Visit Karimpin Taste Land to enjoy some mouthwatering seafood

The Karimpin Taste Land restaurant at Pallom in Kottayam is the perfect and the safest place to enjoy some beautiful moments with your family during the pandemic times. Moreover, the elaborate menu here offers some fabulous fish delicacies that would surely be a treat for your taste buds. The talented chefs at Karimpin Taste Land would whip up dishes that suit the customers’ tastes and preferences.

From spicy and non-spicy items to fried fishes and fishes cooked in coconut gravy, fish lovers could easily be adventurous here. The restaurant functions by strictly following the Covid 19 protocols, thereby making dining a safe and enjoyable experience. The tables are arranged by maintaining enough distance. Besides, there are many small and big huts where families can enjoy evenings in privacy. Separate washing areas have also been arranged close to each hut. However, the most amazing highlight of this restaurant is the cave dining area which is exclusively built using hard rocks. 

This unique family dining area would excite the kids and the adults alike. The restaurant supplies parcels for those who wish to stay home due to the pandemic times. Besides, it caters for functions that are held at homes as well.

Karimpin Taste Land restaurant is easy to spot as it is on the side of the main road. It is on the left side just after the Nattakam College in the Kottayam-Changanassery route. There is enough space in front of the restaurant for parking as well.

This restaurant was started around 15 years ago as a makeshift eatery, with a tarpaulin roof, close to the iconic toddy shop in the area. Later, it grew into a fancy restaurant with chic dining areas, individual huts and attractive menus. Now, the Karimpin Taste Land charms the foodies as a modern restaurant that serves some traditional delicacies.

Fish specialities

Two or three varieties of fish curries are regular items on their menu. Seer fish, kingfish, bluefin trevally, snakehead fish and yellow catfish are some of the popular items. Besides, the restaurant serves freshwater fish dishes like fried lake fishes, morass peera or needlefish cooked in coconut, shrimp fry, lobster, fried pallathi or orange chromide and mussels as well.

You could also try their mouthwatering meat dishes like special beef fry, duck curry, chicken ularthu and more fish items like nanmeen chatty curry (traditionally prepared seer fish curry), tapioca, snakehead baked in a plantain leaf. You could even wash it down with some inji kallu or toddy spiced with crushed ginger and green chillies. Fish lovers often queue up to enjoy their special head curries of vaala or sword fish, seer fish and vatta or bluefin trevally.

Snakehead fish baked in fresh plantain leaf doesn’t have the overpowering flavours of strong masala or spices. You could taste the real flavour of the fresh fish as well. A whole snakehead is cleaned, scored and is marinated with special marinade. The marinated fish is then fried and kept aside before roasting dried chillies and their in-house masala mix in the same oil. The lightly fried fish is then covered with the roasted masala mix, wrapped in a fresh plantain leaf and is baked to perfection. This dish tastes amazing with soft and fluffy appam or with hot rice as well.

Seer fish and prawns are purchased directly from Neendakara through auction. Meanwhile, all the spice and masala mixes are prepared in – house by the chefs. Freshly prepared coconut oil brought from Kodakara at Thrissur has been used in the kitchen for years. 

Freshwater fishes are mostly purchased from Kumarakam, Vaikom and Thannermukkam. The dishes that are required for each day are prepared freshly at this restaurant. Now, chicken biryani, mutton biryani and Palakkad special biryani too are served here following requests from their loyal customers.

Freshwater pearl spot baked in plantain leaf is another popular dish on the menu. People flock at this restaurant just to enjoy this particular dish. Expatriates who arrive from abroad often drive here straight from the airport to have their favourite dishes at the Karimpin Taste Land restaurant. Moreover, this is the most preferred spot for celebrities who are in Kottayam to enjoy some mouthwatering fish dishes. The most amazing factor that draws foodies to this restaurant is that they can relish some delicious food, in a safe and comfortable environment, without burning a hole in their pockets. 

Those who say ‘no’ to expensive fishes like the pearl spot can try small fishes like mackerel, sardines and kilimeen or pink perch that are prepared in the same marinade. These fish dishes are available from Rs 100 onwards. Two small mackerels or 3 sardines (based on size) are available at this rate here.

The elaborate thali meals that cost Rs 140 per plate and the regular meals that include a freshwater fish curry for Rs 100 are the most popular items at the Karimpin Taste Land.

Perfect ambience

The fabulous architecture and the comfortable ambience too are reasons that draw people to the Karimpin Taste Land. The huts and the cave dining area keep you away from the bustle of the city. A licensed toddy shop too functions close to the restaurant. The customers could order toddy from here as parcel and enjoy with the delicious food.

Eight huts and a cave that is reserved exclusively for families are the highlights here. Besides, there is a dining hall that can accommodate up to 48 diners. Moreover, small parties and gatherings too could be hosted here.

Karimpin Taste Land functions from 9 am to 9 pm, sticking to the strict guidelines of the authorities during the times of the pandemic.

For more information and bookings contact Jayaraj, general manager – 0481 2361414, mob – 9847143099, 9745244773

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