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Hungry? How to go about purchasing meals in Malayalam? These are typically a few of the questions you will have whenever visiting in a Malayalam speaking country. Learn More

Regardless if you are planning to live in a Malayalam speaking country or planning on a short visit there, knowing how to order meals in Malayalam is very important. Dining out at Malayalam restaurants and cafes is often a lot of fun, especially if you fully understand some rudimentary Malayalam restaurant vocabulary. More …
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We have outlined some basic meal related words and phrases in Malayalam, down below, with the hope they are able to help you when you’re buying meals in Malayalam.

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Click the link to learn the Malayalam food keyword phrases simply that can be used when it comes to ordering food items in Malayalam dining establishments and coffee shops.

A table for one person/two people, please.Enniku/Njangalkku oru meesha vennam
Can I look at the menu, please?Enikku menu kanamo? / Menu onnu kanikkamo?
Can I look in the kitchen?Enikku adukala kanamo? OR Adukkala Onnu kandotte..?
Is there a house specialty?Innathe special entha?
Is there a local specialty?Nadan Bhakshanam vallathum undo?
I'm a vegetarian.Njan Sasyabhojiyaa/sasyabhukku aanu.
I don't eat pork.Njan panni kazhikilla
I don't eat beef.Njan pothirachi thinnilla/kazhikkilla
I only eat kosher food.Njan juda bhakshanam matramme kazhikkullu
Can you make it "lite", please? (less oil/butter/lard)Enna/Neyyu/Kozhuppu kurachu bhakshanam undakamo/paaka peduthamo?
fixed-price mealMeals/oonu undo?
à la carteMenu undo?
breakfastPrathal / Prabhatha Bhakshanam
snacksLeghu Bhakshanam or cheru-kadi
I want a_____.Enikk oru......venam
I want a dish containing _____.Enikku____________kondu undakkiya enthengilum mathi
sausagehot dogs / Eerachi
cheesePalkkatty / Panneer
(fresh) vegetablesPachakkary
(fresh) fruitsPazha vargangal/ pazhangal
breadroti, appam, bread
May I have a glass of _____?Oru glass ___________ tharamo?
May I have a cup of _____?Oru kappu______________tharamo?
May I have a bottle of _____?Oru kuppi ________ tharamo?
juicepazhachar/ juice /neer
(bubbly) waterSoda
cool drinksSheethala paaneeyam
red/white wineChuvanna/Velutha Veenjhu
May I have some _____?Kurachu______ tharamo?
black pepperKurumulaku
Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of server)Athhe Chaeta (chaetan means brother(elder)..for a female, it is chechi(sister))
I'm finished.Njan Mathiyakkuvaa/enikku mathi
It was delicious.ruchikaram /Gambeeram
Please clear the plates.Paathrangal Edutholoo
The cheque, please.Cheque thannalum
BarsDo you serve alcohol?
Ningal madhyam vilambumo?Is there table service?
Table service undo?A beer/two beers, please.
Randu beer tharooA glass of red/white wine, please
Oru glass chuvanna/Velutha veenjhu tharaamoA pint, please.
Oru paynnt tharamoA bottle, please.
Oru Kuppy tharamowater
VellamDo you have any bar snacks?
Thottu-koottan enthengilum undoOne more, please.
Onnum koodi pleaseAnother round, please.
Orennam koodiWhen is closing time?
Eppozha adakkunnathufood

Click on the hyperlinks directly below to view a number of practical Malayalam travel key phrases which are organized by category. For every holiday word or phrase in Malayalam, you will find the English interpretation.

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