A corner of Town Square in the evenings in the month of Ramzan is pleasing to the eye and the palate alike.
People swarm to the place to tuck into a host of snacks, both native and foreign, and special Malabar delicacies at the food court organised by the District Tourism Promotion Council.
MRC taste buds, a private catering group, has been running the stall during the month of Ramzan for the past three years. Though mostly catering to people who fast during the month, the stall, with a number of tables laid out, is open by 1 p.m. and is on till 11 p.m. One can choose from nearly 15 to 20 snacks such as ilayada , samosa, egg bun, sandwich, cutlet, and chicken rolls; dishes such as the special Thalassery dum biryani and chicken pathiri ; and chicken varieties such as chicken pepper, masala, dry fry, and mughlai. Many beef varieties, undaputtu , and tapioca are the other attractions. The menu changes every day. The tea is priced at Rs.5, the owners say. They also serve mint lime tea and a special sweet drink made of rava.