Sri Lankan fare at Y Cook, Besant Nagar

Few weeks ago, on a Saturday me and kiddo wanted to have lunch in and around Besant Nagar. We were in mood for some spicy food that will burn our tongue but not the wallet. We decided to check out this place as it was nearby and I was wanting to try this place for quite sometime.

This place is located on the Besant Avenue Road, above the Cafe Coffee Day Lounge, near Rajaji Bhavan with good car parking space. We were the second customers and they took around 10mins to take the order. We ordered Devilled Prawns, Paneer Sticks, Idiyappam (white), red puttu and chicken curry. We waited, waited and waited and waited for almost 30mins. Thank god. When we reached this place we weren't that hungry. But we were literally famished by the time the food arrived. With multiple reminders and requests, food arrived finally. Food was piping hot like how it is served straight from the stove at home. First came the prawns and the paneer sticks. There were about 7 paneer sticks. Deep fried, with no trace of oil, crunchy, crispy and perfectly flavoured outer layer with soft paneer inside. Ketchup was served as side. Devilled prawns were mind blowing. Juicy prawns sautéed with onions and capsicum with slivered garlic pieces was so yumm. The onions were crunchy and I finished the entire dish, without leaving the curry leaves to find a well of oil at the bottom of the cup :D




10 pieces of absolutely fresh and soft idiyappam was simply delicious with the hot and spicy chicken curry. Red rice puttu was too good with a mild sweet note. Chicken curry was bursting with flavours. Spicy mildly thin curry with loads of shallots and 2-3 huge pieces of chicken. Chicken was tender but the flavours of the curry didn't get into the chicken. It tasted more like, the meat was cooked separately and added in the curry while serving.





Service is damn slow. It took 30mins to get the starter itself. But after that food arrived one by one quickly. I'm not sure whether I'll choose this place to dine if I'm really hungry. Total damage was 670 bucks. Given the portion size and taste, it was absolute value for money. They don't accept cards.

Place       : Y Cook
Location  : Besant Nagar, Near Rajaji Bhavan, Above Cafe Coffee Day Lounge
Cuisine    : Indian & Sri Lankan, Veg & Non-Veg
Cost        : A meal for two should cost around 500-700 bucks

P.S : The write up is based on personal experience only. Y Cook Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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