Mini Sabha Walk for evening tiffin/snacks - Sabha Canteen Roundup 2016

I just wanted to do one more sabha canteen either for breakfast or evening tiffin. While thinking og which place to go, thought why not all the four Sabhas in and around Alwarpet/Mylapore. That's how we decided to do a mini sabha canteen walk.

Started the walk with Mint Padmanabhan at Music Academy. We went pretty early by 3.50 pm and few of the items weren't ready by then. We had Gova badhusha, bombay kaja, keerai pakoda and milagu vadai. Both the sweets were yummy. Keerai pakoda was made of methi and was a little salty and the chutney was cold and didn't taste fresh :( Milagu vadai (in account of Hanuman Jayanthi) was so so. Paid 130 bucks in total.






From Music Academy we walked to Naradha Gana Sabha. The canteen here is run by Sri Sasthalaya Caterers. The menu looked great and we were confused on what to order and what to leave behind. Made up our mind and ordered the Gova jhangiri (after seeing many raving reviews), arcot makkan peda, vazhai poo vadai, pidi kozhukattai, thattu idly and spl kara dosai along with filter coffee. Every single dish was awesome. I've spent few years of my childhood eating Makkan peda and this was exactly like the ones we get in Chairman sweets. Gova jangiri was not my cup of tea. Pidi kozhukattai was yumm with finely chopped green chillies and ginger. Soft and fluffy thattu idli and Kara dosai (Day's special) was simply amazing. With red chutney smeared inside, topped with grated and paneer and finely chopped green chilli it was too good. A special mention to the red chutney, sambhar and the brinjal puli kothsu. They were too good, flawless and we asked for more. 3 chutneys, sambhar and kothsu were the accompaniments for every savoury dish. Fresh and strong coffee was the perfect end to the fantastic food. Total bill was 260 bucks which is definitely value for money. They do accept cards. And the service was top notch.












Our next stop was Mylapore fine arts. While I had a very good lunch experience this season, the evening tiffin was terrible. Mini ball kozhukattai aka the ammini kozhukattai was tempered with what we do for lemon rice. No sign of coconut or the ulundhu thalippu :( Worst kuzhi paniyaram I've ever had. Hard and dripping with oil. 3 Paniyarams for 60 bucks is day light robbery. Kasi halwa was the only relief. Wasted 150 bucks here.




Finally we stopped by Parthasarathy Sabha at Vidhya Barathi Kalyana Mandapam. Much raved canteen in this season. Kavuni arisi halwa was sour and tasted more like wheat halwa. Morekuzhambu bonda was so so. Kancheepuram idli was delicious. The much talked dish Chocolate dosa wasn't that good. There was no enough chocolate drizzled and the batter was very sour. We couldn't finish it. Paid 300 bucks here. Cards accepted.






To sum it up Sri sasthalaya caterers at Narada Gana Sabha won the show. What a lovely food. And I've decided not to go to Music academy for next season.

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