Indian Banana

There’s an amazing, international South Indian restaurant chain named Saravana Bhavan which I discovered during my first visit to Chennai.  By some sort of angelic coconut chutney miracle, when I arrived home after my trip, a Saravana Bhavan had opened in Vancouver!  My farm friends and I have since renamed it the “Indian Banana”.

Two weeks ago we piled into an ambassador taxi for a day trip to Kanchipuram.  Kanchipuram is an hour and a half inland from where we’re staying and it was the seat of the Pallava dynasty during the 7th century.  It is said to be the second holiest Indian city — next to Varanasi — and houses over 1,000 temples.  We visited six of them and made our own little pilgrimage to Saravana Bhavan for a special lunch thali.  It sure was special!

Here are a few of the photos.


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One response to “Indian Banana

  1. tina

    I WANT TO BE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    oh there’s that desire again, hell with it……………………
    I STILL WANT TO BE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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