About the walk

The three colonial Powers--the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British--ruled Fort Cochin for many years, leaving behind their culture, heritage, traditions and food habits.

The Portuguese introduced cashew nuts, coffee, pineapple, cocoa, tapioca and papaya to the region. They used to have homemade appams with vegetable or beef stew as well as spinach, mushroom and cheese omelettes with toasted wheat bread. Organic brown rice with vegetables and Lebanese-style roasted duck, beefsteak or pork vindaloo covered their dining tables. The Dutch introduced locals to the Dutch cake, also called bruder cake. They served grilled fish with mango salsa and spaghetti. The British preferred a big breakfast with eggs, chicken sausage, baked beans, slices of brown bread and cornflakes with milk.

The hotels in Fort Kochi have stayed true to their roots and still serve these dishes. They also serve South-Indian items like masala dosa, poori masala, idli, uzhunnu vada, etc. As a result, we can sample local cuisines as well as experience the food habits of the Portuguese, the Dutch and English on this exciting walk. Join us on a journey full of interesting stories and tasty treats.

This guided tour is free.

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Walk Date
Meeting Time
08:15 am
Kochi | |

A Food Walk through the Streets of Fort Cochin

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Meeting Time

08:15 AM

Meeting point

Burgher Street, near St. Mary's AIGHS

Nearest Bus/Metro station

Fort Kochi

About the walk

The three colonial Powers--the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British--ruled Fort Cochin for many years, leaving behind their culture, heritage, traditions and food habits.

The Portuguese introduced cashew nuts, coffee, pineapple, cocoa, tapioca and papaya to the region. They used to have homemade appams with vegetable or beef stew as well as spinach, mushroom and cheese omelettes with toasted wheat bread. Organic brown rice with vegetables and Lebanese-style roasted duck, beefsteak or pork vindaloo covered their dining tables. The Dutch introduced locals to the Dutch cake, also called bruder cake. They served grilled fish with mango salsa and spaghetti. The British preferred a big breakfast with eggs, chicken sausage, baked beans, slices of brown bread and cornflakes with milk.

The hotels in Fort Kochi have stayed true to their roots and still serve these dishes. They also serve South-Indian items like masala dosa, poori masala, idli, uzhunnu vada, etc. As a result, we can sample local cuisines as well as experience the food habits of the Portuguese, the Dutch and English on this exciting walk. Join us on a journey full of interesting stories and tasty treats.

This guided tour is free.

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Please Note

 

  • Carry an umbrella or raincoat and enough drinking water.
  • No entry fees. Food expenses are to be borne by the participants.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Photography is permitted.   
  • Kindly avoid littering during the walk.
  • No authorised parking available at the meeting point.