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  • Where is the spicy sir? Jul 30, 2009

    Why havent anyone reviewed this place yet? This has been an age old place in Chennai, i remember gettin into once, seeing the menu that has no veggie items, i walked out, m guessin this was some 4 5 yrs bak. This place is quite popular but somehow these fine dining Andhra restaurants don work out in Chennai. The best is to have them in a proper local Andhra Mess!

    I went in today again, and i was surprised to see a veg meal, and that was the only veg option available during lunch, There is a lot of tiffun items (andhra specials like pesarattu) that we Chennaites (where there are many pure veggies and eggetarians) wud love to try out. But y be stingy and have it only for dinner? i dont understand such restaurants i say :)

    Anyways i saw the pappu podi , gongra chutney and the mandatory on the table, so went in for a meal and some egg poriyal. The service was very bad, the waiter was restless for us to get out i dono y, this is a fine dining kinda place not a sarvana bhavan! The food was less than average, sambar and rasam tasted alike, pappu podi was nothin unique than the ones we make at home, the side dishes were ok, there was an okra gravy, kovakai curry, dal with spinach and some ginger chutney. The best part was the vadam and appalam with the podi they filled my tummy! Otherwise there was a sweet (badusha?) served with the banana and pan after the lunch was done, which had a quality that of a road-side stall.

    The funny part is the guy brought us an omelete wen we had ordered a poriyal. He strictly warned us that it will be spicy, like we dono andhra food shud b spicy, but he did his job to ensure us bout eating authentic andhra egg poriyal. But hell no, it was less spicier than any egg podimas/burji i ve ever had, in fact it was close to a continental egg scrabble without any salt or spice! Oh yea, they think they serve spicy food, and they don serve anything to drink except coke and sprite in bottles that look like they were manufactured a decade ago! That really took me by surprise!

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