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#1 Apr 22nd, 2006, 20:57
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When ever I am in Chennai over the week end I go to this place. Nick are u reading this???
This place is called Hotel Virudhunagar situated at T - Nagar 77 G. N. Shetty Road. On Sundays you have fried Quail Chettinad style... roasted doves.. crab massala, rabbit curry & excellent biriyani with a raita... there is a beer shop next to this eatery... ... got the hint???? But go early... Oh yes they also make turkey biriyani almost everyday. In fact Chennai is the only city where u can buy turkey meat by the killos as well as rabbits in India. Thinking of a jug stew!!!!.
In Kolkata Govt. retailing booths are selling ducks & turkey too...
#2 Apr 22nd, 2006, 21:08
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Yes, I'm reading this!

Mrs N is always warning me off Chettinad restaurants! She says that they use so much chily that the food is hot beyond belief....

So I haven't tried yet.
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#3 Apr 23rd, 2006, 02:26
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Wow, strange to hear that you've been shy about them, as some of the best meals (and times I've had) here have been at Chettinad places, though I will admit to being a big fan of spiciness in my fare.

I believe that Anajppar is king of them all (and we certainly enjoyed it), and we've had good meals at places as lowly as Hotel Crescent. We also liked Arasappar on Mount Road. Good ambience there but a lot of times, they will try to foist a plate upon you if you're not local by appearances, so insist on the banana leaf like everyone else has.

Good eats.
#4 Apr 23rd, 2006, 03:26
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Used to go to 'Aachi' on C-In-C Rd., a bit up-market but Chettinad, think it's closed now. Also went a few times to Gajendra Vilas on Mount Road, mostly autorickshaw drivers, rickshaw pullers, and other budget eaters, but great food (especially after a couple of drinks), Chicken curry with Dosa / Idli..

For Andhra food 'Amaravati' used to be pretty popular.
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#5 Apr 23rd, 2006, 06:20
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Originally Posted by jyotirmoy In Kolkata Govt. retailing booths are selling ducks & turkey too...
pen of ducklings outside small restaurant -- no printed menu, no English spoken, menu written in Tamil on blackboard , and the proprietor took me in his kitchen to show me what he was cooking -- in a very small town on the way to Rameswaram...(lunch for 10 rupees and food was great!)

it bothered me to see them like that so I made sure they had food and water before I left....
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