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Thursday, December 08, 2005


Ok, am back after a long break. The project which was eating my brains for quite sometime is over atlaaaast *heaves huge sigh*

Part 1
Now coming back to the topic, went to Murugan Idli Shop last night for dinner. Had to wait outside the restaurant for more than 20 minutes to get a table. As far as idli is concerned, it is just yet another tiffin for me and not a favourite one. Amma paNNinaaley I don't take more than 4. I've heard of the cliché "malligai poo madhiri idly", but believe me, MIS lives upto that phrase. Naaney neythikku 8 idlies saaptenna paathukongaLen :D (No eye putters pls :)) And the different 4 or 5 varities of chutney and tasty sambar they give....Man!!!! Sorgam. Our initial plan was to go to Subway, but thanks to one of our Idli loving Northie friend, who adam pidichified that we should go to MIS only. We had a great time hogging the delicious, spongy idli.

Idli Trivia (Courtesy : MIS table supervisor) - origination of the word is from two tamil words ittu + avi kaala pokkula it became IDLI it seems

Part 2
Went to Dhaba Express for lunch today :) This is the 2nd time am visiting that place in the past 2 weeks. During college days on our way to Pilani from Delhi, we used to have "N" number of Dhabas where we hate to eat. Again and again the same old butter naan, aaloo paratha, paneer butter masala, dhal makani-nu erichalaa irukkum. But after saying tata, bye bye to Pilani, Cenotaph Road Dhaba Express has been my favourite hangout. (Hmmm oru edatha vittutu vandha dhaney adhoda arumai theriyum)The kayathu kattil, stone tables and benches, two Punjabi guys with turbans resembling bandhini dhupattas playing Punjabi music, asli punjabi khana, the hot and tasty jilebis, need I say more? Tried out something called Golden Fried Baby Corn as a starter for the first time and it was damn good. And oru kind & sincere advice...pls do not even think of trying the Hot 'n Sour soup there. Kaadhula irundhu pogai vaRa aLavukku kaaram. For that matter ellaa soups-umey so-so dhaan. Hez adding some colourant which gives them a different look. Spent wonderful 2 hrs there and now back to office.

When I went there last time they played "Kajra Re" from Bunty aur Babli on the request of one of the diners and from then on am not able to get this beautiful song out of my mind. Never seen this song, but have heard that Aishwarya looks gorgeous and makes the Bachchans dance to her tunes.

Dhaba Express Trivia (Courtesy : A friend of mine) - Hearsay is that the owner/proprieter is from a remote village in Punjab who had also been a chef in one of the prestigious Oberoi hotels.

Now that am back to regular blogging and will be vetti for a few days till Christmas, will keep scribbling something else or the other :D


  • At 6:34 AM, Blogger Neha said…

    haiyya naan dhaan first-u!!! ensoi pannunga ponga!!!

  • At 9:07 PM, Blogger vee-jay said…

    breakfast anubavam miss ezhutha marandhuttaya?

  • At 10:49 PM, Blogger Jagan said…

    mis and dhaba va ? enge only bread and crap :-((

  • At 8:37 AM, Blogger Harish said…

    Welcome back....
    hmmm....ingae tables turned....aapu vekiraanga...:-(

  • At 12:39 PM, Blogger Katpadi Murali said…

    Nalla Iddly Sappittu Irukkengho. Amam, adhu enna Nalu Variety Chutney? Also, please let me know, Where is the MIS? as I am not in Chennai and would like to Visit the place in my next visit as your write up has tempted me now.

  • At 7:11 AM, Blogger Yours Truly said…

    @neha - Tankooo :D

    @vee-jay - Brkfast canteen-la. Adha pathi spl-a enna ezhudhardhu?? Romba yosichum oNNum thoNala :)

    @jagan - anga Indian restaurants ellam kedayaadhaa??

  • At 7:13 AM, Blogger Yours Truly said…

    @harish - don't worry.aapka number bhi aayegaa

    @murali - MIS is Murugan Idli Shop. Itz in T Nagar. 2 branches irukku in GN Chetty Rd and Usman Rd.

  • At 4:06 AM, Blogger Harish said…

    enakku pasikudhu! :(

  • At 7:23 AM, Blogger WA said…

    I am trying my best not to kann put, but its proving very difficult :) Only joking, will make it a point of going to MIS during my next trip.

  • At 11:21 PM, Anonymous vee-jay said…

    And KM, there are branches in Triplicane and Besant Nagar as well.

  • At 6:43 AM, Blogger Yours Truly said…

    @harish - saaptiyaa??

    @WA - hahaha! Tasty food and WA..I can very well understand :D

    @vee-jay - That was info for me as well!!

  • At 12:17 PM, Blogger narayanan said…

    ippadi ellam solli enga vayitherichala vilaikku vangatheengga. andha paavam ungala summa vidaadhu x-( :D


  • At 9:05 PM, Blogger Jagan said…

    indian restauranta r ther ..but cant go everyday . u need car to travel ard :)

  • At 1:05 AM, Blogger Yours Truly said…

    @ranganathan st - Neenga irukkra Vivekanandar Nagar:Muruganpatti-la idhellaam kedaikkadhaa? :-P

    @jagan - Namakku saapaadu dhaan mukkyam..pesaama oru car vaangidu ;-)


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