Thattukada in Kochi
It is sure that you will be a hard cord admirer of street food, if you walk through the streets of Kochi after dusk. How can you ignore the tempting aroma of hot dosas, spicy mulaku curry (Chilly curry) and double omlets that tickle your taste buds? Besides variety of Dosas, you can also get conventional foods of Kerala like Kappa (Tapioca), parotta, vellayappam, which are accompanied by tasty vegetable curries or fish and beef curries. The mouth-watering putt and fish curry is the unique food variety available in Kerala. Some delicacies that are provided by some thattukadas can never find listed in the menu of any 5 star restaurants.
Don’t worry about the price of food available in Thattukada. These ‘food on wheels’ eateries in Kochi offer tasty and healthy traditional cuisine at affordable rate. In fact, the most suitable tagline for Thattukadas is ‘Cheap and Best’. You can with no doubt satisfy your stomach and mind with lesser amount that you may have to spend in other fast food restaurants in the city. Most of the tattukadas never use any artificial ingredients or flavours in their food. Many thattukadas have regular customers and so they don’t have any compromise with hygiene. You don’t have to wait long for food to arrive as in other big restaurants because speed service is Thattukadas plus point. Most of them starts functioning at seven in the evening and continue till twelve or one in the morning. In short, once you try the desi dishes service these roadside eateries, even the Italian Pasta or French steaks can never tempt you.
People of Kerala generally soon get adjusted with varieties of tastes and like to try various food items. Moreover, large number of people from other states such as Bengal, Bihar, Orissa etc, That is why itself, you can see some chat corners in the city that serve the north Indian deli like Samosa chat, Sevpuri, Pani Puri, Kachori chat, pav Bhaji etc.
Thatukadas in Kochi city have become part of its night life and they give an identity and a character to the city. It is not only a place to eat, but people visit here also for a get together with their friends or beloved ones enjoying the unique taste of their land. Many families also depend on thattukadas to spend on weekends. When, this habit is extended among rich, some thattukadas in Kochi have emerged with star symbols providing a little more hygiene and thrust. If Thattukadas are an option to try for change, it is an affordable way of dining for many people like students and employees.