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Mouthwatering SOUTH INDIAN STREET FOOD tour in CHENNAI | Indian street food PARADISE

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We're in CHENNAI in the SOUTH of INDIA. There is so much more to Southern Indian food than idli and dosa so we set out to hunt down some of Chennai’s most local and beloved dishes and eateries.

There are loads of delicious street foods and meals to sample so we take you on a GIGANTIC INDIAN STREET FOOD tour around Chennai to find the BEST food Chennai has to offer.

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We start on Marina Beach and visit a famous local seafood stall for a fish lunch. This is the 9th video in our India video series- make sure you’re subscribed to our channel so you don’t miss out on heaps more food videos! And check out our India playlist here:

Where and what we ate:

Prawn masala and fish fry at Sundari Akka, Marina Beach, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005. Open daily 9:00am to 9:00pm.

Samosa at Bombay Lassi, No: 7, Barbar Agan Street, Ellis Road, Near Mount Road, Behind Devi Theatre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002. Open daily 10:30am to 10:00pm.

Lemon sevai, vada and coffee at Mylai Karpagambal Mess, 20, East Mada Street, Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017. Open 7:30am to 10:00pm.

Mirchi Bhaji at Jannal Kadai, 12, 1, Ponnambala Vadhyar St, Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004. Open daily 7:00am to 10:30am and 5:30pm to 9:00pm.

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69 comments

    1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

      Nandri Arul Elango! We love your state and can’t wait to explore more! We hope you enjoyed this video and like the other Chennai content we have coming up! Big love back mate and thanks for watching and commenting. Cheers, Sheena

  1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

    Hi guys, Chennai has our heart! We adore it here- the food is excellent and the people are so welcoming. We have been having an amazing time filming here! Make sure you’re subscribed to our channel so you don’t miss out on more Chennai content plus Hyderabad to come after: https://goo.gl/9rfeRS. Cheers, Thomas & Sheena P.S Follow along in real time over on Instagram @chasingaplate

    1. Phoenix Phoenix

      @Arun Sreenivasan  bruh, every city has its own speciality.l am from hyd but l have to admit Chennai and Madurai are heaven for non veg , sea food lovers and spicy food lovers and Mumbai is heaven for chat lovers and in hyderabad biriyani, kebab , haleem, nihari are one of the best in the world and manglore is ice cream paradise 🤗

    2. Kokila Preethy

      @Arun Sreenivasan not actuallu good…dood…..they just add so muchch of stupid flavourings.,that too not regional…but idiotic mixx of all cheese with currys..which is disastrous… may be u haven’t explored much of namma city foods..,!🙄 Don’t say that..Nothing special..that hurts..!😑

    1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

      😂😂😂😂😂 we make ourselves so hungry when we edit the videos too! Hope you enjoyed this Chennai food hunt and the rest of our India series rebeccai beki! Thanks for watching and commenting! Cheers, Sheena

  2. Su-Ling Chia

    I wish we have these kinds of South Indian food in Malaysia. The Malaysian Indian food originates from South India. Historically, majority of the Malaysian Indians have roots that can be traced back to South India. 🤤🤤🤤😋😋😋👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    1. ayushmaan

      Yes Dravidian empire was there in Africa, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore. But due to some shifting of plates inside the earth some parts were submerged under sea called lemuria and other parts got shifted.

    2. Hare Krishna

      @Sourayan Biswas
      Punjabis usually eat lot of wheat based stuff and milk/ghee is like soul for them.
      Their Chai and Snacks is undoubtedly amazing.
      I’m Fourth generation of South Indian Tamil migrants. 😊
      South Indian foods is boring for me so I more prefer Malay foods for my daily routine. You must try it all when you come to Malaysia.
      Singapore also one of the best Southeast country with diverse population with heaven foods.

    3. Sourayan Biswas

      @Hare Krishna Thanks for your input. I’m sure punjabi and other north indian foods are amazing, but those foods are not really compatible with my stomach and taste buds, so I avoid those. 🙂 🙂 It’s really mind blowing how several different cultures and foods co-exist together in Malaysia and other south east asian countries.

