Sugarcane foods – A small shop almost hidden in Jayanagar, Bangalore is a delight for lovers of sugarcane juice. I hope, I am not wrong in assuming that there are quite a significant number of people who take a particular fancy to this naturally rich juice.
Situated in the 26th main, near SSMRV college and the 4th T block bus stop, this shop attracts a good crowd anytime in the day. With uniformed people manning it and a young girl (at times, two elegantly dressed girls) dishing out the 10 Re token for the juice, instrumental music playing in the background, the ambiance is just about perfect to sip the sugarcane juice in all comfort. The BMTC buses going to/coming from the 9th block bus stand occasionally make one realize that the shop is located in the heart of the city.
Youngsters most probably from the college next door are regulars apart from some families with their little kids running around and parents running after then with a glass in hand. With Natural, lemon, salt and pepper, ginger and chat masala, there are quite a few options to choose from and having tried almost all of them, I can attest their taste.
Once I noticed a notebook for customer suggestions and comments and thinking it would have been barely used, I was surprised to find it more than half filled. It is another testimony to the customers’ satisfaction. Many people have expressed their sympathy for the girls who they feel “have been made to stand”. They have gone on to suggest the provision of a chair and table for them.
One person has written “The sales girls should be given a table and chair. It is inhuman to make them stand. If you don’t, I shall consider a complaint to the state commission for women”!! After leaving my comments, I came out feeling happier and more cheerful.
There are people with their own unique sense of innocence and if one looks for occasions to feel happy about, they are available in plenty right next door!!