish n chips, one kids meal- fried fish, and one land animal- tenderloin steak! The lobster was shown to us and at 515 grams, was the perfect size for meal that was not too expensive, I am not particularly in favor of lobsters greater than 1 kg in size! This lobster was boiled to the PERFECT consistency and flavor- some great lemon garlic and cheese, and this is definitely among the best lobsters I have e

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Chin Chin

Chin Chin

This is a very old restaurant at THE RESIDENCY hotel in T Nagar. A pretty neat place with a dedicated fan following till a few years when the quality dwindled and then the whole hotel was renovated! 4 of us decided on a rendezvous with Chin Chin and what a surprise it turned out to be! The place looks smaller than the old restaurant, but elegantly decorated, though they could have done much better, considering the whole hotel underwent renovation. The tables were too close to each other and we were lucky to be at the top end, otherwise except for the family tables, privacy is a compromise! We are talking about good food and not 'authentic' Chinese, so please do not expect the review to be based on authenticity, but just good Indo-Chinese fare! We started of 1/2 portion each of Hot n Sour soup and Sweet corn chicken soup and both were fabulous! The starters included a portion each of dragon chicken, phuket fish and crispy fried lamb. The chicken was great, cooked to perfecti

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Dosa Calling

Dosa Calling

Dosa Calling, a south Indian vegetarian outlet, has had be wanting to get there for a long time, and when the wife and me were both hungry and it was right across the road on which we were driving, we obviously could not resist it! Wife is not a great eater, which means that between the two of us, we ordered only 3 dosas and 1 vada, of which I ate two dosas and the vada, so the review is limited to these foods! The oriental dosa which I ordered was nothing to boast about, but a decent dish by any standards-tasty, filling and hint of home food. The regular masala dosa that the wife ordered, but just that- a regular masala dosa, again, tasty, filling and a hint of home food! But one dish where you do not want the hint of home food is in a paper roast, you really want it crisp and crunchy, but DC (as this joint promotes itself) went a tad further and made it like a home dosa, soft, soggy with no hint of anything near crisp paper, and I made sure I wrote it down on their feed back form

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Thatukada

Thatukada

The Chennai market for Kerala cuisine is heating up with the entry of Thatukada, from the same group that already owns Ente keralam! The segment is entirely different with Thatukada serving entirely what seems to be Keralite Street food! Having heard wonderful news about the place, 4 of us hunted it down in the Planet Yumm at the Spencers and found place in the restaurant's dedicated seating area. No ambiance to talk about, this is street kind of food with a 3 star price and found (at least to date) only in food courts! We ordered Parota with chicken gravy, egg masala and koli porichadhu, 2 idiyappams and some extra parota. The dishes are all served with either 2 parotas or 2 idiyappams! The chicken gravy was heavenly and the chicken porichadhu was drenched in coconut oil giving it fantastic fragrance and taste! The egg masala was very average and the idiyappams were equally average! But the wonderful and soft Malabar parotas more than make up for it! We ordered two more set

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Zaras-Spanish Tapas Bar

An upmarket pub located in central Chennai, Zara's has carved a niche for itself in the Chennai Pub Scene. A wonderful ambiance, complete with salsa and latin american dance style music welcomes you with both arms! While not a pub in the real sense, this place is better described as a resto bar, specializing in Tapas (Spanish for finger food, or food before drinks, or........you get the picture) Having been to Spain and having eaten Tapas there, I did not really expect to see 'authenticity' in their food, however, they are as close as the Chennai market would allow them to be! The place is not restricted to tapas and you get a wide variety of main courses too. The bottom line is, authentic or not, this place serves some great food in a wonderful pub ambiance! Music is nice, tables and services wonderful and the crowd, pretty pleasing! There was a time when 6 of us ordered 18 portions of different tapas and 6 main courses- food is that good and not necessarily heavy! While

