The Houseboat cruise commences with a traditional Kerala lunch. The guests can begin their lunch by sampling tapioca and fish curry – a local favourite. The tapioca is usually boiled and cooked in spices and served alongside spicy red fish curry. This is followed by an elaborate meal of rice and curry. A slice of fried Pearl Spot, Kerala Chicken curry and vegetable dishes are normally served. The lunch is served buffet style and consists only of authentic Kerala dishes. Tea and typical Kerala snacks like Banana roast will be provided in the evening.
Houseboat chefs usually cook traditional kerala food; this is to get the real houseboat feel. These food are most time spicy. But if you brief the chef, he can make it less spicy for you. Most of the time it consists rice, tapioca, idly, dosha, appam, chapathy, dal, sambar, chutney, fish curry, chicken curry, fish fry, fruits, salads, pickle, pappad, sweets, tea, coffee etc. Cooking oil is most time coconut oil or vegetable oil.
As per request, bread, butter, jam etc are also served.
You can always buy crab, prawns etc from floating or other markets by paying extra.