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Murugan Idli Shop, Chennai – tasty idlis

18

Sep 2009

Murugan Idli Shop, Chennai – tasty idlis

An unexpected stop at a famous destination for idli fanatics. We went to Triplicane to do some last minute shopping for Eid. Once we were done with it, my wife, another obsessive Idli consumer, asked if we could have something to eat – Idlis maybe? Luckily we were on Triplicane High Road, home to the famous Ratna Cafe, famous for its vegetarian food especially the…

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Udipi Hotel

23

Aug 2009

Sambar, Vadai, Idli, Ratna Cafe, Rayar Cafe, Dosai, Madras – Flashback!

Whenever I read anything about Chennai’s (Madras) past, I just can’t think of how lucky I am to be from here! The fresh smell of filtered coffee, the yummy dosai vadai – idli, the beach, cinema etc., always turn me on and so it does to others too. So reading this article by Lakshmi Baliga for The Hindu gave me so much joy on knowing…

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17

Jun 2009

If you are in Chennai… do this!

The article below is by my friend Priya Subramanian. Some of her experiences in Chennai and places to visit. Very useful for people wanting to know more places they can shop, eat out etc. Enjoy! Last time while I was at Chennai, I totally went nuts on eating out, shopping and hanging out with my best-est-est friends. Many of my friends and family here in…

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Murthaba – Made in Koothanallur!

07

Apr 2009

Murthaba – Made in Koothanallur!

Not many know what “Muthaba” is. If you are from Tamil Nadu, Malaysia or  Singapore you would know. Murthaba is a very common dish in these parts especially with the Muslim community. The word is possibly derived from the word “Murtabak”. Generally it is a dish where meat/vegetables are stuffed into bread forms and cooked/baked. Many say it originated in India and was taken to…

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25

Feb 2009

Good food in Dubai – some nice hangouts!

Last night as usual our gang of Sadiq, Thowfiq a guest Ibrahim and me went out for dinner in Dubai. Without a thought we just went straight to our joint. It was the Reef Deira restaurant! You thought i was going to mention some glam restaurant? Most of the time when we are in Dubai and cannot decide where to go, the only choice is…

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