Kerala student graduates open their own restaurant in Cardiff named Little Kochi: Spices are from Kerala – UKMALAYALEE

Kerala student graduates open their own restaurant in Cardiff named Little Kochi: Spices are from Kerala

Tuesday 17 May 2022 6:49 AM UTC

By A Staff Reporter

CARDIFF May 17: A Keralite student who graduated last year with a masters from Cardiff University will open a new restaurant in Cardiff named Little Kochi tomorrow (18th May 2022) along with another student who arrived in the UK just over a year.

25-year old Albin Sunny was working full time for a tech company in London when he decided to do something other than the normal 9am to 5pm job, Wales Online reported.

Albin joined hands with his close friend Melvin Mathew, the future restaurant’s general manager, for the idea of the restaurant to become a reality. Melvin arrived in the UK too to study an MBA in Cardiff Metropolitan University and started working in Albin’s dad’s shop. The duo was passionate to set up their own business and this led to several ideas and finally the two settled to open a restaurant which they believed would be the best option to experiment their strengths. And thus Little Kochi was born.

The duo started visiting Indian restaurants in Cardiff and Bristol to taste test and found that most of the dishes were a fusion of north and south Indian cuisine which is not what they want to serve at Little Kochi.

The plan for Little Kochi is to cater to authentic food and drink with all chefs from Kerala and spices brought directly from Kerala. South Indian whiskeys and brandies will also be available at Little Kochi.

The interior of the restaurant is designed to emulate the houseboats found on the backwaters on Kerala. Bamboo mats cover the walls, which were imported from India.

Little Kochi is located at 78 Albany Road, Cardiff, CF24 3RS

This website wishes Albin and Melvin all the best in their debut venture

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