Finally, some fine snacks!
After readin a lot on Mansukh and its yummy gujju food, i went in search of this place. Now that the new flyover is on in t nagar, its more suffocating and irritating to get here .. but yea i found the place somehow! It looks like a small sweet shop from the outside, then y all the hype?
Well i look at the menu, self service he says in a rude tone. I wanted to ask whats special there, whats khandvi (or watever), wats this and whats that since m not a gujju by any chance but wanted try their best. But somehow i didnt feel like, due to the tone of this guy. Had the Khandvi since i am used to dhoklas, it was actually awesome and will def have again! So i went ahead and bought some sweets, the strawberry agra peda and jelebi were good. The aloo tikki was different and yummy. The ribbon pakoda was the best of all, packed in a typical dept store pack i dint expect it to be so fresh and crisp and tasty. Now i again went ahead and ordered poori with aloo suk, take away, but thats where i made the mistake, the food took a long time to come due to the crowd and it wasnt good either. I’ve had better ones on the roadside stalls and ofcourse Rangoli!
But overall i guess very good sweet and savories stall they have. The snacks are very yummy and unique (i fell in love with gujju food after i ate at Rangoli!). But if you want to dine in or take away from the food counter, mayb u shud try something else, not the puri and def not the aloo :). Dont expect service. Ambiance is typical of a sweet shop with few chairs to eat, but there are more ppl here since they have a proper food stall too. Mayb cos there are not much gujju specialty places in chennai, its definitely worth a try!
Ambiance – 3/5
Food – 4/5
Service – 2.5/5
Price – around 150 bucks for a couple (but u shud take some snacks back home, add that expense too!)
Will i go back again? – Yea… to pick up the ribbon pakoda atleast!
Mansukh’s Sweets and Snacks
10, Ramaswamy Street,
Opp. Shree Temple of Gold,
T.Nagar, Chennai – 600017
Phone: 24341867, 243451258
You get Mansukh’s snacks packed and sold in Spencer’s and other food stores too!