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Time - 9AM to 10PM
Avg Cost for two - Rs.200
Cuisines - Continental , Kerala - Traditional
Serve - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Drinks and Juices,
Suitable for Friends
A fresh concept for the discerning gourmet who is trying to get a different culinary experience. The idea behind starting You Buy, We Cook in Fort Kochi is to let you buy the fresh fish you want and it will be cooked for you the way you want it to be.
Fort Kochi is turning out to be the bastion of food innovations in and around Eranakulam district. There is a mushrooming of restaurants and hotels in the area which provide different cuisines from traditional Kerala dishes to Western food. In the middle of all this, if you are looking for a different culinary experience, you can always try the concept of You Buy, We Cook.
The basic idea here is that the patrons who come to the place have an option to buy the fishes from the nearby street fish mongers which will be cooked for them the way they desire. By doing so, you too can become a part of this unique concept and can relish the food sitting under the shade of huge trees while soft breeze caresses you.
The experience starts from the place you buy fish. Select a variety of fresh fish that best suits the dish you have in mind. Be wise to negotiate the price of the fishes you buy. The best bought fish varieties are Karimeen (Pearl Spot), Chemmen (Tiger Prawns) etc. Agents of different ‘you buy, we cook’ restaurants will be waiting nearby to lure you to their places, some 200 metres from the market place. You can take the fish in your hand and go to any of these restaurants. The charge of cleaning and cooking can be anywhere between Rs 150-200 which is negotiable.
Curry, roast, grilled, fry are the available choices in seafood preparation along with the Kerala special ‘meen pollichathu’ which is a special way of grilling. In this, the fish is first slightly grilled and then smeared with masala paste in a banana leaf and then grilled again. ‘Karimeen’ is the widely popular fish variety used for this preparation.
Tiger prawns are also a specialty of these restaurants but it can be a bit too costly. You can try French fries with this dish which complements perfectly the crispy prawns.
If you are a person who insists on sparkling cleanliness, then this is not the place for you as the kitchen and the cleaning area look pretty shabby. But unlike other restaurants, it’s not off limits for you as you can see your desired dish being cooked in front of you.
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