Malabar Chips: A Little Store in Cochin with the Best Banana Chips in the World

The most famous store in Cochin (city in Kerala, South India) is a little red stall called Malabar Chips. It’s proudly stated in pretty manuscript painted fonts, that they have no other branches. Our driver Suresh told us that people from the UK came from the airport and immediately asked to be taken to Malabar Chips. Once you try their banana chips you will understand. These are a better snack then potato chips and are not too sweet or oily like the ones you find in Singapore or Malaysia.  They also sell other Indian snacks like Acchu Murruku (rose water spiced deep fried snack) that are so yummy.  They are patterned like a flower and these are made using a mould dipped in very hot oil.  If you plan to buy loads of snacks for your family, they will pack them in a box for you so that you can check it in at the airport.

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

I googled them and they actually have an address and telephone number. Thought I’d put it here in case some rich investor would like to check them out and make them even more famous. Would be cool if they end up having branches in many countries.

Malabar Chips
#39/918
Kalthi Parambil Road
Carrier Station Road
Cochin -680016

Landmark: Near South Railway Station

Tel: +91-484-2369792

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One Response to Malabar Chips: A Little Store in Cochin with the Best Banana Chips in the World

  1. Rama Ananthakrishnan says:

    I fully Endorse the views.
    my husband and myself used to visit Kochi every year and we used to start from home a little early, so that we could load ourselves with the chips,for our kids and for close relatives.
    my father
    loved them, called them Gold Mohurs!He would hold aperfect chip in between his thumb and
    index finger and admire its shape evenness colour and only finally eat it reluctantly and of course relish its divine crunch and taste.

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