Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena Recipe

MADURAI STREET FOOD, India | Tamil Nadu's delicious SOUTH INDIAN food | Banana leaf + street food

MADURAI STREET FOOD, India | Tamil Nadu's delicious SOUTH INDIAN food | Banana leaf + street food

Amazing $1.40 SOUTH INDIAN vegetarian meal + South Indian street food | MADURAI, India street food

Madurai the street food capital of Tamil Nadu, India! This city has a street food culture like no other and is often referred to as the city that never sleeps on account of it’s thriving nighttime street food scene. We take you on a massive South Indian street food tour around Madurai from a traditional South Indian vegetarian banana leaf lunch and butter bun to the famous jigarthanda- Madurai’s iconic drink. We hope you enjoy this South Indian street food tour in Madurai, India. #southindianstreetfood #indianstreetfood #madurai #india

What we ate and where we ate it: 

1. Sojji appam at street food cart at Teppakulam where the street food gathers around the temple, Mariamman Nagar, Meenakshi Nagar, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625009. Open daily from around 6:00pm.

2. Jigarthanda at Famous Jigarthanda, corner (near Vilakkuthoon, No:94, E Mart St, Kamarajar Salai, Industrial Estate, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 62500. Open daily 9:00am to 10:30pm.

3. Vegetarian meal at Sriram Mess, Kaka Thoppu St, Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001. Open daily 11:00am to 4:00pm. 

4. Butter Bun at Sri Meenakshi Coffee Bar, N Avani Moola St, Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 62500. Open daily- butter buns available from late afternoon until 9:00pm.


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We’re Thomas and Sheena, food and travel fiends. We travel full time, hunting for the BEST local food in the world to showcase via our YouTube videos. Food is a window into a country’s culture and one of the most exciting ways to get to know a place.

We’re all about eating what and where the locals eat. You won’t find food that’s been created merely to be social media worthy on here- no rainbow bagels, gold leaf soft serves- just genuine, authentic food that tastes incredible.

From street food to mom and pop restaurants, we want to show you the best and most authentic food we find on our travels.

#streetfood #beststreetfood #food #chasingaplate



Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena on January 21, 2020

Hi gang! Remember to follow along for real time eating over on Instagram @chasingaplate We’re in Delhi at the moment filming up a storm. Hope you enjoy this one- we had a ball in the South 💕 Thanks for watching and we’d love you to give this video a 👍 if you enjoyed it 😄 Big love, Thomas & Sheena

A.J. Thilak on February 6, 2021

Welcome to Tamilnadu. Your video is awesome! 💕

Tamil Kodi on March 18, 2021

Madurai = food heaven. There are lot more varieties of food to enjoy not only in madurai , also in whole Tamil nadu.

Natchammai Mahesh on March 18, 2021

Thanks for coming to my hometown🙏🙏 nanri 🙏🙏

Francine on March 23, 2021

The mans noises while eating are so obnoxious 🙄 and irritating

Ankit Jaiswal on March 27, 2021

Reveal the exact prices in Inr ..and Google map location please

Gautham Patnaik on March 29, 2021

Fifth video continuously really. Amazing you guys are experts. Love you both from India.

Thiru mukilan on April 2, 2021

Most of the viewers are Tamil. Any one like here

Chow Chi Chang on April 10, 2021

The most delicious vegetarian food in the world !!! ❤️

I bet they can even make Kale delicious !

Narender Kumar on May 28, 2021

Really love to see your Video… Really did hardworking 👍

Saran Ani on June 15, 2021

Lovely guys ♥️

Janne Markkanen on July 1, 2021

How can you use water in India like that? I heard that foreigners can't drink water there. You're putting it into banana leaf… :/

Janne Markkanen on July 1, 2021

I agree that in India I could also be a vegeterian. Indian food is so so good!

Md Jabed Miah on July 29, 2021

Without talking much just go up to any restaurants or food vendor and film yourself when you eat.

Maria D'Ange on August 5, 2021

You forget to say that one washes their hands before and after eating meals with one's hands. Obviously only to eat with the right hand. The art of eating nicely is small portions with only tips of fingers 😉 🙏

MÅŔÌÑ ÅŇŤÔŇÝ on August 20, 2021

Hiii I am from madurai and also I lives in madurai

blossom of Spring on September 4, 2021

Yummy,looks colourful. My kind advice to foreigners plz eat South Indian foods in south India instead of North India because that taste different from our food. I did not mention every north indian hotels which make south side foods bt many prepare it in wrong manner & serves with high price. If you go to North India eat their food it is good

Prasana S on September 4, 2021

I like yours Tamil pronounced nadri and vanakam sister. Would you like Madurai

Santhi Bezawada on October 2, 2021

We are indian🇮🇳

india is so beautiful

I'm fried chicken on October 11, 2021

Review was amazing. Also thanks for vlogging madurai.

Jethro D Toxin on December 13, 2021

u r pronouncing madurai wrongly it is a big embarassing moment for madurai peoples

Madurai Hari on January 17, 2022


U on January 24, 2022

That spicy zucchini is a pickle to be eaten with the curd rice. People don’t generally mix it with the rice. Typical eating order: first is sweet item, usually a sweet porridge, then the yellow lentil (paruppu rice with ghee), then sambhar followed by rasam rice mixes, then comes the final curd rice to be eaten with the black curd-soaked spicy chilli (moremilakai). You allocate and mix portions of the steamed rice as and when you add those soups. Lentil Appalam, fritter (masala vadai), potatoe curry, runny vegetable (I think it’s koottu) are sides to those rice mixes. Miss Madurai and its temples!

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