Ignoring all caution on eating at roadside stalls and shady joints in India, we decided to be adventurous and stop at a Toddy Shop on the way to the Athirappilly Waterfalls in Thrissur, Kerala.
The risk of developing a tummy upset was high, and that wouldn’t go well in a place where toilet facilities might practically be an outhouse in the middle of the jungle – if you’re lucky.
Meds on standby of course!😅
Food was hot, and there was no swarm of flies so we reckoned it’s safe.
Luckily the gamble paid off and it’s been one of the best meals we’ve had in Kerala.
It was worth every mouthful of traditional Kerala beef fry, fried fish, fish curry, mashed tapioca and pork fry – all for Rs463 (USD6.50).
Washed down with toddy of course!
Except for a slight scare when I swallowed a fish bone – all was good!
Point of fascination for me was the shop owners billing system – our orders were written on chalk on a wooden table at the back of the shop…and a calculator on standby.
Definitely worth the gamble and bet with our bellies!