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Madurai is seriously ancient. Its recorded history goes back as far as the 3rd century BC. And from then to now, it seems to have been populated by gourmands. There are written recipes dating back to that time, which are followed to date.
In a city that takes its food so seriously, exploring local food is a great starting point for getting acquainted with the city. Madurai street food makes for a perfect backdrop for stories of the city and its people.
Madurai has a lively food scene and a recorded history that spans two millennia. Join us on the food trail and eat your way through some of that history. Most food businesses began on roadsides so its little wonder the owners are deeply involved hands-on in their running years later. As we travel the Madurai food trail every mouthful of its street food will earn you a slew of anecdotes and stories revealing many aspects of its people, its culture and way of life. We will visit many local hot spots on the tour sampling the best snacks and beverages and local indulgences to get a head start on the delights of Madurai’s main course culinary offerings. From soups to idlis and curry leaf omelettes to liver fry and mutton curry to uttapams, porottas and fragrant biryanis, their aromatic presence is evident whenever you pass the eateries which open up very early to cater to many sittings through the day of hungry folk. And all washed down with a thin post-meal buttermilk Madurai-style. Meals are traditionally served on banana leaves at a Madurai eating house and when done with closed and disposed of… very eco-friendly and back to nature eating culture experience for sure.
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