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Food Review: Zea popcorn, Chennai.

Zea Popcorns is one of these snack shacks kind of place that provides healthy and innovative snacks at very affordable rates. It is a pure vegetarian shack. Their range of Popcorns varieties is to die for, especially the fruit pops popcorn! Just look at those colours!

 P.C. Zomato India 

I again ordered my food in through Swiggy. I ordered the Cheese licks popcorn along with a veg quesadilla burger and a tandoori paneer wrap! 

The Cheese licks popcorn, lives up to its name perfectly. It comes in two sizes and I chose the smaller pack that cost me ₹50/- and it’s worth every bit of the money spent! I was actually licking my fingers clean and my daughter wouldn’t let go of it either! A perfect movie time snack! 

The veg quesadilla burger was really yummy too. The patty was rich and thick and was perfectly crispy. That along with the bell peppers, onions and yummy garlic mayo! Next thing to heaven! 

Finally the tandoori paneer wrap, was a little bit of a disappointment. The wrap bread (parata) was very very oily and tasted a little undercooked! The filling too was mostly oily and soggy! I don’t know if it was because I ordered for a delivery, the wrap got soggy by the time it reached me. I don’t think so cuz my order was delivered really quick! Taste-wise, it was ok but cannot be compared to the burger! 
Overall, Zea Gourmet is surely Foodtalkstic Approved! Such yummy food at such pocket friendly rates! It would be every college students haven! Even for people like me, it is pleasant to find such pocket friendly snack shacks. 

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Restaurant Review- 80 Degrees East, Chennai!

This warm and cozy little café is located in the Nanganallur area, Chennai. It is comparatively a newly opened café and already it has gained a lot of attention and visibility (considering its location amidst a busy main Street). So, naturally I had to visit this café! 

P.C. Zomato India

At one glance anyone can agree that it’s a really small café. There are about 4 four seater tables, 3 two-seaters and a few high raise chairs by the entrance! So that could be one main reason why this place looks so crowded all the time! 

Even the menu card wasn’t ready yet at the time of my visit. They had stapled together a few sheets with the names of the dishes printed on them! But I really loved the words printed on the sides, it made me smile. 

We stuck to the basics while ordering. We chose Masala Chai and Desi Fries. 

The Chai (tea) was pretty amazing. It was perfectly hot and creamy at the same time it had the perfectly blended flavours of clove, cinnamon and elaichi. The aroma was divine. Coffee is easy, but getting a tea right is a pretty hard thing! I must say, 80 Degrees East did that job pretty perfectly!

And then these ‘Desi Fries’ which is supposedly the Indian brother of ‘French Fries’ (as mentioned in the menu!) 😂 
I pretty much expected some French Fries tossed in some Mexican spice mix. Don’t get me wrong but it’s what the spicy Fries in KFC, McDonald’s etc. are made of. They are not really spicy, just a little tangy! But 80 Degrees East got this one right too. Crispy fried French Fries coated completely with chilli powder and other Indian spices tossed together with fried curry leaves (gave the Indian touch). The aroma, flavours, touch & feel, everything was perfect!

Location- ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ambience- ⭐️⭐️

Food- ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Price- Moderate

I would surely say 80 Degrees East is Foodtalkstic Approved. I would go back in there all the time just for those spicy Desi Fries!