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Abandon cutlery, all ye who enter Calicut Paragon as you dive into curries and stews, appams and parathas. The menu, which focuses on South Indian cuisine, offers up dishes ranging from chicken to crab, and from beef to other seafood. It also has a catch of the day option, with local fish being prepared Keralite style – this does cost slightly more than the ones you’ll find on the menu. The waiters will offer recommendations should you request them, but we’d recommend trying as much as possible, which can be done by ordering the ‘half’ option of many dishes. Flavoured with coconut and spices, the food packs a punch. Try the crab along with the prawn mango curry, as well as the appams. Be warned: it gets so busy at weekends that there’s often a queue snaking around the footpath outside, with loyal patrons waiting to snag a seat.
Open daily 11.30-midnight Sat-Thu, 1pm-midnight Fri. Opposite Lulu Centre, Karama, www.paragonrestaurant.net (04 335 8700).
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