Food in India 3 - Kovalam Kerala
"Reviews of restaurants in Kerala Kovalam Beach"
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Looking for a restaurant in Kovalam?
Kovalam, especially Lighthouse Beach, has an array of restaurants serving a mix of South Indian food and western food. Sampling sea food is an absolutely must.
Don't be surprised if local food vendors approach you. They sell pineapples (Rs 100), mango and bananas - perfect for beach food.
We didn't spend much time in Kovalam in February 2011, due to the field work. So I don't have many reviews for you.
Here they are!
Me and some of my former class mates went here to eat. I had the Aloo Palak (Rs 95) with some plain rice (Rs 40). Aloo Palak contains potatoes (aloo), spinach (palak), ginger and lots of garlic.
The dish wasn't hot at all. The taste was OK, but nothing memorable.
Most main dishes range between Rs 90-400. The most expensive ones are of course the sea food dishes. They catch the fish fresh from the ocean whether it's lobsters or king shrimps.
Service was alright. I got my dish after 30 minutes, while the others waited for their South Indian food for 40 minutes.
Where: Lighthouse Beach
I never ate at Fusion (and regret it), but I got a descriptive review from my class mates.
For mains, they ordered Indian dishes like veg curry (Rs 120), biryani with vegetables, beans with chilli paste, fish biryani, tagliatelle with Indian inspired sauces and fried rice with herbs and nuts (Rs 180).
I asked each of them what they thought about their food, and most of them were like: "Very good. Will go back again!"
Anna, who had the fish biryani though, didn't appreciate it that much since she felt the dish didn't have enough sauce. And she's not exactly picky about food.
Main dishes range between Rs 120-250, and desserts Rs 100. They paid Rs 250 each which included a main dish and a dessert.
They sampled different desserts like: fruit salad with ice cream, banana with ice cream and chocolate sauce and apple dessert with a little chilli, cinnamon and ice cream. And they didn't get sick by the ice cream.
They waited 45 minutes before the food was on their table. And they felt right at home when they realized the Indian waiters spoke Swedish. One of the waitresses had lived in Sweden for one year.
Where: Lighthouse Beach
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