Lalit Refreshments – Taste of Kerala (6/A, Prospect Chambers Annex, Pitha Street, Near City Bank, Fort, Mumbai)


In a nutshell:
Pretty good Kerala food joint with A/c and non A/C sections – I like deluxe hotel better though.

facade
facade

Address & other details:  Matamaal

Meal for 2: 400 onwards

Cuisine type :  vegetarian & nonvegetarian

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bill - proof of payment
bill – proof of payment

I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.

Short description – in case u r in a hurry:

We saw this restaurant several times on our way out from hotel deluxe. So decided to pay a visit

The entrance had a bunch of bananas, a display of thalis that they serve and a ‘today’s special ‘ menu that was written on a blackboard with chalk.

entrance
entrance

The ground floor was a non A/C section. 1st floor had a family A/C section and a general A/C section. The ceiling in the floor was very low – few inches beyond 6 ft.

A crispy served complimentary
A crispy served complimentary

Furniture was basic. There were tables of 4 and of 6.

dining hall 1st floor
dining hall 1st floor

The boy serving us was excellent. He helped us make good decisions on the menu and stopped us from over ordering. He took a lot of care – as if we are guests at his home.

hand written menu of the day
hand written menu of the day

Food was good to very good.

menu card
menu card

Detailed description- in case u hv the time to njoy reading:

Fish nadan was excellent- tangy and hot intense curry with very good fish pieces that were flaky and awesome to taste. Rate it 4.5/5

Fish nadan
Fish nadan

Karimeen pollichatu (karimeen fish marinated in thick masala paste, steamed in a banana leaf) was very good.

Karimeen pollichatu
Karimeen pollichatu

The size of the fish was smaller than what we had at hotel deluxe. The fish itself was flaky, juicy and good but far from the best I have ever had. The marinade was YUMM to taste. Spicy and somewhat hot. Rate it 3.5/5.

Karimeen pollichatu came wrapped in a banana leaf
Karimeen pollichatu came wrapped in a banana leaf

Duck roast was very good. The gravy was finger licking good. Loved it.
The duck meat was ‘bone’y as usual and was cut into small pieces. The meat was chewy and enjoyable. Rate it 4.25/5

Duck roast
Duck roast
Duck roast
Duck roast

Beef fry was dry and had no masala on the face. It was chewy and soft. Flavours of curry leaves were enjoyable. Rate it 4.5/5

Beef fry
Beef fry

Idiappam was ok. It was a bit dry. I loved the idiappam at hotel deluxe way more. Rate the idiappam 3/5.

Idiappam
Idiappam

Malabar parota was flaky and crisp outside, soft within. Rate it 3.75/5

Malabar parota
Malabar parota

For dessert they gave us a small cup of payasam complimentary. It was outstanding. Intense, coconut milk and jaggery both made their presence felt. Rate it 4.5/5

payasam
payasam

Overall rating of food at taste of Kerala averages out to 4/5

Wud revisit

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