As we were heading towards kodambakkam to visit a relative, my attention was drawn to a large board put up on a restaurant, more for the wording in the advertisement which was enough to provoke any woman who enjoyed cooking and not considered it a chore. I feel eating out is certainly enjoyable if the food served is fresh and hot and tastes better compared to what is prepared at home, no matter ‘who’ prepares it. More importantly the stuff you eat out should be stomach friendly especially if you are on the wrong side of sixty. Equally important are the waiters who serve you. You are lucky if a friendly waiter attends on you, otherwise you end up being served by a grumpy one who thinks he is doing you a great favour by hovering around you promptly waiting to take the next order!
Who ever thinks one can have a dosa, irrespective of its variety served hot, cannot be more mistaken. If you dare to ask the waiter as to why the dosa is cold, prompt comes his reply, madam, how can you expect it to be otherwise in an air conditioned restaurant’? I can probably buy his explanation but see no valid reason for the ice cold coconut chutney which appears to vie with the south Indian delicacy!
Well, in all fairness to the advertisement copy found on the top of the restaurant, surely it is a boon to a ‘lazy’ cook .
n.meera raghavendra rao