Scrumptious food, round-the-clock
M. ALLIRAJAN & K. JESHIM. ALLIRAJAN &
Next time you are in Gandhipuram and want to grab a bite, check out Tiffinys.
LATE NIGHT diners cheer up! Here's a coffee shop inviting you to a sumptuous treat.
The 24-hour coffee shop opened just a few days ago at hotel Alankar Grande in Ramnagar is decorated in simple style offering you a contemporary dining experience. Enter the coffee shop through a glass door and you see the entire place looking cheerful with a lot of natural light percolating through the windows at least in the day.
The dιcor is contemporary and the ambience, casual and smart. Although the restaurant has had a very soft opening, it is fully functional for breakfast, lunch and dinner round- the-clock.
The menu is not large as in terms of number of items. Yet it includes samples of North Indian, South Indian, Chinese and Tandoor cuisine to satiate the taste buds and varying needs of the clientele that drop in at odd hours.
The names of some dishes may be tongue twisting but one is assured of good food with more or less authentic ingredients. "People come here with their families, sit and enjoy good and wholesome food," says TV. Raja, Food and Beverages (F&B) Executive of Tiffinys. Neither the taste nor the price is regrettable.
So, they just indulge in a gastronomic adventure, he adds. More importantly, vegetarians have a lot of variety that is unlike the case in most other places. Understandably, the tandoor sections have more non-vegetarian varieties.
An expansive morning buffet (Rs. 75) has everything to offer from fruit juices to idli, pooris to bakery items to ragi puttu and the menu keeps changing every day. Some of the items on offer for lunch take a long time to come to your table. It's after all a la carte and you are told that you have to wait for the chefs to prepare all those delectable items in the menu. Raja says, "people come here to relax as well as have food."
But will not the late night diners be put off by the delay in preparation?
"We have ready to make items like appam & stew, idiyappam & paya to suit the palate of foodies," That with ubiquitous idlis, dosas and uthappams finding a place in the menu just proves this.
You can straightaway order pizzas, clubhouse special vegetarian sandwich and burgers.
The big max burger is a must try. This burger served with tender chicken, Mexicaine sauce and French fries lives up to its billing.
The pickled vegetables that have been added on to minced chicken complete the experience.
The scrumptious `hot dog' that comes with vegetable stuffing soaked in butter is yummy. There is the `proverbial' fish N chips served with tartar sauce (made of egg) that's crunchy.
Delectable desserts, milk shakes and assorted pastries are also available. Also on offer is the masala tea that has a heavy ginger flavour to it. Cinnamon and cloves make it spicy.
If you add the right amount of sugar then you can savour this drink.
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