January 2019 would mark a new chapter in Shevgoor Ramachandra Bhandary aka Omelette Bhandary’s life. But to scores of egg lovers of Mangaluru, relishing perfectly cooked omelettes that were served with dollops of love from a tiny store in Mannagudda, will soon be a thing of past. For, after 52 years, Omelette Bhandary, a sobriquet that Bhandary has earned from his devoted customers, has decided to call it quits on December 31.
But what’s in an omelette, you wonder? For foodies of Mangaluru, omelette is an omelette if made at Bhandary’s. At a time when omelettes were mostly home-cooked, Bhandary decided to toy with the idea of breaking eggs at his general store in Mannagudda, something that was unheard then.