Cream Centre in R.A.Puram is perhaps one of the very few restaurants that offers pure vegetarian fare and we landed there one weekend, not so much out of our own choice though. My grand nephew, a teenager studying in Mumbai who has come down to Chennai on a holiday went Gaga gaga about this joint saying it has an edge over its counterpart in Mumbai in terms of ambience and the quality of fare served.Well, I did concur with his opinion having visited the one in Mumbai and one in Chennai some years ago.
We were ushered into the restaurant after a brief wait of 10 minutes and guided to the table in the furthest corner. Before ordering the menu I looked around and found people digging into the most delectable fare seen or tasted. My husband and I ran through the menu more than once and ordered the only item which appeared familiar to us. The youngster ordered a sizzler with an Italian tag which arrived shortly hot and fuming and it was followed by the two plates of chana bathura we ordered for ourselves. It was amusing to find the bathura occupying the whole plate with hardly any space left for our fingers to lay on it! I realized it required the utmost dexterity and concentration on my part to consume it, not to speak of the time involved in the process. (However it was comforting to see the Italian sizzler was lagging behind the Indian bathura in the race.)
Even as we emerged from the restaurant my husband and I looked around and noticed none of the customers appeared to be anywhere near our age!
I wish the restaurant would add a few items on its menu which are more senior citizens’ “system friendly ” so that people like us too can enjoy its delectable fare.
n.meera raghavendra rao