Nair Mess, Chennai, India

Nair Mess, Chennai, India

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Nair Mess is not easy to find. Located down a narrow winding street, diagonally opposite the Madras Chepauk Cricket Stadium, this Mess feeds everyone from local residents to rabid sports fans.

The day we visited – in classic Indian style there was no electricity – we decided we would brave it and eat in the dark regardless. I’m glad we chose to stay because the meal we had was pretty darned good.

 

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You must try their fish fry – it was awesome as was their omelet. The vegetables, curries and everything we tried had a homemade touch to it.

Family owned and run, if you dare to brave the really local joints that make up the “real” Chennai – do put Nair Mess on your list.

 

Here is some of what we ate:

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