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Popular eating places in Coimbatore

 
   

The City offers some of the finest ethnic dishes that stand out for its unique inheritance and distinct taste. Banana Chips and Mysorepa are two snacks that people frequently carry home whenever they visit the City. It’s also known for South Indian Filter Coffee and Chettinad food. Its Airay Fish, Prawn Masala are quite popular.

Mysorepa   Jangri, Murukku, Thenkuzhal, Seedai
Airay Fish, Prawn Masala, Crab Masala, Chicken Chettinad   South Indian Filter Coffee
Banana Chips    








Mysorepa

Mysorepa

The one sweet that stands out for its unique inheritance and distinct taste is Mysorepa. Originally, a regal dessert of Karnataka, its birth is traced to Mysore Palace where it was first prepared and was popularly called Mysore Pak. The sweet, over the period, became popular in other southern estates, each estate preparing it in its distinct style. Made from lentil flour with generous dollop of clarified butter and pea flour (besan), Krishna Sweets (Ph.: 0422-2437777) seems to have mastered the art of making the best of Mysorepa in the region. The sweet has now assumed a global status and is available from any of the Krishna Sweet's branches scattered all over the city.

 

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Jangri

Jangri, Murukku, Thenkuzhal, Seedai

These are some ethnic savouries available through chain of Adyar Anand Bhawan - a sweet and snack house in Coimbatore. Although the restaurant opened only seven years back, Anand Bhawan at Bharathiyar Road, Gandhipuram (Ph.: 0422-02521919), has become a favourite among Coimbatoreans. It offers Jangri, which has close resemblance with North Indian Jalebi but is prepared from rice and dal and offers a distinct gastronomic delight. The other popular recipe is Murukku - an easy-to-eat salty snack prepared from rice and Urad Dal. Popular in Andhra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, it's a favourite add-on during tea time. Likewise, Thenkuzhal is another rice-based preparation which finds wider acceptance among the masses. These savouries are not only delectable to the eyes, but are also a delight to your stomach. Anand Bhawan has branches at Nanjappa Road, Thadagam Road and Kavundampalayam.

 

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Fish

Airay Fish, Prawn Masala, Crab Masala, Chicken Chettinad

For people fond of fish, prawn and chicken, Anjappar (Ph.: 0422-2524441) located at Bharathiyar Road, Gandhipuram offers some of the finest Chettinad food. Fresh Airay Fish is transported directly from Madurai to Coimbatore but what gives Chettinad food a distinct taste is its rich use of spices like chilly, garlic which are locally grown. Dry chilly and pepper are abundantly used to give the dishes a distinct regional taste.

 

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South Indian
Filter Coffee

South Indian Filter Coffee

If you are in Coimbatore and ask anyone where to find the best coffee in the city, you are likely to hear the name Sree Annapoorna (R.S. Puram branch, Ph.: 0422-2547621) mentioned. The same name could be repeated when you ask for the best vegetarian food in the city. The restaurant, as claimed, enjoys the unique distinction of 50,000 cups of coffee consumption each day, which is the highest for any restaurant in Asia. For South Indian vegetarian food, this could be one of the best places when it comes to food, service and ambiance. Its Sambhar is distinctly different from any other restaurant in the city. For desserts, it has a wide array of offerings to give food lovers an experience to remember. The 40-year-old restaurant has some 13 branches in the City scattered at important commercial and residential localities.

 

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Banana Chips

Banana Chips

Although Banana chips are ubiquitous in South India, there is none that could beat the yellow wonders of Banaanaa Slice (Ph.: 0422-2231067), a small takeaway stall at Kalingarayan Street, Ramnagar. Soft, crunchy and salty, you can get an assortment of Pepper, Masala, Pudina, Lemon, Chilly, and Garlic banana chips. The place is also famous for Tapioca and Jack Fruit Chips. This 42-year-old outlet has retained its uniqueness by following the traditional processing of banana chips. It is prepared from hand-picked, green, and fresh plantain fried in pure coconut oil. Banaanaa Slice has branches at prominent places like Ganapathy and Vadavalli in the city. Don't forget to get some for your friends and family back home.

 

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