Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Ente Keralam



After waiting breathlessly (my husband literally checked on its progress every week!), Ente Keralam finally opened a couple of weeks ago. Translated into English, Ente Keralam means My Kerala. The restaurant, located just off Kasturi Rangan Road, in the old La Madeline building is a stone's throw away from our home! Uh oh!

We finally inaugurated the restaurant last night. The ambience is very nice - the place has been renovated to be a very chic and modern establishment. As the owner, Liz, once told me, Kerala food isn't very well-known among the non-Keralites, and Ente Keralam is hoping to change that. And I think they might very well succeed.

We ordered a whole range of different food. My husband literally wanted to try everything on the menu! The authentic flaky parottas, melt-in-your-mouth okra, spiced just right kadala (garbanzos) were all great. Thats the vegetarian bit that I can vouch for. My husband got mutton curry and syrian fried beef which he said was borderline superb. Thats a high compliment from him - he's very picky about his meat.

I would slot the restaurant in the Syrian Christian-type food category with a few choice samples from Nair Kerala food. It's a must-do place.

It is located at 1, Kasturi Estate, Kasturi Rangan Road, Chennai- 18. For reservations, call 42328585.

5 comments:

vatsan said...

and prices?

Arundathi said...

Well, it wasn't bad. It comes up to about Rs. 350 per person. This was with everything we ordered and that was about 6-7 things on the menu. I wouldn't say its cheap but its reasonable.

JK said...

Wow .....what a promotion she's giving for this Entekeralam....let me tell you ....my sincere advice ...please don't go there ....
if you comapre this with any other mallu restaurents ...I didn't find much difference in quality,....but these guys are dacoits ...they are looting people....
believe me .........If you are ready to waste so much money for nothing .....u can go there ....hey blogger ...why u wanna mislead ppl .....

Anonymous said...

I THINK JK HAD A BAD MORNING TODAY.i LIKED THE PLACE iF HE DOES NOT LIKE IT BECAUSE OF THE PRICE FACTOR THEN HE CAN AVOID GOING THERE.i NEVER FELT IT IS EXPENSIVE FOR BEING IN POES GARDEN AND THE QUALITY OF STUFF AND THE CONSISTANCY IT IS WORTH .I HAD TAKEN SO MANY OF MY MALLU FRIENDS AND THEY ALL RATED IT VERY HIGH. STILL IT IS OUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.I feel they had done a great job
m.rajesh

Arundathi said...

JK and Anon: Thanks for your comments. Please see

http://arundathi-rediscovery.blogspot.com/2008/01/ente-keralam-2.html