Quick bites for people on the move
The success of snack bars depends on their location. Strategically set on the Kadavanthra-Ponnurunni road, Snacko is easy to spot for any commuter. This is exactly how I end up at this small and cosy 12-cover outlet run by a young couple, Tessy Jacob and Rajiv James, and their friend Sreejith Sudheer.
“We expanded the previous takeaway counter here to include a small dining area and designed a simple menu so that it’s best suited for the limited space,” says Rajiv, who is involved in the retail vegetable supply chain from Mysore to Kerala. As I sip on a pulpy mango drink, I notice that the menu features common snacks like chicken nuggets, along with quirky dishes like chicken sausage omelette.
Their spicy meatballs glazed with devils sauce and served alongside tartar and barbeque sauce is a heady mix of herbal flavours. As if to equalise the spiciness of the meatballs, the burger which follows—with a house-made beef patty—is rather bland, but loaded with cheese and lettuce.
For those looking to dine light, their platter of scrambled eggs with chicken sausage and baked beans makes for an excellent choice.Though visually appealing, the chicken drumsticks disappoint me with a lack of flavour and thick crumb coating. “We’re constantly experimenting with the menu and plan to include more dishes as we go,” informs Tessy, as I prepare to leave almost full from snacking!
Meal for two `350 onwards