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Balaji Sandwich Stall

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Sort Out Those 6PM Cravings, By Visiting This Iconic Sandwich Shop Outside Alsa Mall

Arun posted on 15 February

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This iconic sandwich shop has been around for more than three decades and they make the best sandwiches in the city. We decided to put that claim to test.

History First

Balaji Sandwich Stall is older than I am. It’s also probably older than most people reading this article. With age, comes experience and with it finely tweaked recipes. Forgive my pun, but their bread winner {quite literally} is their simple bread omelette; two clean slices of bread that come together to sandwich the perfect omelette, glazed with their signature green chutney, served to you after being toasted gently. It is as yummy as it is quick. The stall is also well equipped to handle large orders , just give them a day’s notice and they’ll have as many as you want packed and ready.

And there are nearly 60+ kinds to pick from. With that much choice, it was hard for me to choose what to get, so I opted to ask Vijay, the current culinary extraordinaire at Balaji Sandwich Shop for a recommendation. I was made to start with a Chicken Cheese Toast, yummy and tasty, but I was still hungry. So I asked him if he could recommend something else, and two minutes later I’m wolfing down a Cheese Bread Omelette. The green chutney was divine. It was so good, I decided I wanted both those sandwiches in one and got the monster Egg Chicken Cheese Bread Omelette and boy was it amazing.

What Did He Say?

Fed to the gills, I proceeded to ask Vijay about the intricacies of running the store. The sandwiches are apparently made with freshly-bought ingredients every day. Their signature green chutney that they use in most of their sandwiches is the perfect mix of mint, coriander, salt, chilli and other spices, is also made fresh at home.

To give you a sense of how crazy folks are about these sandwiches, five copycat sandwich stalls have opened just 20 feet away from Balaji Sandwich Stall. When asked if they pose a threat to his stall, he confidently said that his patrons choose him over the others. So I pressed on and asked him what does pose a threat to his store, and he regretfully said that with the growth of modern, large scale eateries, stalls like his don’t attract as many customers as they used to, simply because people don’t hear about Balaji Sandwich Stall as much.

So, go ahead and check out Balaji Sandwich Stall just outside Alsa Mall, it’ll be the best INR 100 you spend on food, and you might even make Vijay’s day if you tell him you went there because you read my recommendation!

 

Where: Alsa Mall, Montieth Road, Egmore, Chennai

Timings: 10:30am to 11pm

Contact: Vijay +91 9884213078

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Balaji Sandwich Stall

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    Alsa Mall, 149, Montieth Road, Egmore, Chennai

    Fast Food Restaurants

    Balaji Sandwich Stall

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