Thayir Saadam Fritters To Goth Ice Cream: The Best Weird Food Trends Of 2017

Shruti posted on 21 December

Quirky or crazy? Food trends come and go, but no matter what, if it’s weird, if it’s different, we still want to know what it tastes like. So here’s a little list that may be handy the next time you want to experiment with the gang. Presenting 2017’s best weird food trends.

Goth Ice Cream At Sitcom

For food that’s as dark as your soul, head to Sitcom The Drama Diner in Neelankarai, and dig into black ice-cream made from activated charcoal. It’s served in a charcoal-infused black waffle cone and topped with rainbow sprinkles for some colour And there’s a hint of coconutty flavour too. Want to try? Just make sure to call in advance and ask them if it’s available first.

Also, they currently have a special Star Wars Menu where you can get dishes like Darth Chocolate Spaghetti {chocolate spaghetti topped with white chocolate and goth ice cream} and a black Death Star Pizza with veggie or chicken toppings. May the force be with you for this one!

Cafes

145, East Coast Road, Neelankarai, Chennai

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Black Burger At Soul Garden Bistro

If goth desserts aren’t your thing, how about a goth burger instead? At Soul Garden Bistro’s newest outlet in Kilpauk, give the dark Madras Burger a try. Made using coconut shell activated charcoal, the south Indian twist is that the patty is made of lentils {namma masala vadai} served with an onion chutney. Yes, it’s vegetarian, so go on, have a bite.

Casual Dining

14, Ananda Road, Opp. To Danzza Dance Studio, Alwarpet, Chennai

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Thayir Saadam Fritters At Broken Bridge Café

You’re going to love this idea or hate it! We’re all a bit protective of our dear thayir saadam, but these fritters at Broken Bridge Cafe turned out to be quite yum! The crispy crust with the soft, comforting filling, the narthangai flavour and the delectable accompanying dip make for a great start to your meal.

Cafes

94, Sathyadev Avenue, MRC Nagar, Chennai

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Bamboo Biryani At Naachiyaar Kitchen

How cool is this? Biryani cooked and served out of an actual bamboo! This slightly smokey dish at Naachiyar Kitchen is called Suttamungil Biryani and is available for INR 210 upwards. You can get it in three versions – kozhi {chicken}, eral {prawn} and kari {meat}. Which one do you want to try?

Casual Dining

22, Govindhu Street, Near Panagal Park, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai

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Chocolate Shawarma At Chocolate Shawarma

You know it’s serious business when the dish is named after the restaurant. Or is it vice versa? Instead of scooping out chunks of chicken from a rotisserie, it’s chocolate layers here, so dessert lovers, rejoice! Get shavings of dark chocolate, white chocolate and milk chocolate onto your plate. They’ve also got a Nutella Oreo Burger — Nutella and Oreo crumbs between two buns. Weird or cool? Also, they’re currently under renovation {at the time of this publication} so do give them a call before you head here.

Fast Food Restaurants

5th Avenue, AD Block, Anna Nagar, Chennai

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Brownie Fries At Icekraft

Move over French fries, we found something better! Strips of brownies. Yum. Red Velvet Batter. Yummier. Anything fried. Yummiest. Now imagine all three! Indulge in Red Velvet Brownie fries at Icekraft and slip into dessert heaven.

Dessert Parlours

68/3, G.N. Chetty Road, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai

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Cotton Candy Shots At Secret Society

What’s a list without alcohol? From our list of best cocktails in the city we found something special. If you love nibbling on wispy cotton candy ever since you were a kid, here’s a nice adult twist to it. Add some alcohol to it, of course! The Kami Candy is a Kamikaze shot with cotton candy and you’re definitely going to want to give it a shot!

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Pubs

Treebo J's Five Two Hotel, 55, 2nd Main Road, R A Puram, Chennai

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