Shinkow's Chinese Restaurant: Beer in newspaper
This is located near St Stephen's Church. You enter on the left-hand side and go through to the "Zodiac Room" where the tables and general ambience is better. Veg, pork, chicken, beef and fish main dishes cost between Rs60-Rs130 for small or large portions. Beer (Rs90) comes chilled from across the road somewhere, wrapped in newspaper and then you have to hide it from view behind a menu! Good food and service.
Quality Restaurant: New, clean and posh
This is a new, posh looking place that's located just down the hill from St Stephen's Church. Main meat dishes cost between Rs90-100, veg dishes Rs50-60. They also do a buffet lunch menu. Service is very good and the food is as well.
Cafe Coffee Day: Posh seating
Cafe Coffee Day is a part of India's largest coffee empire named Coffee Day which has 125 years of coffee growing history. At present, Cafe Coffee Day operates over 800 cafes in over 100 cities all over India. The cafe offers more than 10 types of hot coffee, 5 types of cold coffee and also tea for tea lovers. In addition, it also serves smoothie, granites, pizzas, burgers, cakes, sandwiches, pastries and ice creams and even sells souvenir T-shirts, caps and mugs. I came to this branch in Ooty and really enjoyed the relaxed decor and atmosphere which was just so different to other cafes and eating establishments.
Toda Village: Toda Food
The Toda women in the village we were visiting prepared a snack, dinner and breakfast for us ~ the food was vegetarian, as are the Todas, with bright red chili peppers throughout.
The heat was so intense that I couldn't eat much of it ~ even the rice wasn't able to dampen the intensity. A number of the group members were up to the challenge though and enjoyed the meals.
Wherever you go. . .you can always find ice cream: Wherever you go. . .
The second day in the Nilgiri Hills, while we were visiting the second Toda village for wedding preparations, I was surprised to see all of the children suddenly sun off with the arrival of these men.
It soon made perfect sense ~ even out in the what seems ot be the middle-of-nowhere, ice cream carts are a huge hit.