Ambrosia, Bakery Junction: Fast Food
Ambrosia, being the only fast food outlet in the town is always crowded. This is what prompted me to also visit the restaurant. The restaurant is centrally located at the Bakery Junction. The ambience as i entered was pleasant. The service staff were kind enough to show me a table.
I ordered Burgers, Pizza and French Fries. The french fries were soggy, the pizza base was a soft bread, and the burger tasted awful. Overall it was a disappointment. We could'nt finish our order and had to leave and move out.
Considering that ambrosia is the only fast food outlet, i guess it is a nice place to spent some time.
Arul Jyothi Restaurant, Bakery Jn.: Vegetarian Delight
This is a nice place to have North Indian and South Indian Dishes. The restaurant is big, and the ambience is pleasant. It is also very reasonable. I was pleasantly surprised by the service and the helpful nature of the Service staff.
Regency,The South Park: Buffet, Kerala Style
The South Park is situated at Trivandrum, the capital city of the southern Indian state of Kerala. The South Park is just 6 Kms. away from the Trivandrum International Airport and 3 Kms. from the Railway Station and the City Bus Stand. It is just adjacent to the University College.
This restaurant is inside The South Park. I have been to this restaurant twice for lunch in 2006 july. The buffet here is mouthwatering, although most of the dishes are in south indian style. The non vegetarian food is just delicious. The service is really good and the ambience gives you a feeling of comfort and eliteness. What i liked was the non-veg food in kerala style, which was spicy and delicious.
The lunch time is till 3 PM after which it closes.
Favorite Dish: ..any non-vegetarian dishes...
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Ambrosia: Pizzas , Pasta's ...
Ambrosia is situated between Bakery Juction and Aristo Junction.
I you are the one who love to have a change from the typical kerala food this is the place..
A small joint but ambience is superb..
Favorite Dish: Pizza Mexicania
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Thattu Dosa Kada: Try this road side stall for a Thattu Dosa
When u travel thru Kerala u will see such Road side fast food stalls.
The food is tasty..and less adultration tooo.
But few only dare to stop and enjoy it since the sitting arrangements etc are not very ideal for a person who has been travelling for some days together...
There are pure veg and nonveg stalls..
From Veg stalls..u can fill ur stomach with Tattu Dosa or plain dosa or masala dosa.. Idli ..vada ..etc..
From non veg stalls u can hav ..Pathiri with chicken curry
Beef roast with paratha\chapathi
or chilli beef with chapathi etc...
Favorite Dish: Thattu dosa and Masala Dosa
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Ambada Guest House Restaurant: Whatever you like to eat within reason
The staff will ask you what sort of food you like and how spicy you would like it before he actually starts cooking. For us it was a little difficult as my husband an I like our food very spicy, and my parents like it very bland.
The table was laid outside in a lovely setting with fairy lights on the fence and candles on the table. The food was exquisite and there were dishes to everyone's taste.
Favorite Dish: Although all the food was delicious, my absolute favourite was a ginger chutney (served so that we could make the food spicier than my parents). I enjoyed it so much I asked for more, and the chef was delighted!
Kerala Mutton Soup: Kerala Mutton Soup
Mutton stock 500 ml
Mashed potato 75 g
Shallots (sliced) 10
Ginger (chopped) 10 g
Curry leaves (chopped) 10 leaves
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1 pinch
Garam masala 0.5 tsp
Minced Mutton 50 g
Coconut oil 15 ml
Ghee 15 ml
Favorite Dish: Preparation
In a saucepan, heat coconut oil and half the ghee.
Warm the shallots, ginger, garlic and curry leaves till golden brown.
put the masalas, cook for one minute.
Add the minced mutton and pour the stock.
Mix in the mashed potato, check for seasonings. Serve in soup bowls, with two or three drops of ghee in each bowl.
Meen Peera a tasy Fish dish: Meen Peera
How to make
Small variety of fish-1/2 kg,
Green Chillies-30 g
Small red onions / shallots-10 g
Turmeric 1/4 tbsp
Ginger 1/2 inch
Cocum 15-20 g
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Coconut oil -15 ml
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Clean fish. Keep them whole if they are too small. If not cut them into half.
Grate coconut finely. Grind together turmeric, a few onions and garlic and mix with coconut.
Chop green chillies and ginger; add sliced onions.
Favorite Dish: In a pan, first put in the curry leaves and half cocum broken into pieces.Mix coconut mixture, fish, remaining cocum and chopped and sliced ingredients. Set into the pan.
Add water to three fourth level of fish mixture.
Add salt. Bring to boil. Quickly reduce heat and simmer till fish is cooked & pour fresh coconut oil over.
Seaface, KOvalam: Succulent Lobster Curry
the open-air restaurant by the poolside overlooks the sea. catch a seat by the edge so that you are closer to the sea.
the seafood is great (usually...). talk to the waiters to see what is good that day. try their lobster and prawn preparations... their thai food is suspect.
Favorite Dish: a loster curry (forget the name)
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Non-veg Restuarant Chain: Azad Hotel
To have the authentic Kerala non-veg, you should visit one of the Azad restaurants. They serve beef, chicken, lamb etc in spicy Kerala style along with rice or traditional bread like chapathi or parotta.
Favorite Dish: Appam (made from fermented rice flour) and egg curry, porotta and chili beef.
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Kerala House: Kerala food
Want to taste what Keralites eat in a decent place? Kerala House has a lunch meal for you. A few items of vegetable dishes (and chicken/fish if you wish) with few selections of liquid curry and rice.
Kerala House also has a roof top restaurant open in the evenings. But remember, Kerala meals are only served at lunch time.
Ariya Nivas: Good and clean South Indian Food
Aryan Nivas serves a good South Indian dishes as well as some North Indian dishes in an AC clean hotel located near the Trivandrum train station. Here the service is good and you need not have to worry about cleanliness.
Favorite Dish: Of course dosa: there are different kinds of dosa. Try puri as well, which comes steaming hot and large!
Thali is a delicious local dish made of rice, fish/meat, vegetables and some sauces. In the villages they serve it on banana leaf, and you are supposed to eat it with your fingers, taking the rice and mixing it with the sauces and so.
If you are in the mood for lobster, just go to the nearest beach and ask the local fishermen. They might have a fresh just caught one ready for you. You buy it, take it to the nearest beach restaurant and have it grilled... delicious!!
In India you can easily find street vendors of many diverse and delicious fruits. They are cheap and very tasty.
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