There are many reasons to fall in love with Kochi, the old buildings, breath-taking panorama and of course, spectacular regional food. It’s cuisine is reflective of various cultures across the world. From Syrian Christian to Malabari Muslim dishes, city of Kochi has it all. Traditional food of Kochi is replete with an abundance of seafood (owing to it’s amazing coastline), coconut (thick cluster of trees dotting the landscape), spices (dense plantations incorporating in & out of the city) and curry leaves. The food is simple and yet replete with aromatic flavours. Parotta and beef curry or Puttu with fish curry is the staple food of Kochi. From small hawkers to five star establishments, every one prepares these classic dishes regularly. Malabari Muslims introduced Keralites to the culinary brilliance of Mutton biryani. It’s only moderately spicy but is incredibly yummy. Kappa biryani, cooked with mashed tapioca, pieces of finely chopped beef is a meat lover’s dream. It is quite filling post a day at the beach. Spend the evening overlooking the sea, sipping beer while popping down some prawns masala. On auspicious occasions, Sugiyan is offered to God. This deep-fried snack composed from green gram, coconut and jaggery, is popular Keralite dish. Another is banana fritters.