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Old 25th October 2009, 20:42   #16
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Kannur:

Try MVK restaurant - Famous for Ghee rice and chicken curry and Biriyani Its near Hotel Kamala International
Savoy - Try lunch (fish curry meals) (:-)))) its good
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Wow , the name changed.

ijust forgot to mention the name of the famous hotel in thrissur famous for Kottu porotta (the scrambled porotta with meat and egg)

The name of teh hotel - The GOAL FACE

dish - scrambled porotta AKA Kottu porotta

place - while going from Thrissur in Palakkad direction a few kilometrers before reaching mannutty byepass , there is a place called Paravattany , the hotel is in the right hand side of the road while travelling from thrissur to palakkad.
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Foby - The 24X7 hotel you are talking about in Tcr is DOUBLEX I guess.
In Cochin ,other than the ones mentioned, the White fort coffee shop is open 24X7.
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the White fort coffee shop is open 24X7.
Or "Wyte Fort" as it's actually spelled, in accordance with the mallu tendency to intentionally mangle English words in an attempt to impart a cute/original touch.
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Palghat - SriChakra hotel,near Chadranagar. Its located just after you enter the highway to Coimbatore.Very easy for travellers.Supposed to be the biggest in Pgt. Food is not great atall.

Frankly,there are no great places on Pgt.
TNVR hotel near market,Ashok Bhavan near Sulthanpet juction,Kapilavasthu near Transport stand is good for Veggies.

For decent accomadation,plently parking,BAR and as the best all rounder, Hotel Indraprastha near Kotta Maidanam is reccomended.
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Kannur:

Try MVK restaurant - Famous for Ghee rice and chicken curry and Biriyani Its near Hotel
Had not mentioned this because their service can get very pedestrian.

Once I ordered ghee rice, which was brought in a plate, and a separate plate (for eating) was laid out earlier. The waiter simply dumped the serving plate into the eating plate. I always prefer to empty the serving plate over 3 helpings.

And the menu is very limited - porotta, ghee rice and biryani; chicken (one or two varieties) and mutton. Fish if you are lucky.

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Aalu Paratha at Dhaba near overbridge
I recall being taken by my host to a punjabi style place near the overbridge (left side from Secretariat to East Fort, first floor of an old ramshackle building). Is this the one? That was one and half decade back. Never have been able to locate it since. What is the prominent shop on the main road?
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Or "Wyte Fort" as it's actually spelled, in accordance with the mallu tendency to intentionally mangle English words in an attempt to impart a cute/original touch.
Its spelt this way because of legal reasons. It was called White Fort earlier and when the owner had some issues , the name was changed. (a long story behind it , since I do not know the complete picture ,cant elaborate

@BSDriver - The one I mentioned is next to the bus stop , opp. Khadims.

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Old 28th October 2009, 19:31   #23
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Twenty years ago, the place for biryani in downtown Trivandrum was Azad. I used to love the flavour. It was near the railway overbridge, close to Thampanoor and East Fort. The restaurant was demolished for road-widening some 15 years ago, but I believe it reappeared in a new building in the same spot. Not been there since, so can't comment on the food now -- or if it exists at all!
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Twenty years ago, the place for biryani in downtown Trivandrum was Azad. I used to love the flavour. It was near the railway overbridge, close to Thampanoor and East Fort. The restaurant was demolished for road-widening some 15 years ago, but I believe it reappeared in a new building in the same spot. Not been there since, so can't comment on the food now -- or if it exists at all!
The hotel is still there , but sadly not the old flavor
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Friends do we have any Dhabha kind of eat out places in Ernakulam ?

Few of the good eat ou places which personally I have tried

1 , The one in the Oberon mall - hell lot of varites cheaper price
2 , Kayees - Mattancheri for awsome Biriyani and lemon tea - Biriyani is really great here
3 , The shop opposite to Brunton Boat yard for ice cream and BEER
4 , Hotel Grand in Mg road for quick lunch
5 , EFC opposite to Maharaja college ground
6 , Travancore court
7. Sree Krishna Inn - Pure Veg
8. BTH in Island - Pure Veg (I found all other BTH outlets are not good compare to this 4years back.!!)
9. Hotel International Coffee Shop - Only for Chicken Biriyani (I don't know the shop still exists or not
10. Near to old HC building, Cream Corner (Royal Chariot) for lunch with fish curry/fry rice. They used to give very good Chemmeen podippu.
11. For Masala Dosa, try out at the Veg hotel in Thrippunithura Petta (I forgot the hotel name)
12. Merchant Navy Club in Island for Lunch
13. Hotel Grand for Biriyani and Beef fry
14. Yuvarani in Jos Jn for Sea foods

I didn't like the Pai's corner in Palarivattom, but there are very good thattukada's in and around Palarivattom.

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Thrissur - eat outs

Navaratna is the worst now .

At thrissur , spoon resturant at east fort

LULU at puzakkal padam is awsome - varites of biriyanies

Mothi mahal at MG road

Wood lands at Mg road is veggie - Tried this hotel few times, but didn't like

Joys , Das and Ashoka all 3 in sakthan stand with lot of parking space.

mint palace in shournur road

There is a new Update - Try ashoka bakery near railway station awsome really awsome coustom made breads.

Awsome tea from the casino which cost 45 rupees.

For snacks , burger king at east fort and west fort

AFC and EFC

For veggies , as you said Bharath - break fast after the holy mass in bharath is must for many thrissur people
Bharat always used to maintain the standard. Trichur Towers was good, now I don't know.
Hotel Sampoorna - I hope it is still there, cheap and best permanant thattukada.

