Friday, February 02, 2007

Jayanthi's Chicken and Mutton Mart


The sign says

"Jayanthi's Chicken and Mutton Mart. Specializing in all types of imported birds, rabbits and meats. "

Right there on Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. The scariest meat shop I have ever seen. Make no mistake I still miss chicken tikka and crispy bacon, but when I see signs like this one and stores like this, I'm doubly glad I stayed veggie.

7 comments:

brian lobo said...

oh my god!! cannot believe this shop is open in chennai. i thought south indians were mostly vegetarians. i like your blog, very simple and off the beaten track kinda.keep it up.

Arundathi said...

Brian:
Thanks - I try to keep my blog simple. South Indians are mostly non-vegetarian actually - there's only a small percentage of us that are veggie!

Nupur said...

I feel so terrified when I see such stores. Then I wonder how terrified the birds and animals must be, sitting in cages waiting for their turn to be murdered?

Arundathi said...

Save a Life, Eat a Vegetarian Meal! That could be a new motto.

Makes me lose my appetite when I see such shops. Sometimes its better not to know where the stuff you eat at restaurants comes from. I'm glad I'm vegetarian - who wants to worry about these things?

Raaga said...

Oh well... I used to eat meat about twice a year or less when I was a kid... in the US, I ate it more often, and it didn't seem to matter. I gave it up when I was walking through MirSahibpet market in Triplicane in class 7 when I saw goats in line waiting to be slaughtered.

Chillpilgrim said...

Duh... Meat is my staple food. Then come the accompaniments... like greens, veggies and stuff. I mean, whats there to like in Veg?

Arundathi said...

@ Raaga - Nothing so mind-altering happened to me. I just simply did it as a bet because someone said I cannot live with chicken! LOL! it was very simple until I went to school in mid-western US but moving to CA made it easy again.

@Chillpilgrim - Hmmm. Living in India, you can't possibly ask that question? There's SO MUCH great veggie food!