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Vegetarian, variety, value...

The Sri Sapthagiri Tiffin Park, started as a tiffin joint, has got converted within a few months into a full-fledged restaurant.


FOR THOSE on the look out for a good vegetarian joint on Anna Nagar Main Road, the one surely to draw attention will be Sri Sapthagiri Tiffin Park.

Though there are a couple of other eateries on the busy stretch, it was a long pending desire of the residents and commuters to visit a quality restaurant. And, Sri Sapthagiri Tiffin Park simply filled in their culinary needs.

Located on the main road opposite Suguna Stores Bus Stop, it is easily approachable and quite visible too. Just as you enter, you find people waiting to grab a vacant seat. And it is indeed difficult to find one as the place is always overcrowded. Isn't that a sureshot indicator of the place's popularity?

"Our sole objective is to provide good quality vegetarian food to our customers. We are not after money. It is our continuous effort to offer a variety of tasty items on our menu. We also keep experimenting with innovative dishes to suit different palates of customers," V. Karuppiah, proprietor of the restaurant, brims with joy.

Good response

What started as a tiffin joint, has got converted within a few months into a full-fledged restaurant offering regular meals. Such has been the overwhelming response of the people.

"We follow the Seven-Day Seven-Dishes policy. So, each day there is a surprise new dish. The menu for lunch also differs everyday with a series of special dishes included," says K.Pandiarajan, the restaurant manager.

During week days, more than a dozen different items are prepared for the valued customers. The choice for them goes up to 20 during weekends. And this excludes the regular items like `idlis,' `dosas,' `chappatti,' `poori' and `paratha'.

The restaurant opens at 7 a.m. and closes at midnight. Tiffin items are available from 7 a.m to 11 a.m. and again from 4 p.m. onward. The meals section operates between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Scores of dishes

"Though we have scores of dishes to woo customers, our strength lies in quality food production. The favourite among the crowd is the `Seven Taste Uthappam', which comes in different tastes including `seeragam,' `adai,' `ragi,' `wheat,' `carrot,' `onion' and `tomato'," Mr. Pandiarajan lists with pride.

Besides, the restaurant also offers a Chinese menu including chilli paratha, gobi manchurian and an array of soups like vegetable, tomato, mushroom and sweet corn. The restaurant is also famous for its `plantain flower masal dosa' and `plantain stalk utthappam'.

"The place is compact and well maintained. The food also tastes good. That is why I come here regularly," says P. Ramesh, a medical representative.

"The service is good as the staff attend to duty very sincerely. The food is highly palatable and leaves a lingering taste," says S. Paramasivam, a grocery merchant.

The restaurant is truly a blessing for residents of Anna Nagar, who mostly belong to working class, and happily opt for the change in taste.

T. SARAVANAN

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