Third branch of MAPLAI, a true South Indian food restaurant or to be more particular, food from Madurai opens up in Kilpauk just few mins walk away from Ega theatre. CHEPPANKIZHANGU ROAST tasted like Nendharam pazham chips superbly roasted in idli podi alike without any oil at 150 ₹ was worth. NON VEG started with simple and worthy MUTTON OMELETTE at 170 ₹, small pieces of soft Mutton stuffed into.
KOKKARAKO CHICKEN LOLLYPOP at 260 ₹ was something different without being saucy, the spices acted good. Seeraga Samba flavored MADURAI MUTTON BIRIYANI was really good. Tender meat portions went well with the flavorful rice. Desserts 3 WAY VATTALAPPAM, an appam shaped mousse made with 3 flavors each one with Karuppatti (Palm Jaggery), Sugar and Jaggery. Loved it. Their much specialised KARUPPATTIMISU, a Tiramisu made with Karuppatti, flavor was decent compared to the previous dessert. Though comparatively expensive, Maplai has the taste from the roots of Madurai that itself excites us.