Some local delicacies
Kerala Fish/ Prawn Curry – A Keralan signature dish
Sambar – A Dal based vegetarian curry.
Fish moli – A fish stew
Panamas – A rice pudding type dish.
Karimeen pollichathu – Fish wrapped in banana leaves
Where to Eat
You will be spoilt for choice, resorts will normally offer international cuisine, and locally you will find many good inexpensive restaurants and cafes to choose from, look out for where the locals are eating, always a good sign of great food. One cultural experience will be using your hands to eat, this is the norm across India, it can take some practice to master the technique, restaurants always have a sink available to wash your hands before and after your meal and remember to only use your right hand to eat.
Please note not all places / hotels are licensed to sell alcohol. This can be purchased at local government shops (wine shops) or from a hotel bar with a government license. Your private driver in Kerala will guide you as to where you can purchase alcohol, note the minimum age to purchase it is 21 years old.
Some Food Safety tips.
Carry Hand Sanitiser with you and use regularly
Eat food that is freshly cooked and served hot.
Avoid salads and raw food
Wash fruit before eating
Only drink from sealed bottles and cans