The lunch buffet at the Avenue Regent's multicuisine restaurant is so popular that even visiting chefs pop in for a bite when they're in town. There's a variety of South Indian, North Indian, Mexican, Thai, Burmese, and Chinese specialties, but most people come for the hot, fresh, perfectly prepared appam (a traditional rice pancake), served with a mildly spicy coconut stew.
Avenue Regent Hotel, 39/206 M. G. Rd., Kochi, Kerala, 682016, India
484-237–7088; 484-237–7688; 484-237–7977