Special Six: Taste of Cochin

India, Kochi Guide (B): Special Six: Taste of Cochin

At the start of this year, during my weekend getaway to Cochin, I spent a lot of time around cafes in Fort Kochi mainly to get away from the heat of the Cochin day. Of course, I also tried out some local specialties when doing so. Here are my special six tastes of my first visit to Cochin:

The cosy corner café on Princess street was a place I enjoyed going back to, a couple of times. Their cold cardamom coffee was especially lovely for the hot and humid weather.

On my first day at Fort Kochi, after arriving there in the morning, checking into Fort Bungalow and then exploring the fort museum, I was very hungry and decided to have a proper Kerala lunch at nearby Oceanos, which had great reviews for its seafood. I tried out their fish mango curry, which was delicious.

After walking around for a couple of hours exploring the cute little shops lining the old streets of Fort Kochi, I stopped at the Farmer’s café on Ridsdale road. I had marked this organic café as a place to visit, but since I had stuffed myself at lunch with the fish mango curry, I settled for a snack called unnakaya, which was fried steamed bananas filled with coconut. I had thought it would taste more like pisang goreng (the Indonesian fried banana snack) but I guess steaming the banana before frying it changed its flavor. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Special Six: Taste of Cochin
Guide Location: India » Kochi
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Loafer’s corner   Oceanos   Farmer’s cafe   Mocha art cafe   Passage Malabar   Cochin airport  
Author: Ahila Thillainathan
Read it on author's website: https://perspectivesquilt.com/2018/07/14/cochin/