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Tandoori Thadaka

Tandoori Thadaka

Another kebab outlet in town, this place really does pack a punch. After deciding not to take the 45 minute at the other new place, Cave restaurant, the three of us headed here at 9 PM, park our cars and get onto the restaurant located on the first floor. A brand new ambiance greets us, complete with lighted tables, a buffet spread, bright location and brimming waiters! We were asked if we wanted the buffet priced at Rs 275 or 'a la karte' and we chose the latter as we wanted to try out a few things at this place. We were given a 'welcome drink' that tasted like a drop of pineapple syrup in a glass of water and we we thought that this is another fancy place with average food. After ordering mango lassi that tasted like great lassi, but with no hint of mango, I call the guy, who appears to be the owner or the guy in charge and tell him that I wanted mango lassi. He comes back in a minute and told me that the mangoes were 'too ripe' to make lassi with and t

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The Farm- OMR

I was at the farm sometime ago!!! And then I got all busy and like some might have noted, I disappeared to another country!!!! I soon plan to have an International Food Blog as well, but, thats for later. Now I do not remember all the individual dishes I ate there, HOWEVER, I very well remember that we had a WONDERFUL time. Its a great place to go either as a group or, like quite a few people seemed to have noticed, to take your date (provided both are willing to eat well). The tour of the farm was nice. The first lake was nice to sit by and the second one (with no water in it) exited a film maker in our gang! You can take your cricket bat there or badminton or anything of your choice, play n sweat it out, work up the appetite and get back to eat. The place is open from 5 PM to 11 PM. So to make the most of it, head in early. Hospitality is unbelievable. The whole experience is like going to some kind of a wedding and being attended to personally! You can eat your first course, wal

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Moon Raker's

A simple ground+2, shack near the beach is all you can describe this place! With wonderful sea breeze and seafood grill with beer, this is all you might want for a Saturday night dinner or a lazy Sunday lunch if you are in Mahabs for a weekend get away or if you are willing to drive all the way for such a combination! 6 of us (1 poor vegetarian was sorry, shocked and was probably kicking himself for joining us, what with us tearing apart whole grilled stuff. We warned him ahead though, but he chose to accompany us) So for the remaining 5, we ordered one LARGE POMPFRET, one Medium Lobster, 1 Portion of Tiger Prawns, 10 Parathas, 2 egg fried rice and one chilly chicken. The large fish was LAAAARRRGGEE!!!!! About, 1 foot long and priced at Rs 800. We asked for the usual 'home' masala, which was smeared fully on the fish and the whole fish was grilled! Ditto with the Lobster and the Tiger Prawns, which were priced at Rs 350 and Rs 450 (for 2 pieces) respectively! All of them tas

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Karma Cafe

A nice cosy place on St Mary's road, this places serves up something like comfort fast foods!!! A rare breed indeed, this tiny place,which can seat only about 10 people, serves great sandwiches and superb desserts and some other eats too. Amongst the food, their sandwiches win hands down. The redemption sandwich which has 3 different types of chicken in it with generous amounts of mayo and veggies is a great order if you're hungry. While the grilled chicken and bbq chicken sandwiches are not bad, the au gratin sandwich is a great find for the herbivores! The pastas and the risottos are alright,but a couple of them, the risotto arabiana for the spicy generation and the pasta bologonese can pass off as decent ones.I have not tried their burgers yet, but I was told that they are alright too. They serve desserts from Sinful and they are something to die for. The German chocolate cake is a sensational cake while the cheese cake is awesome too. The tiramisu is delightful and most

