Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Arabian Hut. Charcoal Grill.


Two names for but a single shop. I said ‘shop’, did I? Because that's just what it is. The Arabian Hut at City Center, the new mall on Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Chennai, is only a take-away eatery. Of course being a food mall, you have little tables to sit down and appreciate your Arabian booty.

The Arabian Hut like all Arabian joints is lush with the smell of juicy shawarma. But being new to most Chennaites, you'll spot loads of people around the tiny place who just haven't a clue what's to be ordered. And the staff at the Hut aren't any helpful either. You'll see the disdain on their faces. Don't try reading their smug mugs though. Get right on with ordering the Shawarma Plate and an Arabian Salad to go along with it. The latter is vegetarian, mind you.

The food will be ready in a jiffy. Now balance your tray and scout for an empty table. Are you comfortably seated? Ok. Bite into the shawarma. Good? Ummm. What will you go back for? You must visit this joint if ever you are at the City Center. There's another place at Anna Nagar, opposite Domino’s that serves equally good Shawarma Rolls. Addictive. Absolutely addictive. You could even eat it for breakfast, if you're so inclined and if they decide to open that early in the morning.

Ambience: **
Value for Money: *****
Food: *****

6 comments:

Sense said...

oooh! i like... Shawarma, that is. good to know chennia is finally experimenting! Yay! maybe I own't be so glum when I visit next- which BTW, is mid-feb!!!

Instinctive Traveller said...

ewe comings here bloome! i expects. i waits. i tells shawarma man to aalso waits and expects.

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Have to be in Chennai next month, would appreciate more inputs.

Kudos on this blog idea, I'm inspired to just put in some foodie stuff on my blog. Oh yes, WITH photus.

J.A.P.

Instinctive Traveller said...

oops! am pretty late with the replying here. alfred, are you on your way out of chennai by now? the next time you're down, do mail me. and if you're a foodie like me, well... let's do the foodie thing.

Sense said...

hey J.A.P, how about being a contributor to our blog? joo, what say?

Jack and Cacofonix said...

Its the best chicken I've had in a million years, gud job, keep it up. Prices are cool, no hassels. 210 for a full chicken is gr8.