Southern Spice, the country’s most iconic South Indian specialty restaurant at Taj Coromandel offers guests the quintessential South Indian experience having reinvented itself as a ‘culinary destination’ for food connoisseurs and gourmands from across the world. This restaurant was also recently awarded the best restaurant in Chennai by US-based Glam Media’s Foodie Top 100 Restaurants. This list spotlights restaurants that provide exemplary dining experiences first, along with décor, service, and drinks programs that complement the dining experience within the context of the food. Southern Spice is the only restaurant from Chennai to feature among the Top 100.
With an aim to cater to the needs of its growing Japanese guests in the city, Southern Spice has translated the entire menu into Japanese, ensuring that the meal experience does not turn out to be a guessing game for the guest. This translated menu will offer a glimpse into the exotic culinary mosaic of the four Southern States of Tamil Nadu and prepare guests for the exotic experience that will follow. The menu will also enable the Japanese guests to understand the flavour of the dishes better. This is the first of many such initiatives by Southern Spice to take traditional south Indian cuisine to the international markets and create better awareness of the diversity of the culinary landscape.
The Arachivitta Sambhar (lentils, stone ground spices, drumsticks and Madras onions), Gutthi Vonkaya (baby eggplant filled with ground lentils cooked in a tomato-flavoured mix), Asparagus Paruppu Usili (asparagus and steamed lentils with Madras chillies), Godhi Bella Ice Cream (broken wheat, banana and jaggery ice-cream) or the all-time favourite, Elaneer Payasam (chilled tender coconut pudding) will no longer be unrecognizable dishes on the menu card!Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia’s largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 105 hotels in 64 locations across India with an additional 17 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house.