If you’re on the hunt for a healthy yet pocket friendly place in town that also serves variety, Taste It, a relatively new dine-out near Mahalingapuram arch is the place to be. Started in the year 2013 by Ramesh and Reena, Taste It is a modest yet super-friendly joint that serves a variety of everyday food items that are scrumptious and healthy.
In the afternoons, it is the place where the locals feel right at home. Variety rice of different kind are served in a bowl-full with various combinations according to the specials that are available for that day. Their specials assortment includes coriander rice, tomato rice, lemon rice, capsicum rice, tamarind rice, white channa rice, green dal rice, sambar rice, coconut rice, spinach rice, and wheat curd rice. Curd rice with pomegranate toppings remain a constant. The variety meal during lunch is savoured best with chicken or masala omelette along with hot, crispy paruppu vadas.
Early in the evenings, fast food like burgers, vada pav and other famous chat items start coming out from the kitchen. Their Chicken Vada Pav, a clever twist to the legendary fast food from Mumbai, is the crowd favourite and will be any foodie’s delight. Soft and spongy buns are greased with butter and toasted on either sides and served hot with a delicious stuffing made of shredded chicken that is cooked in a thick vegetable stew made using potatoes, beans, carrots and beetroots.
The dinner menu during the late evenings also has variety to choose from. Set dosas, paniyarams, spinach dosas, Ragi dosas, idlies and Idiyaapams make the wish list.
While savouring the above delicacies, slurpable sweet Nongu Paal (Ice apple missed with coconut milk) and delicious pulpy grape juice are served chill. Seasonal delicacies like Pearl Millet Porridge also decorate their menu.