Whenever I am in a new city I am constantly looking for local food options specially the street food of that city.
That not only saves the additional expenses of paying three times the price by getting it in room service but also helps me explore the taste and eating habits of the City. And speaks a lot on the cultural aspect of the place.
So this trip to Vijayawada was a single day trip and I got on street straight after work hours to experience as much as possible.
First thing I experienced was one of my personal favorite food – #Bhelpuri , and as I said the local street food talks a lot of the preparation process, style ,local ingredients, twist in original recipes and this one was really a very interesting one where they call it Masala mixture and literally use #MirchiBhajiya in making it , this is a spicy version of Bombay bhel and this one uses lemon juice in access , along with dry mattar chat to bind the Bhel making it very palatable and Fried corn flakes adding to the taste and Crunch, loaded with peanuts.
Recommendation : Try it on roadside only for authentic taste and flavor of Vijayawada.
From the same vendor what further I tried was #Bhaiya Masala , in this case big green chilli Bhajiya was cut and stuffed with Mattar chat, peanuts, onion, lemon juice and Bhelpuri and it was yummy. Prized at Just Rs. 10/- it was a great deal
If you are in South you can’t say no to Filter copy, and that’s one of my personal favorite thing to have in South as one does not get that taste anywhere else.
And this cup of perfectly brewed instant Bru coffee was a the best buy for just Rs. 12/- at a Dhaba on road on my way from airport. Made and served in a classic filter coffee style in a ceramic mug though but tasted no less.
Idly with Andhra chutney – Now as I was asking my driver to suggest me something on the street to eat the first thing that he suggested was Andhra Thalli but since it was already 5pm so all I could grab was Idly. And the special ginger chutney that they serve with idly was outstanding. Priced at just Rs. 25/- it was great on taste and size of idly was almost double to what we get in Delhi. Though not perfectly rounded , but more than perfectly streamed.
Egg Bhajiya – Most of the street vendors sell lot of Bhajiya options on the stalls. And Egg Bonda or Egg Bhajiya was a true delight for a egg lover like me who can only have boiled egg and preparations that has boiled egg. And this one was a super delight. In love with their chutney I made them serve me this with their Chutney.
So if you are in this beautiful city, then just ditch your hotel food and hit the city to unleash some really exciting food options of the city , and trust me you will not be let down with the value for money food on streets of Vijayawada.