Chennai Restaurant Reviews

Sri Motel Highway Jains

As not-so-young kids, have a lot of memories of this place.  A lot of trips to Tirupati and Tiruttani with parents, and this used to be the obvious choice for breakfast, early in the morning.
While travelling to Thiruvannamalai, Myself and a friend stopped here to have lunch.
Since I was driving, I did not want to go for a ‘full meals’ as it is normally difficult to keep your eyes open after one.  🙂  Wanted to eat something lighter (in comparison to the full meals 😛 ) and asked if Onion Rava Dosa was available.  The waiter readily nodded.  After ten minutes, a well-made onion rava dosa arrived.  It was served with an onion chutney in the plate.  Not too sure of the ingredients, so lets keep it as ‘orange’ chutney (as in color orange).  The white chutney and Sambhar were placed separately in bowls.
I put some of the white chutney on the plate, took a first mouth of onion dosa with generous amount of white chutney.  Immediately realized it was well-past the eatable stage.  :/  Not too happy, took another mouth of dosa with the orange chutney !  Damn ! This was also fiercely competing with the white chutney in a race to the waste-bin.  🙁  Not at all happy, asked to waiter to get me a new plate so I can get rid of these spoilt chutneys and eat just the dosa.  Not a sense of remorse, no offer to replace, I had to throw away a fairly big piece of dosa as it was all smeared with the spoilt orange chutney on my plate.  Hardly full, ordered a parotta.  Generally this should be good in most places.  Sure, parotta was soft and nice, the gravy was very bland.  It lacked salt and was almost close to tasteless. Tired of this food, had to step out, mighty disappointed.
Don’t start a lecture saying tiffin items are to be eaten in the morning, and meals in the afternoon.  If they say something is available, they better ensure all the accompaniments that come with the ‘something’ are also eatable.  It’s a shame that a place so fond in my memory should create an impression as bad as this.
I am not keen to go back any soon !

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