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Habanero 2.0 – a real Mexican treat!! 

​Habanero, the ultimate destination for Mexican food. Tacos and Nachos are what comes to mind when we think of Mexican food but there is so much more to it. The important pillars of this cuisine are Corn, guacamole, tomatoes, Black beans and Chilly pepper. There are about 100 varieties of chillies, with heat levels ranging from mild to very hot, used in the cuisine. Habanero’s menu is a cheerful mix of authentic Mexican Tex-Mex and the Americanized cuisine. We were in for a treat, read on..

We ordered classic margarita for drinks and they were made to perfection. read more

Get stuffed at The Right Place, The Residency.

Parantha. Paratha. Parauntha, Parota, barotta. No matter how you say it, paranthas have been an Indian breakfast staple since like, forever. They’re called Palata in Burma and farata in the Maldives. But all of us can proudly puff out our chests and say that paranthas actually originated from the Indian Subcontinent. They have conquered our hearts, taste buds & lunch boxes. They are the cheat codes our mums used to make us eat all the veggies we wouldn’t have any other way. Be it with butter, curd, pickle or plain, paranthas are just awesome.

There definitely is nothing like a freshly made paratha from the tawa straight onto your plate with a knob of butter!
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Long Weekend Special : Explore 1.0

Long weekend ahead? Got loads of time on hand and can’t decide where to head? Bored of the same old hangout spots? Taste buds craving for something new? Here is a quick look at all that’s brand new and very interesting in the city:

Flower power tea room: Imagine sipping tea out of dainty lil cups and biting into scones topped with thick clotted cream in a garden, by the fire, in an air conditioned room by the beach!! Sounds complicated? Nah. It’s just the new tea room in Chennai! And it’s just wow read more

Something New in Five Senses, Westin! 

Five senses has a droolicious, uber fresh, brand new menu.. We were already in love with the awesome menu at 5 senses now it’s even better and bigger and wow! 

The vibes: Very calming, soothing, perfect if you are looking to take a loved one or the family for a quite dinner. Done up in subtle tones of brown and beige with a hint of red, the place works Elegance. The pillar housing hundreds of mini golden Buddhas, the bird cages, the Japanese or Chinese(I don’t know which one)writing on wall, the lovely wooden mesh, the soft tinted mirrors on the wall, all come together to paint a lovely picture. The table is set brilliantly complete with tiny tea cup, chopsticks, et.. The place is classy yet very comforting and oh so soothing. The plating and presentation deserves a special mention. read more

Jackie Chan in Chennai, Oppa Teppan Style!! 

Teppanyaki is a special cooking style in Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food that can range from meat, seafood to vegetables. (Teppan means iron plate in English, and yaki means broiled, grilled, or pan-fried.) 

Modern teppanyaki grills are typically propane-heated flat surface grills and are widely used to cook food in front of guests at restaurants. read more

Weekend brunch : The Melting Pot: Market Cafe, Intercontinental, Chennai

Brunch is one of my favorite things in this life. Scratch that, it’s a necessity. To me, it’s right up there with air, water, and shelter. Okay, kidding. But seriously, any brunch lovers in the building?! If you’re a brunch lover like me, then you can probably second the fact that there’s not much better than a delicious meal with someone or people you love to either get the weekend kicked off or to wind down your weekend.

If you’re located in Chennai(or even if you aren’t), the brunch at Intercontinental Chennai is one of those places that is completely worth the trip. I’d been trying to hit The Melting Pot: Market Cafe for months (yes, seriously), but for some reason or another it has never worked out. Finally when I was invited to a bloggers meet, organized by Passing Ports, I was thrilled!! read more

​Good old classics at ID..

I remember the taste of the mango murabba that Gramma used to make, though it’s been 2 decades since I last tasted it.. that’s how taste and memories are linked together. One whiff of murabba and I’m mentally teleported​ to gramma’s kitchen..

ID in collaboration with Rakesh Raghunathan of Puliyogare Travels brings forth a very special food festival to showcase some of the traditional dishes lost in time. What was tried and loved, a brief, read more

BURGERMAN is back!!

A lil into the history: In 2006, burger man made their mark in the city with their burgers which had a unique taste, were easy on the pocket and made available to everyone through the 50 kiosks that opened in the city. Soon they grew and crossed the 100th mark! There was no area in Chennai that did not have a burger man kiosks!  By ’09 a lot of other kiosk were replaced by random burger brand. In 2014, they shut shop.. but that ain’t the end.. someone once said ” it ain’t the ending if everything isnt right” and to do the right they are back! Burgerman is back and how!!

Located on the 4th main road of besant Nagar, very close to the Elliot’s beach, the place is hard to miss. read more