Waffles Discovered!

I’d like to thank every single person who so kindly suggested spots to find waffles for breakfast after reading my post on my failed quest! (Yes, Nandhu, I know that was aeons ago!) Well, you’ll all be pleased to note that I found my waffles after a friend (tried of my endless wheedling, no doubt) took me to the Park Sheraton breakfast buffet.

(At this point I would like to place on record, that all this searching for waffles and breakfasts has skewed my sleep pattern considerably and I’m still known to be a tad irritable :-P)

Back to the buffet. V took pains to call up Park Sheraton the night before to make sure that waffles were part of the spread and so we toppled out of bed by 8 on a Sunday morning and sped over lest they shut shop (Tis between 7 and 10 am).

K and I were given strict instructions to try, eat and enjoy EVERY edible item in sight. This included a variety of cold cuts, eggs to order (however eccentric the order, they manage to take it with a straight face), a variety of cereals, toast, pancakes and waffles with maple syrup, ice cream or whatever your wee heart desires. Several things we’d only read of and salivated over while flipping through the Famous Five, were also eaten by us. There also existed an Indian section of Idlis, Payya, sambar and the like that V determinedly did justice to as part of her three-course breakfast.

The bill for three (which given our extremely disheveled appearance, they provided in somewhat of a hurry/worry) was about Rs. 1400 after taxes – so I suspect that at a rate of less than Rs. 500 per head for a meal that had us stuffed the entire day, it isn’t such a bad deal.

P.S. On the note of waffles (which I again have a craving for), I would like to introduce the readers of Chennai Metblogs to a very unique individual who shares the name, though for slightly different reasons. Anyone whose visited The Banyan would realise that a)we have alot of dogs, b)most of those dogs have `food names’. The `dada’ of the lot is Waffles, a brown-eyed beauty, who knows how to use her charm. Found by Vandana Gopikumar (one of The Banyan’s two founder-trustees) as a pup, mangled in a wire fence, Waffles cannot use her hindlimbs and two years ago, needed to get one of them amputated. But in spite of that, she barely waffles through Adaikalam (our transit care centre in Mogappair), if anything she zooms! The kind of spirit that keeps the staff and residents going, come rain or shine :-D

9 Comments so far

  1. Krishna (unregistered) on December 26th, 2007 @ 10:25 pm

    I don’t understand why you are so crazy about waffles. It doesn’t tast that good either.

    Anyway, at least somebody is happy.

  2. David (unregistered) on December 27th, 2007 @ 3:01 pm

    Thanks Ranjitha for the successful culmination of your quest for the Holy Grail where waffles are concerned! I love them too and can empathise with you! Five hundred bucks a pop for waffles is a bit steep for a family man though!

  3. bflychaser (unregistered) on December 27th, 2007 @ 8:36 pm

    hmmm…. people who haven’t yet tried ‘Onion oothappam’ with vadakari will talk big about yakki waffles.

    … that reminds me. Once I had to take my mom to ‘Waffle House’ for breakfast while travelling to Niagara. One bite.. she almost puked.. (some flavour(she calls it stink) didn’t go well with her)

    …. and my son started fighting with his sister on who would have the lionshare of the left over waffles.

    … I had two of them with fond memories of oothappam…

  4. Lakshman (unregistered) on December 28th, 2007 @ 3:04 am

    Waffles! Yum, the best is way to make them at home. If you cannot find a waffle maker, simply pur the batter on a pan and cook them like pancakes, slather with syrup.. and yumho!

  5. Sundeep (unregistered) on December 28th, 2007 @ 4:40 pm

    Long back, when I first tried Italian I said it was YUK! but these days it has become my staple diet..:). Waffles IMHO is an acquired taste. Either love it or hate it! Hmm.. certainly a tempting prospect of this breakfast when I am next in Chennai. Thanks for your article.

  6. shahul (unregistered) on December 28th, 2007 @ 10:36 pm

    You can get tasty waffles at Movenpick..

  7. Manu (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2008 @ 10:21 am

    Hey Ranjitha,
    Good end to a great quest! I will follow your footsteps and try out the breakfast buffet at Park Sheraton.

    How about starting a quest for Bagels? :-). I miss those too! What I’d do for some good Einstein Bagels and cream cheese!

  8. gooddaysunshine (unregistered) on January 8th, 2008 @ 6:47 pm

    You also get waffles at this little stall in the ground floor at Citicentre! If ur really enthu..you could buy urself a wafflemaker cum toaster from Philips!!

  9. Ashlin (unregistered) on January 14th, 2008 @ 7:05 pm

    Hey where is Park sheraton in Chennai?

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