Dewberry’s Spice 29 - My Review
Oct. 4, 2014, 5:39 p.m.
It was a long tiring week packed with deadlines at workplace. My soul longed for a relaxed chai time. Unfortunately, there was no munching time even :( But dear, God does not leave His child unfortunate. That weekend introduced me to this charming place - Spice29. I had gone there as part of the CFG showcase. Located at the inner side of a street, i was so skeptical that I walked in and out the street twice. Please do not be deceived by the location. This charming place of greenery & shady trees with mild music & chairs remain inside of the street with a small ad-board on top highlighting Drewberrys, their initial brand. They have expanded with the addition of new Indian Cuisine- Spice29. Kavitha and Ajay, the proud owners of Spice29 gave us a warm welcome and there was the big center table ready for our gang. Then came the dishes one by one. I loved the garnishings that came with each dish, I was mind boggled how in chennai these guys get a fresh mint and kothambir leaf to garnish each and every dish, and even the onions that were kept to accompany the starters were dipped which added to the taste. A salute to them for their serving ettiquettes, I took home the garnishing part as a learning for me !! Okay enough of my talks, lets move to the dishes :)roti



Mushroom cappuccino soup :) :) :) :) :)




Rich and creamy mushroom cappuccino soup topped with cinnamon dust, also had a crispy crostini topped with a small dollop of butter and a basil leaf. Served in a coffee mug, throwing an earthen aroma with each sip. But a full mug, definitely makes you full.


Usilampatti Ghee Roast Chicken :) :) :) :)

At the very first glimpse, it was like Usilampatti to USA. As said earlier , I couldn't stop admiring the way each dish was garnished. Look at the splash of colours!! :D I just tasted the tinge of masala around the chicken which was delicious with right blend of spices and a nice ghee aroma. My fellow bloggers too enjoyed it !


Tandoori chicken :) :) :) :)

The tandoor was good with a nice mint dip.


Karaikudi  spiced winglet popons with cheese :) :) :) :) :)

If you are a non-veg lover, please do not miss to order these winglet beauties. They show you the taste oh Heaven taste . By far the  best dish  in town. They are nicely fried with a cheese indulgence. Comes with finger fries and a tangy delicious dip. Yummy !!


Look at their attitude,haan ;)


Chennai Meen varuval :) :) :)

Chennai Meen Varuval was a bit on tangy & lower side since the above dishes dominated. It was okay.


Malai Broccoli :) :) :) :) :)

If you are a veg-lover, please don’t miss this yummy starter. This gives your money worth. I have always thought that broccoli finds hard to fit in Indian cuisine. The very first bite of these divine crunchy malai broccolis, changed my idea. I have been trying to replicate this but in vain :( Not even close to how delicious it tasted in spice29. They were perfectly tandoored in clay pot, spiced and topped with malai. The mint dip was equally good.


Nut stuffed paneer  :) :) :) :) :)

Nut stuffed paneer tikka was quite new to me. They tasted rich and delicious. It grabbed me twice or thrice . Had them again and again.


Mumbai style onion bhajia :) :) :) :)

Crispy Onion Bhajis topped with cheese. I would have preferred it plain without the cheese/cream topping.


Main Course

Appam & Vegetable Stew :) :) :) :) :)

Appams @ spice29 are larger in size and close to my mom's melt-in-mouth appams. They were perfect with the vegetable stew loaded with colourful veggie chunks.


Dal baneras - Black Dal :) :) :) :)

The usual dal makhani was served with a basket of rotis and naan. It was good.


Lamb shank Roganjosh :) :) :)

Yes, a large shank-ed lamb boy :) He was cooked perfect and seasoned well. The curry had a tinge of tanginess which I don't prefer in a roganjosh. Besides roganjosh, we had a hot and peppery chicken curry for the rotis.


Lime Mint Cooler :) :) :) :)

The beverage was perfect after a spicy flavour rich lunch and Kavitha was keen enough to explain that it was not served the way it was meant to be – ice crushed smoothie. Looks like they had problems with blenders and hence they served the mint cooler like a juice. However, it was satisfying to me. Next to the desserts


Elaneer Payasam :) :) :) :)

Elaneer payasam had the right sweetness and I was a happy soul to dig in the tender coconut pieces and quickly relish them enjoying the greens & shades around me :D


So what do I have to say overall.. A looonggg tiring week ?! Just chill out at Spice 29...!! Gooood Ambience, Super duper Starters... Food and the place together is a treat to your  all senses!! Fresh n Fresh :)

Address :  #6/29, 'Rajam', Rajasekaran Street, (Next to Van Huesen Showroom on RK Salai), Mylapore, Chennai, TN

Cost for 2 :  1000 Rs/- Approx

Contact :      098 84 321111

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