The Legendary Mylai Karpagambal MessMylapore, lovingly called as Mylai by the Tamil speaking population living all over the world, is a celebrated cultural junction and an important locality in the southern metropolis of Chennai. Located just 8.6 km away from the city center of Chennai (via Kamarajar Promenade), Mylapore is regarded as one among the oldest residential area in the region.
One of the oldest existing eating houses in the neighborhood, Mylai Karpagambal Mess is a quiet little mess that always holds a special appeal among the gastronomists.
By the look of it, Mylai Karpagambal Mess may seem modest but when it is about quality, variety and taste, the eating house never misses to earn great reviews from the visitors.
Today, the Mylai Karpagambal Mess exquisitely blended their quality and taste factor with 'wellness' element that they serve numerous dishes that are valued as 'good for health'. Some of their unique 'good for health' dishes include pavakkai podi (bitter gourd powder), murungakeerai adai served with mixed vegetable avial (drumstick leaves adai), modakathan oorugai (ballon vines pickle), karuveppilai podi (curry leaves powder), pudhina podi (mint leaves powder), nellikkai podi (gooseberry powder), vazhapoo oorugai (plantain flower pickle) and so on.
Much said, this write up cannot be considered complete without sharing some of the most ordered dishes from the menu of the Mylai Karpagambal Mess.
The eating place houses a sales counter. People can buy a variety of pickles and powders whose primary ingredients are herbs. To sum it up, do not expect posh interiors, luxurious seating arrangements and multi cuisine. Go for it and stick to the traditions with food served on banana leaf, basking the aroma of degree coffee and lip smacking dishes that are nothing but wholesome!
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