I landed up at a hotel called Hotel Jai Paradise for lunch. It was a nice place, owned by an ex-chef from Carnival Cruises. He introduced himself and was overjoyed to know that I was also from the marine field. We chatted for a long time. I wanted to have Chettinad cuisine that day, and asked him if he could comply, to which he retorted gladly. I left the choice of dishes to him stipulating it should be one fish and one chicken. Chettinad cuisine is the cuisine of the Chettiar community and the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu state. Chettinad cuisine is considered (arguably) one of the spiciest and the most aromatic in India. Well for a side dish, I got a masala fried slice of king fish (Surmai) and a slightly pungent but finger-licking chicken Chettinad curry with the local large grain rice. It was great and I finished every morsel. I expected a big bill considering the ambiance and the service, but to my surprise the cost was quite competitive. After wishing my host well, I retraced my steps back out of the hotel.