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    The new Metro Dine in Anna Nagar gives Indian-Chinese fans something to chew on

    Some of you might be familiar with Hill Greens, a fast food restaurant near Anna Nagar Roundtana. After remaining shut for two years, the eatery has been relaunched as a fine-dining multi-cuisine restaurant named Metro Dine. “I couldn’t look after Hill Greens by myself. So I waited for my son to finish his education before deciding to open Metro Dine. We retained our old chefs all this while and are now ready to give the best service to Chennai’s denizens,” says Abdul Hassan, the owner. Hassan and his son Suhail opened the 80-cover place three weeks ago, equipping it with no-fuss interiors, wooden chairs and a few paintings.

    METRODIN21On the menu (and an extensive one at that), we found Indian-Chinese favourites like hot and sour chicken soup (with julienned carrots, spinach and spring onions), honey and sesame chicken (sweet and spicy chicken that could have been a bit more crisp) and chicken momos (green, thanks to the spinach added to the flour).

    For something Indian, their variety of succulent kebabs (chicken, lamb, paneer and fish) will not disappoint. For mains, again it’s the Indian-Chinese that shines through.METRODINE8

    The Metro chef’s special fried rice (with chicken and egg), dotted with burnt garlic and plenty of finely-diced cashew nuts, beat the butter naans hands down.

    The latter was a bit too thick, the accompanying chicken butter masala being the saving grace. For dessert they offer popular choices like the banana split, brownie and falooda — sadly, we didn’t save space for any.
    Meal for two at approximately Rs.800. They also deliver. Details: 26262700

    — Sharmistha Maji

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