So check it out!
It’s Trevor James.
I am in Cochin, Kerala, India.
And we are going for a full on food exploration.
I am so pumped!
Let’s check it out.
Kerala is Southern India’s peaceful and chilled out natural paradise.
Here, you can slow down and take in the Keralan pace of life.
The natural beauty and charm of Kerala is found everywhere you explore
through the beautiful network of backwater canals.
The friendly locals, and through each bite on your plate.
Locals will usually eat the best food cooked at home.
So while I explored restaurants,
I was unsure of whether I would get to try any home cooked cuisine.
So first, I made my way to a local toddy shop.
You’ll see what happens afterwards.
So we are at a special toddy shop, here outside of Cochin.
This is a super local, super deep spot.
I’m so pumped to try it out.
There’s going to be coconut alcohol.
There will be a bunch of Keralan specialties.
And it’s going to be busy, let’s try it out.
You can get all the spicy stuff here.
Yeah, I love spicy
Traditional Kerala stuff.
You can enjoy that.
Just put it on youtube.
This is traditional Kerala dishes, especially seafood,
and spicy Kerala dishes.
Just spread it around.
Spreading it around is no problem.
That’s the purpose of this channel.
The food at this famous Toddy shop was unbelievable.
Toddy shops are known for their specialty coconut alcohol.
And here, there was an abundance of seafood,
beef, and duck.
Walking into the kitchen,
you can see just how much soul is poured into each dish.
From their homemade fresh karimeen pearl fish
soaked in spices and wrapped in a banana leaf.
To their home made mashed tapioca,
and their special puttu steamed rice with coconut.
The selection in this toddy shop was overwhelming.
哦 这是特色菜 蕉叶鱼
Oh the Karimeen, the specialty fish!
Yeah special fish!
Kerala special fish!
Open that open that
Oh and it’s in a banana leaf
Oh look at that
Oh that smell
Oh and there is more fish over here!
There’s so much
It’s spicy kerala fish curry
Oh,and this here is the Karimeen
Oh,It smells so good
Just smell it
It smells like really sweet caramelized onions
Oh it smells so good
Oh it’s hot
smoky and really nice.
And there is that sweetness
Mix the tapioca with the karimeen
Spicy fish curry of kerala mix it with this tapioca
So I can take this tapioca
It is really hot
And I can just dip it into this?
哇 快看它 快看
Oh wow look at that look at that
That is the beauty of Kerala
God’s own country
Oh it’s really spicy
That is thick!
Look at that
Look at that thick duck roast
It’s from nature
It’s from nature
Everything is from nature
While I was amazed by the food in Kerala
I was even more wowed by the friendliness of the locals
After finishing this beautiful meal
I made friends with another local
Who invited me back to his families home for a traditional lunch the next day
And a canoe paddle through the backwaters of Kerala!
SO much food!
Oh, made with Ghee
That smells amazing
From the backwaters, not from the sea
Like a curry chicken?
That’s really good!
It tastes like coconut
The ghee rice is so good
It’s really good
Amazing home cooked food
Thank you for inviting me
So this is the putt?
And what should I mix the putt with?
Oh and pathiri
Try the puttu
This is combined with puttu
So this is like a chickpea curry
I’m left handed
Can I use my left hand?
I love spicy
So this is another coconut chicken curry
Put it right into this appom
Which is like a rice flour pancake
That’s like a little sweet.
Eating here with Aleeja and his family
really was a once in a lifetime experience.
The fresh, all from nature beautiful Keralan food
is inspired from the hearts of the locals.
It’s clean and flavourful eating.
With fresh seafood and meat dishes served in thick gravies
Many using coconut
Keralan specialties like puttu,
Kerala style shrimp
And fluffy Keralan pancakes
They were all superb
And Aleeja’s family made me realize just how friendly people are in India
After getting full on delicious food
We made our way out for a sunset paddle through the backwaters
So is there fish in here?
Lots of fish?
How are you?
Good how are you?
This is why Kerala is one of the nicest places in the world
Locals with hearts so big and friendly
Food so delicious and fresh from nature
And some of the most amazing scenery you can set your eyes on
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