Hak & Chill, a two-month old venture, sells chilled ilaneer payasam, special Badam milk and cold filter coffee in 200 ml plastic bottles, providing Mylaporeans shopping on South Mada Street a place to cool off.
These are the only items sold here. The space is neat and well-designed too. The beverages cooling refrigeration boxes here are stocked with the bottles.
The drinks can be carried home or one can enjoy them here.
Each 200 ml bottle of any type costs Rs 80. Ilaneer payasam is made from tender coconut water, tender coconut kernel and milk and sugar.
Badam milk is from badam, carrot, milk and sugar. Cold coffee has 85/15 coffee chicory filter decoction.
The shop’s caretaker says the drinks can be kept unrefrigerated for two hours before consuming and needed deep freezing to preserve. “This is because no preservative is used. All that we use are natural ingredients”, says the owner of the shop, M. A. Kaliesraj.
He says they use Heritage full cream milk.
This business is an extension of the famed MAK Bajji shop in Triplicane.
The Mylapore shop is open all days of the week from 10 am to 8.30 pm. At 11, South Mada Street (close to Narasu’s Coffee), Mylapore. Phone: 48640153.
Note: There is also a ‘MAK n Patksan’ shop belonging to the same business next door; this place sells traditional murukku and thattai, sweets and snacks and podis and thokku.
– Report, photo by V. Soundararani