Soupy

One of those memories I carry from my childhood days is that of looking forward to the weekend outings with my family. When I say ‘outing’ please don’t imagine it to be a short trip or a long tour. ๐Ÿค“ We would be spending time visiting relations and family friends. I could sit through all of those adult conversations on politics, religion or economics, if there was this promise of Wheels’ soup at the end. Now, to those who do not know Wheels, it is a very small and compact restaurant tucked in between several shops near Plantation Corporation, Kottayam. For me, there is no sweet corn chicken soup better than that at Wheels in Kottayam๐Ÿ˜€. Of course, you may differ with my taste buds๐Ÿ™. But all these years of being a Kottayam-ite, I have always run to Wheels for a bowl of soup. Let it be when I was on an off-mood or after a hectic day or just to haul a friend to eat out or for a quiet time with my husband and daughter, I would choose Wheels. It’s been almost two months since I stepped into the familiar scent and Beatles’ music at the Chineese eatery. Ah! My heart turned all soupy today evening๐Ÿ‚. I made a bowl of soup. My three year old daughter loved it.๐Ÿ˜„ Gulping down the last spoon she asked, “Amma when are we going to Wheels next? After Covid?” So, I have company when turning soupy next time.๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ Or was it passing down a legacy? I don’t know. ๐ŸŒพ

21 thoughts on “Soupy

  1. It was my haunt too during college. I loved that they had the best choice for music and also that fact that nothing about the feel has changed. Loved ur writing and proud of it! Keep going!

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  2. This made me feel nostalgic abt a place I’ve yet to go to! The Beatles mention is definitely taking me there some day

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  3. Yesss… Brought back the memories of my Wheels days; the familiar corner table and books to hold your gaze… Thank you for the wonderful read Nithya Ma’am.

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  4. Enjoyed the read, Ma’am. I just love the way you turn ordinary things and instances into interesting reads. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. I really love the way you write. After reading your article, I felt nostalgic and motivated (to do smthng). There is always smthng in your articles that makes me think deeply as well.

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  6. Lovely piece of writing about that cute little place! And itโ€™s definitely a happiness when your favourite place becomes favourite for your family.

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