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Sandy's Chocolate Factory

Ok, Not much to write about as I only tasted two dishes as we were kinda full...... But going by what we had, this place could turn out to be a stunner, expensive one at that. We had something called the HappyJack. It is a chocolate concoction with (amongst a lot of other things), peanut butter, cream and yes, you guessed it, loads of chocolate. It is served with a test tube (yes) of chocolate sauce and two YUMMY YUMMY chocolate cookies!!!! And then the chocolate fondue. I did think that the portion of chocolate on the fondue was kind of small, but it was almost enough to dip 5 decent sized portions of bread, about 10 pieces of green apple cubes, another 10 pieces of chocolate brownie and a few pieces of sliced banana. It is served (like any other fondue) on fire and then he comes and pours a shot of vodka on top, which creates short span of fire right on top of the chocolate (guess the vodka evaporates in no time) as the fire dies out pretty quickly!! And the dip tastes like heave

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Ente Keralam

Searching for either Thai or Kerala food, we set out on a Sat evening, trying to get a seat in a decent restaurant. With Benjarong having a waiting time of 1 hour, we roamed around and finally managed to get a seat at Ente Keralam. Not really in a mood for big spending, we told ourselves that the pricing on the menu looks fine and that we should be able to eat well and not have our banks crying out loud! The ambiance was inviting. Tables were arranged well, and with it being a house, there were pockets of places where you have adequate privacy. We were shown our table which was the only one in that small landing area of the stairs on the first floor. We were amused to find a 'Maami' kind of lady making hot hot aapams (for the ignorant ones, aapam is a kind of rice pancake with a soft centre and crisp edges)right next to our table! Then we sat debating what to eat and we saw something called the 'Silver Platter' priced at Rs 685 right on top of the Starters page. We ca

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Mouthful

A pretty unassuming restaurant, located quietly in small bylane in T.Nagar, Mouthful does conjure up some mouth watering exotic dishes without burning deep holes in your pocket. As you enter the restaurant, almost nothing catches your eye. A small ice cream stall outside, a tandoor counter and a few people waiting are all part of most restaurants today. A pleasant waiter seats and presents the not so outstanding looking menu and looks at you till you politely remind him that you do not know the menu by heart and that you need sometime to make your choice. Open the menu and BANG. Quite a few 'exotic' names come up. The Raan being one of them. There are a couple of other restaurants in the city that serve pretty good raan, but I have not seen any of them offer a choice of marinades. Most restaurants marinate one piece of the leg piece (a lamb's leg piece mind you) and hope that they sell off, so if some one has ordered a raan, then you have to try your luck the next time.

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Club House @ Taj Mount Road

Club House @ Taj Mount Road

A wonderful new building is what first strikes you when you enter the Taj Mount Road. Unstained glasses, a fresh feeling, new couches in a variety of shapes, an unique reception behind glass tabs are some of the things that catch your eye! Having spent the new year's eve here, these things were not new to me. But the wonderful evening that I had at the Kefe, the roof top restaurant here, was definitely on my mind. And expectations were high when I entered the coffee shop, Club House- European Cuisine with an Asian Twist! Club house has the coffee shop feel to it, no doubt. But as we walked in and stood there, we were unattended to! Totally! I had to call one of the waiters for him to actually notice that I was looking for a table for 4. Well, I was unhappy with the table that was alloted to me, and so, requested for another table, which was promptly given. The tables were placed a little too close to each other, so privacy is a premium here, except at a few 'strategic'

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Kefe-Taj Mount Road

If you want to propose to somebody, or add some kick into your marriage, here is a place to head to! A beautiful pool, a pool side bar, very very well done lighting and cool breeze! The small inside setting is well lit and has this European decor to it, but the pool side is the better half of this resto. I must say that this was one of the best eating experiences of my life (US included)! The food, the ambiance and the services were simply out standing. I know this is a new hotel, but i hope the service stays this way! The menu was a set 6 course Greek Moroccan Lebonese meal with unlimited mocktails and pita bread. As usual we stuffed ourselves with the wonderful pita bread, though the waiter warned us that we will be full by the end of the meal, and by the time the main course arrived, we were pretty stuffed. We took a nice long walk and came back to have the main course. The pita bread was baked to perfection and served with herbed mayo, plain mayo, onions in vinegar, green olives

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