Monday, December 31, 2007

Halwa’s (Alwa) of Chennai!

Giving alwa to someone seems to be a nice thing which everyone likes! and ofcourse when I got some alwa from this venue “Raja Alwa Kadai” to those at the duty room of AIR, all of them said this “Ennapa (What) your giving alwa to all of us”. Well anyways this alwa was genuine and the shop here was unique as it sold only Alwa’s (Halwa). About the shop, its rather quaint well lit, pretty clean rather unassuming in its interiors. Perhaps space here is a problem, well you do have space to sit and eat and the Alwa is …mmmm…..yummy. So if you have a sweet tooth thats the place to be. Interestingly on interacting with one Raja, the owner of the shop I learn that everyday they have 10 varieties of Alwa on display. Overall they have around 70 or so varieties of Alwa. That makes it more or less a set of 10 different alwa’s for every day of the week. And if you want to pick and choose from Raja’s exhaustive Menu you need to give him at least 2 days notice. To mention a few of the alwa’s on display were: Fruit Alwa, Semiya (Vermicelli) Alwa, Tinnevely Alwa, Milk Alwa, Pumpkin Alwa, Cashewnut Halwa, Carrot Alwa etc.

And where is this Alwa shop exactly? Hey this one is located on the Beach Road, bang opp. All India Radio and on the same side that the Light house is, in Santhome. And its not very expensive either 1/4kg. of the Alwa is Rs.50/-. So I bet it fits into your budget.

P.S. And hey Raja wants help in getting a menu card done in English. So any helpers out there pitch in now! Of course in return you can demand your pound of Alwa!

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hey Dhruv Sir! this is vivek...great stuff yaar. You seem to know quite a bit about chennai. i didnt know abt this Halway shop ;) my mail id is vivek1086@gmail.com..wats urs?

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