Hotel Pathans for Veg Lunch

In Guruvayoor, Lunch in the Hotel Elite is very good.

Calicut

1.Paragon for sea food and Biriyani
2. Sagar for Biriyani
3. Bombay hotel for Biriyani
4. Hotel Jaya - Only Veg and has good parking. Food is not costly here
5. Hotel Alakapuri - Good Lunch with Fish curry

Avoid the hotel run by Manuel Sons which is near to Mananchira. It used to too costly and never worth for the money

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Payyannur:-
For veggies, Bombay hotel, on a narrow road opposite the old bus stand, inside the town.

More upmarket - KK, close to Bombay hotel. But this is a bar attached, three star joint. Under the same management as other KK group, which has several bars all over Kannur, and runs the new BOT bus stand as Kannur. dunno how comfortable families would be here.
Bombay Hotel, Payyanur is there more than 50year and always used to maintain their standard. This is only Veg

For Non-Veg, try in Hotel Top Star, Top Form, KK residency (costly)
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Kannur

Taj restaurant, on SM Road.

Golden dish, Caltex Junction.

For the adventurous, there is one unnamed place opposite the ICH, ground floor of State Bank of Travancore at Caltex Junction, which has good Chicken dry fry, sold by weight only in late evenings. (do not try anything else here).

For the veggies - there is a "prakriti" restaurant, about 200 M towards Kozhikode side, from Caltex junction, on the left hand side. The board is small, and the place itself is a bit off the road, down an alley.

Bharath, On railway station road, for veggies.
Also try in Hotel NVK for Non-Veg. Their Service used to be pathetic

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TVM

Kethel chicken @Rahmaniya

Chicken Tikka & romali Roti @ Salwa Dine

Puttu & Mutton @ Buhari

Aalu Paratha at Dhaba near overbridge

Parippu Vada @ Tea shop opp. Kazhakootam Police Station

Rasa Vada & Dosa @ ThattuKada near the Petrol Pump opp. Al Saj

Shawarma @ ZamZam , MLA Hostel

Fish Curry Meals at a small restaurant near Vazhuthakadu Jn. (Forgot the name , I am sure TVM members can help).
Aruljyothi in Statue was good for Chilli Porotta
There was one Kerla Delux in the status Jn. on the way to Govt. Hospital. They used to serve Appam in the evening, which was very good. Its around 6yrs I visited TVM, so no idea now.

There used to many small "Chayakadas" in the west fort area which serves good snacks, Dosas and Sevas.

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Kasaragod
Everybody is a foodie but good stuff are all available at home rather than restaurants, but one place not very famous but is really good is s small Tea Shop near Revenue Check post between Kerala border and Karantaka where you get a local delicacy called Kalthappam ( Steamed rice cake again) as well as Manja-cheppila-appam ( Yellow-Leaf-Appam) which is sweet rice steam cake with jaggery filling.
Across Kasaragod district, in the NH area, the hotels are little scarry as there will be lots of flys on the dining table even if the buildings are good.
The Nalanda resort in Nileswar is very good for Lunch and sea foods

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Any Idea about Hotels in Kottayam?
I knew of Hotel Mali ,near private busstand,nagampadom,Kottayam for budget food.
PS:I am not counting the many resorts near to kottayam.


Thodupuzha-
1)Geminy Hotel and bar,near private bus stand.
2)Pappootty Hall ,near Mata Shopping arcade
3)Hotel Sicilia ,Idukki Road
Maurya Monarch is not really upto the mark IMHO.

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@kottayam:

Hotal sakthi - sasthri road - chicken biriyani
Karimbum kaala (towards 4 km changanacherry side) - for aewsome fish
Punjabi resturent next to Ayyappas - good non veg
Maanachil - opp. to manorama - good chicken dishes

Aanand near central junction - famous for masaala dosa and veg dishes
Aarya nivas (near exit of old bus stand) - superb chilly parotta


Stay away from Arcadia - the food is horrible and is expesive...
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@theexperthand:yeah ,I've heard about karimbin kala.it is near Pallam ,changanassery route(MC Road).
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Palghat - SriChakra hotel,near Chadranagar. Its located just after you enter the highway to Coimbatore.Very easy for travellers.Supposed to be the biggest in Pgt. Food is not great atall.

Frankly,there are no great places on Pgt.
TNVR hotel near market,Ashok Bhavan near Sulthanpet juction,Kapilavasthu near Transport stand is good for Veggies.

For decent accomadation,plently parking,BAR and as the best all rounder, Hotel Indraprastha near Kotta Maidanam is reccomended.
Palghat
Try the lunch in Hotel Noorjahan in Palghat town..it was very good. I don't know if hte hotel still there or not

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Aanand near central junction - famous for masaala dosa and veg dishes
Aarya nivas (near exit of old bus stand) - superb chilly parotta
Kottayam
There is one Veg restaurant in front of the Thirunakkara Temple, in the side of the old busstand, I don't remember the name. Masala Dosa was very good there.

The Chilli Porotta is very good in Aarya Nivas and Soorya's near to KSRTC stand.
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Fish Curry Meals at a small restaurant near Vazhuthakadu Jn. (Forgot the name , I am sure TVM members can help)
I think you are talking about Sagara...

Not counting resorts, the Mango County Drive-in (near the govt. hospital) offers good, budget food and atmosphere in Varkala.

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