Ayyappa – Puffs & Chocolate Milk
What’s in a Veg. Puff. Every other bakery has it. The Bangalore Iyengar Bakeries popularised it even further. It must be the same everywhere. Yes indeed, except the ones at Ayyappa’s. There is somehting about the Veg. Puff here that is different. First and foremost, it is not that flaky and oily like what you get elsewhere, where you spill over more Puff than actually eat. It is indeed crispy but the layers are more definite and not oily at all. For a change, you need not dig in and search for the vegetable stuffing. It is generous, well cooked and moderately spicy. And trust me, the Puffs are of a decent size. You finish one, and you want another for sure.
And at Rs. 6/- it is worth every penny. Move over, to another speciality, the Chocolate Milk. The only other place which used to serve good Chocolate Milk was Senthils on Kutchery Road, Mylapore but I guess he is stopped it now. Ayyappa’s Chocolate comes in small bottles, nice & cold, not very chocolaty, not very sweet, just perfect only to make you wanting for more. And even better, you don’t need to worry about the pesticides :) Rs. 6 again for this too. Late for a meeting, in Royapettah area, need a quick snack/lunch @ less than Rs. 20, go for 2 veg. puffs and a chocolate milk and you will still be left with Rs. 2 to pick up some candies.
Ayyappa’s is situated right on the corner of the road which enters Balaji Nagar. When you come down from Mylpore towards Royapettah, drive past Deccan Plaza and reach the Junction and Aayyapa’s is on the corner of the road which goes to Balaji Nagar. And the Puffs are over latest by 5.30-6pm. The best time to catch one is at arpund 2pm.