The famous Indian Laddoo in its various avatars !
|My daughter enjoying her favorite dessert - Tiramisu|
|Nithila's new found favorite food joint in Karaikudi|
|Honey chilli chicken|
|Crispy fried calamari|
|BBQ chicken pizza|
|With my old school mates James, Kumaran, Chella and Anand|
|With Karu. Annamalai|
|With karu. Annamalai (far left) and his parents|
|With my school pal Chella Kumar|
|Chettinad vegetarian meals spread by Nedungudi Muthu|
|With Karu. Palaniappan annan|
I came to know that Priya mess has almost a 50 year heritage and now there are two branches run seperately by the next generation. We went to the one at Kalanivasal road. The cusine here is obviously Chettinad. The interior ambience was like any other small town eatery.
Since it was almost closing time, few of their signature non veg dishes were not available. The non veg meal option was simple. It had rice served on banana leaf along with 2 vegetable dishes. Today it was yam and bottle gourd poriyal. Both tasted good.
|Meals on banana leaf|
From the available side dish options we went for mutton kolas, Fish fry, Prawns and Goat liver fry. My picks were the liver fry and Prawns that tasted perfect. The fish fry and mutton kolas were just OK.
|Banana leaf design on the table|
Overall a satisfactory experience. We decided to visit again someday at proper lunch time and try out some of their famed non veg chettinad side dishes...!
|Non veg meals|
|Lamb bone (nalli) gravy|
|Sabari enjoying his meal|
|Tender Coconut (Elaneer) payasam|
|Lively wall art|