Food is God, Madurai is heaven. A medley of cuisines are served up in this city starting from the wee hours of the morning to late into the night.
At dusk the street food eateries come alive...
Heavy duty 'Parotta'
Inquisitive foodies like me and my husband read up on the various restaurants and eateries, made lists, compared notes, struck some off and pursued some like our life depended on it:-)
Here are some places we ate, drank, saw and clicked...
Anna Meenakshi Hotel comes highly recommended for evening snacks...
...and Filter kaapi.
Simple vegetarian meals are served on banana leaves at The Modern Restaurant. Very delicious I must add:-)
Our morning breakfast at Heritage Madurai had to be idlis with chutnies and sambar...
...and paper thin masala dosas!
We came across an interesting drink called Bovonto by Kalimark that is very popular in Madurai.
Filter Coffee is very popular in Madurai and as we walked past the various streets leading to the Meenakshi Temple, we got a whiff of roasting coffee beans and sure there was this coffee store with a delightful mascot:-)
The one drink that really caught our attention was a sweet concoction called 'Jil Jil Jigarthada' which means 'cool cool heart cooler';-)
The drink is made using Milk, China grass, Nannari Syrup (Sarsaparila) and Vanilla Ice Cream.
Nannari Syrup sold in glass bottles near the Meenakshi Temple.
The Nannari Syrup is mixed with water too and served as a refreshing drink. Do give it a shot if you are in Madurai...
(Images by Arch)