String Hopper Restaurant, a medium size restaurant based on a unique theme in Trivandrum, is specialized in Idiyappam (string hopper) varieties. Well researched and perfectly developed string hopper (idiyappam) variations in this restaurant offers a fusion between traditional Kerala idiyappam and Western, Arab, and sotheast Asian savours.
Location: String Hopper Restaurant, Ulloor – Aakkulam Road, near NH Bypass, Trivandrum, Kerala
Some of the most interesting items that you can try at String Hopper Restaurant include idiyappam biriyani, idiyappam fried rice, idiyappam stuffed with meat, hopper fried chicken, idiyappam chopsuey, and idiyappam deserts. I did try idiyappam biriyani, plain idiyappam with chicken chutti curry, and fried idiyappam with pistachio ice cream.
Well, I forgot to mention about the welcome drink and the complementary appetizer masala pappad. The welcome drink was a soul soother after traveling under the baking sunshine. I was thirsty and I loved the drink which they called as fruit delight. I must admit that I was tempted to order the drink in addition to the complementary dose. The price of the drink was on a higher side, but there was no compromise for the tang.
Followed by the welcome drink was a tangy delight – appetizing masala pappad. A miniature form of the North Indian Masala pappad topped with chopped tomatoes, onions, green chilies, coriander leaves, other spices and vinegar was spicy – very hot. The first bite itself bound the pain receptors in my mouth and then sent a reaction to fill my eyes.
When it came to the main course – idiyappam biriyani, plain idiyappam, and chicken chuti curry – we ready to jump in. I must rate the idiyappam biriyani higher over the plain idiyappam and chicken chutti curry. We concluded our lunch with a cup of fried idiyappam with ice cream.
Prices for the courses that we enjoyed at the string Hopper Restaurant, Trivandrum
Fruit delight (drink): Rs. 120.00
Idiyappam Biriyani: Rs. 140.00
Chicken Chatti Curry: Rs. 180.00
Fried Idiyappam with Ice Cream: Rs. 90.00
Average price for two: Rs. 450.00 – Rs. 550.00