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“Best Kerala-Style Spicy Food”
Review of Shappu Curry

Shappu Curry
Ranked #94 of 1,222 Restaurants in Kochi (Cochin)
Cuisines: Indian
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Reviewed 4 December 2012

Spent three days in Kochi during a recent vacation..and ate lunch at this place twice! Loved the food. Spicy and delicious, authentic Kerala food. Must try the beef and karimeen polichathu. The rice served here is the Kerala style one, not basmati. So, some may not like it but it goes well with the meals! If you are not picky about crowd and ambience, this is perhaps the best place to have a heavy Kerala-style lunch in Cochin!

Tips:
*Go early. And I mean by 12 p.m. to avoid the crowd. The second time, I reached there by 1 pm and didn't get a seat for 20 mins! Also, food is not prepared there. You get it only for as long as the supplies last. Most of the food is over by 1:30 p.m.
*You need to fight for a table when you go at the peak crowd time. Don't be nice..get hold of a table and stand next to it, even if someone is still eating. Else, someone else will claim the table, even if you were in the restaurant before they even arrived. There is no orderly system in place for seating here.
*If you don't want the meals, there's always appam and side dishes. Not many options, but all the food items they sell, though few, are delicious.

Location:
Walking distance from the Ernakulam boat jetty. You might miss this place as board is in Malayalam. Thanks to the uploaded picture, was able to spot it, else would've walked past the shop for sure :)

Date of visit: November 2012
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2  Thank theflaneur
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Reviewed 21 November 2012

As the name suggests it looks like a toddy shappu...Food too similarly spicy..really traditional kerala food..
It's crowdy ...i believe only serves lunch.. Not very clean hotel...
I liked all fish curries & fries i tried...

As i like spicy food its was yummy...
It will be good to ask for Mineral Water

Date of visit: November 2012
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1  Thank swarx1
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

What's great about the place ? Well here is a place where you get authentic kerala cuisine - seafood. Food is on the spicier side. The name "Shaapu Curry" indicates that it is the style of curry that is served in the "Shaap" (referring to the toddy shops that once chequered the state. Toddy is an natural mild alcoholic drink made from coconut/palms. Given the numbing effect alcohol has on ones tastes - no wonder that the tastes are quite strong).
You also get traditional dishes like 'Kappa'(Tapioca boiled) which is a good choice for having the curries.
To add more authenticity to the taste - a) the cooking is done in the traditional way using 'fire wood' instead of gas/elecytic stoves, b) use of clay/earthen pots for cooking, c) fresh fish purchased daily from the harbour, d) all the masalas are freshly ground by them instead of purchasing

ps - pls note, there is no liquor served here, seating is cramped and uncomfortable, lunch hour is a rush so you may have to wait, prices are slightly high when compared to the class of hotel, ambience is a strange word.
But all this makes up for great food served.

Another hotel you may want to check out is "Sehiyon" near Pullepady Bridge)

Date of visit: July 2012
Thank nrajoy
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

Forget the long drives to the toddy shops for having food, its available right here !

Date of visit: January 2012
1  Thank Fenton-Luiz
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

This place opens just for lunch.It may not be the ultimate dine in restaurant, but sure is a good place to catch some spicy traditional kerala cuisine.
When i say spicy, i mean SPICY!...
Fish curry meals with special dishes in duck, pork, Tapioca, and different varieties of fish

Date of visit: December 2011
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2  Thank imjoseph
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