    4. Hare Krishna

      @Sourayan Biswas
      It’s available in limited area.
      You can visit near Petaling street and Chinatown to eat Bengali food, those shops owned by Bangladeshi immigrants.
      If you want to eat various South Asian cuisine you can visit Little India in Kuala Lumpur.
      Most South Asian ethnics resided in Malaysia are Tamils and second largest are Punjabis so you can find their cultural foods.
      Malay foods also amazing and as an Indian I always prefer Malay foods .
      There is lot of Chinese restaurants so you can try it every corner of Malaysia.
      Overall Malaysian foods is heaven.
      We welcome you anytime. 😄

    1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

      Great information about Tamil Nadu and Kerala being the home of curry! Thanks for watching vt, hope you enjoyed the video- we loved Chennai’s food scene. Hope you like what we have coming up on the channel! Cheers, Sheena

    2. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

      😂😂😂 I’m sure you guys would love Chennai! It has such a laid-back, friendly feeling to it- we loved filming here and the food and people were amazing. Thanks for watching and commenting guys. Cheers, Sheena

    3. vt

      this is home for the word “curry” – kari, so if wanna try the authentic curry the ancient tamil land presently states of tamilnadu and kerala is the home for the curry

      the British indian takeaways’ curry’s are not curry at all as vast majority of the owners are bangladeshi and they got no clue how to cook a curry.

    1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

      We do too richard franklin!! We found the people so friendly and the food culture was amazing! We loved our time food hunting and filming there. Hope you enjoy our other Chennai videos mate. Cheers, Sheena

    1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

      Thanks so much Siva Guru! We loved this day of food hunting. Eating on the beach was awesome and the fish was delicious. Thanks for watching and commenting and we hope you enjoyed this video! Cheers, Sheena

    1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

      Totally Kirti Gupta! We have been the recipients of such amazing hospitality whilst we’ve been here. And those biscuits! Those two kids were so sweet. Thanks for watching and hope you liked the first of our Chennai videos mate. Cheers, Sheena

    1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

      We always love food hunting in India sanghamitra patro!! The variance between the states in terms of food and culture is incredible- we can’t wait to return for more eating and filming! Thanks for watching and we hope you enjoy the rest of our India series! Cheers, Sheena

  3. James Rinson

    Seems like you have done a lot of research before heading out to the streets..you have landed to perfect joints and tasted the best foods around the city …Keep do this amazing work…and feel bit jealous of you as well 😋

    1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

      Thanks so much for your lovely message James Rinson! Yes we do a lot of research and eating before we decide what to film 😄 Gosh, we love Chennai. Hope you enjoy our other India videos. Thanks for watching and commenting. Cheers, Sheena

    1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

      OMG for some reason whilst we were in Chennai we had dal on the brain and kept saying dal instead of sambhar 😅🙄 Love all the delicious chutneys with tiffin! Cheers, Sheena

    1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

      🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 we loved our time in Chennai AllzyShabzy 😀 #All in one! We found the people to be so friendly and welcoming and the food scene was awesome. We didn’t want to leave! We hope you enjoyed this video, thanks for watching and commenting and we hope you like the other Chennai content we have coming up. Cheers, Sheena

  4. Varsha Narayanan

    There are few videos on Chennai’s street food scene and I’m very glad that yours is among the even fewer ones that makes a Chennaite feel this nostalgic. I can’t believe that you covered Karpagambal mess. You made me jump because I know that place so well! 🙂 I just regretting that you didn’t try the bhutta or the sundal at the beach and maybe a typical full scale Tamil breakfast would have also been nice.

    1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

      Hi Varsha Narayanan, thank you so much for the lovely comment and we’re so glad you enjoyed the video. Karpagambal Mess was great- in fact all the messes we visited in Chennai were awesome. We love the city so much- the people, the food- it was our kind of place! Hope you like the other Chennai videos we have coming- 3 more to come- although there was still so much we missed out on. We can’t wait to get back here and film even more! Thanks for watching! Cheers, Sheena 😄

    1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

      Hi Deepak Sahani! Agreed! We love how they change so much in style from place to place! We couldn’t get enough of them so ended up putting them in a number of videos 😋 Thanks for watching and commenting on this one! Cheers, Thomas 😀

    1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

      Hi Allu Surya! Aren’t they so lovely! People are so friendly and kind in India and we loved getting to talk with people on the streets while we were out filming. So glad we got that piece on camera! Thanks for watching! Cheers, Thomas 😀😀

    1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

      Hi Ultimate 😄😄😄 thanks so much for your lovely welcome! We loved our time in Chennai and can’t wait to return to Tamil Nadu to see more of the state. Hope you enjoy the rest of our India series. Thanks for watching and commenting 😀 Cheers, Sheena

    1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

      Vanakkam Aravind Gopal and nandri for watching and commenting! We will definitely be back to Chennai we LOVED your city. Everyone we met was so friendly and welcoming and the food was sensational. We’re so glad our expressions showed how much we adored the food! Thanks for watching this one and we hope you enjoy the other Chennai content we have coming up! Cheers, Sheena

    1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

      😄😄😄😄😄 awww thanks Abhi Prabakar!! We’re all about learning about food cultures when we travel and eating like the locals- we loved our time in Chennai, hope you enjoyed this video and like the rest of our India series! Thanks for watching and commenting mate. Cheers, Sheena

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