If you're in Kochi this summer,beat the heat with our exclusive pick of cold soups
As the mercury rises, we’ve had our fill of detox packages and smoothies. We feel that cold soups are the way to go. Most restaurants in the city are already serving an array on their menus, which are refreshing and loaded with the best of seasonal produce. Here’s our pick of some fascinating coolers being served this summer.
Adding a Tex-Mex aura to the season is Rainbow restaurant’s head chef Ajayan Chettiparambil. If you’re heading to this 74-cover restaurant, try their spicy gazpacho comprising of locally sourced fresh tomatoes. Infused with paprika, the dish is prepared with red onions, diced bell peppers and served alongside crispy country style bread. `200 onwards.At Kadavantra. Details: 7558917772
A green architect-turned-farmer, Eldho Pachilakkadan’s recommendation for you this summer is a raw interpretation of the famed Italian minestrone soup. “Seasoned with thyme and oregano, this thick broth is prepared with a chilled tomato and bell pepper puree which is garnished with parsley and cilantro,” shares Eldho.`199 onwards.At Panampilly Nagar.Details: 4025599
The Soup Shop is offering a Polish delicacy to Kochiites. Their beets and cucumber soup made using grounded veggies and crushed ice—off the menu crafted in collaboration with Chef Ramu Butler—presents a cool yet crunchy texture. “While the bright fuchsia colour makes the dish stand out, it is kefir (a variant of yoghurt) that makes the recipe come together,” explains chef Akin. `120. At Kathrikadavu. Details:3916161