God's Own Dinner Table

Like the culture, Keralite cuisine is an amalgam of the indigenous and the foreign, flavoured with ideas from 10 centuries of trade with the world. Like most Indian food, it is rich in spices, many of which come from its Eastern Mountains. Spices, of course, are not the same thing as chili-hot, and many 'spicy' dishes are actually quite mild on the palate.

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The abundance of coconuts is also reflected in the food, with many dishes using it for thickening and flavoring. A wide variety of meats and vegetables find their place on a Kerala table. And naturally, being mostly coastline, it's an absolute  paradise for fish-lovers.

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Fort Cochin

Fort Cochin is our seafood specialty restaurant, described by Good Housekeeping as ‘one of the most renowned seafood restaurants in India”. Here, you sample the fruits of the sea; practically straight off Cochin’s famous fishing nets. Choose from an array of king prawns, lobster, squid, mussels, salmon, mackerel, shark and more. Then decide on the style, whether steamed, grilled, baked or poached or any way you like. Don't forget to try it in the local styles too, seasoned with a mouth watering array of spices and pickles. This is freshness in a delectable incarnation.

Tharavad Buffet

Casino Hotel’s Tharavad restaurant is a great way to introduce yourself to Kerala and India's array of cuisines with an extensive buffet that changes every day. There are a number of continental-style dishes available too. A separate vegetarian section adds to your choice. Try the Kerala breakfast of Appams (string hoppers) with stew, a fine blend of east and west (one of many you'll encounter). The live bands that perform most evenings  add a festive touch, with blues and pop standards.

Like the culture, Keralite cuisine is an amalgam of indigenous and foreign dishes that we've picked up over 10 centuries of trade with the world.