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Keralan Cuisine (Allepey, India)

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kerala1While in India in February 2009, we took a trip down South to Kerala (the “Hawaii of India”) for some rest and relaxation and to sleep on a houseboat in the famed backwaters.  It was much calmer than the rest of India and more beautiful (especially as the sun set over the backwaters), although the bugs were pretty nasty at night.

Kerala is known for its spicy seafood, so we were naturally excited to eat.  And we were not disappointed.  Some of the best food of our entire trip was the “home-cooked” food prepared on the houseboat by the chef who travelled with us.

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May 15, 2009 at 11:42 am

Trishna (Mumbai, India)

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trishna1In yet another homage to R.W. Apple, one of the inspirations for this site, we went to Trishna (here is the web site) for some seafood while in Mumbai in February.  Trishna was one of the ten restaurants that Apple recommended traveling around the world to experience, in his last article.  It is one of my pet projects to eat in all of those restaurants, though it means I have some serious traveling ahead of me.

So, the food was very good.  Per Apple’s (and the staff’s) recommendation, we had king crab in garlic, butter, and pepper.  We made the mistake of having it brought in the shell, which meant we had to get our hands all over the food to eat it.  (Getting your hands all over your food in India, while necessary sometimes, is not terribly comforting.)  It was so messy we needed bibs.  Messy, but delicious.  The highlight of the meal was the Jumbo Pomfret — a popular white, flaky fish — cooked in the “Hyderabadi Tikka” style, which was very peppery and slightly charred.  It was fantastic.

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May 11, 2009 at 1:27 pm

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