Did you know there’s a bigger Korean community in Chennai than there are Chinese people?!?!?! Okay I’m not sure if that’s a real fact or not, but based on my observations after spending a month in Chennai and seeing Koreans everywhere I go and never bumping once into a Chinese speaking soul, that’s what I believe anyways. My classmate who is an American Korean also told me that she bumped into a Korean couple one day who told her about a Korean restaurant in town. Me the kimchi lover would no doubt have to go and try it out! And I didn’t only go there once… My roomie and I went back for more….
If you ever in Chennai and craving for some kimchi and bibimbap, go visit InSeoul at No. 530 (S 149&150), TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai. Phone: +914442081998. Not a bad restaurant at all, and most of the customers are Koreans.
Many people wondered how I survived India for 3 months and I get a 100% response rate of “No ways!” when I tell them I love the food in India. In fact, I had some of the best food ever in my life in India. I don’t know where the people who experienced “Delhi belly” were eating, but I had no problems whatsoever the entire time I was there.
Indian food is predominantly vegetarian given that the country’s mostly Hindus who believe in a vegetarian diet. Almost everything is spicy if you eat at local restaurants, and on some occasions where there is a “non-spicy” section, the food still seems to be spicy nevertheless! The first week there was a lot of guessing involved when ordering at a restaurant, and by now, I can almost fully understand everything on the menu at an Indian restaurant!
One restaurant I would really recommend in Chennai is Mahamudra, a very clean, healthy, vegetarian restaurant. The premises it is at includes a fitness studio, spa and boutique. So if you want a massage, do some shopping and have a great meal, then this is the perfect place to be. Contact details: Mahamudra, Isha Life Fitness System, Old. No. 50, New No. 117, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai. Phone +914443535555, www.ishalife.com.
Oh how I wish for a masala dosa right now!