The fresh new renovated Bayleaf! Chennai has quite a few Bengali food places. This one is special for many reasons, one being that it has been around for more than 21years. They have been dishing out homestyle bengali food for chennaites with the best from the cuisines of Bengali food. The place is now renovated and looks brand new. Above all I got to visit the kitchen that was absolutely clean! The new young entrepreneur Abhyuday has taken all efforts to take the legacy forward from his parents. He sure is taking care to see that Chennai is not missing out on good Bengali food.
Apart from their regular menu there is a kebab festival on till the 5th of January. kebabs when made by experienced hands has a different flavour that is hard to explain, all the kebabs had their own distinct flavours. BBQ mango chicken kebab was definitely distinct and had its own flavour. A must try! The galouti was extremely tender, the tulsi jhingra and sunehri jhingra had the right flavour, the tulsi flavour was fresh. The Gilafi mutton sheek looked and tasted yum! The mutton barra (mutton chops) were high on flavour and tender to eat. Peshawari Brocolli was a good inclusion for a little of vegetables. Fish is always special for the Bengali’s betki kobiraji – sea bass covered in egg and deep-fried. Bayleaf is known for it’s rolls and we had to have it! Lasuni murg roll without egg was the best!
The main course for vegeterian and non vegetarians are equally good chor chori a medley of sweet and bitter vegetables like brinjal, pumpkin, drumsticks and ridge gourd and potato is used as a neutralizer. The non vegetarian main course offcourse was my favourite with betki / seabass mustard curry, koshar mangsho, steamed Gobind bogh rice and the daab chingri.
What is a Bengali meal with out a Mishti doi finale!
With a renovated place and updated menu it sure is a place to.visit.