Food is definitely one of the highlights of staying at Philipkuttys farm.
The cuisine is mostly local and cooked by my skilful mother. Being a traditional
agrarian household, lavish meals are more or less the norm and pretty much
a way of life. All meals are included in the price.
Meals are served either in the family dining room or outdoors in the courtyard
or in the pavilion itself. Self catering facilities are minimal, with only
an electric kettle and a refrigerater. The whole family, or, atleast
some of us will definitely join with you for all the meals. We are glad
to cater for any special diets if needed and also provide for vegetarian
options too. In fact all meals are discussed with the guests.
We also cater for lunch parties for non resident
guests but only on a prior arrangement basis. We also offer cooking
classes for resident guests who are interested in learning the local
The cuisine is predominantly Syrian Christian with a strong backwater influence.
Most of the dishes served are centred around fish, farm vegetables and fruits,
duck, chicken and occasionally other meats, supplemented with rice and rice
based local breads like appam, string hoppers etc. Some of our specialities
are karimeen (pearlspot fish) fry, fish molee, prawn and scampi preparations,
duck roast and curry, and red hot Kerala fish curry to name a few.
For the adventurous, drinking Toddy (it is the fermented sap of the coconut
tree- a kind of country liquor) is a must. Desserts are usually puddings,
fresh fruits and some local treats.