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Whether you’re a fan of the ever-popular Rasa chain or just love authentic Keralan food, you should definitely pay a visit to Rasa Maricham. Tucked away inside a Holiday Inn, you might be surprised to find this little gem just a stones throw from Kings Cross station. The restaurant specialises in dishes made using black pepper, as this spice is indigenous to the rainforests of South India. We recommend starting with a traditional masala dosa (a gram flour pancake filled with spiced potatoes and vegetables) or the parippu – a lentil soup flavoured with garlic, coriander and black pepper. The main event are the flavoursome curries, cooked to authentic recipes, and for dessert there’s kulfi and payasam (sweet rice pudding) to cool things off. For a Keralan feast in Kings Cross, you can’t go wrong here!