Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Goa - a foodies paradise

Goa - a foodies paradise
1. Ritz Classic - Panjim
2. Balgo - Mupusa
3. Sanil - Porvorim
4. Florintine.- Calangute
5. Star Bar - Old Goa
6. Anand bar & restaurant - Arpora .
7. Kamla Bai - Mapusa

Goa - a foodies paradise and it helps to know some locals who can take you around , every nook and corner has some wonderful hidden gems where you get to eat ( mostly ) amazing fish thalis - the average price ranging between Rs 70-110 . Each thali comes with a minimum of prawn curry n rice , perhaps some clams or fish and vegetable preparation - a fillet of rava fried fish.

I did manage to cover 6 thali places in 6 short days .I strongly recommend a visit to Ritz Classic , not just for their thali but their extensive range of Goan food - all made keeping their clientele - mostly Goan's in mind.Go for their prawn Balchao , soft shell crab and delicious range of rava fried fish.
Balgo - another gem , it's a hole in the wall eatery - you get the thali and maybe a special of the day - that's it . No menu , just freshly made delicious food and the catch of the day . Anurag Mehrotra who pointed me in this direction rates it as the best for him.
My best this trip was Sanil Bar & Restaurant - again not just for the thali but a whole exciting range of fish and shellfish . I ate here twice - loved it that much.
Anand was another good place - it's a tiny and clean joint and comes with a long waiting at times . Kamla Bai was another great thali place and more.
No trip to Goa can be possible without a visit to Florentine for their Chicken Cafreal - the only good thing there in my opinion , and still well worth the visit.
For a change in flavor - head to Gunpowder for the most amazing South Indian cuisine , both vegetarian and non vegetarian - again this place heads my list .

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  1. Am headed to Goa in the next cpl of weeks... Have tried Kamla bai's a few times... Love their rava fried bombay duck.... been to Anand quite a few times. Their Fried Chonak ( a local fish) is good, but I feel its a bit over-rated. Gonna try some of the other places you have recommended... Thanx Atul...
    Had once visited a restaurant in Colva (South Goa). It was a nice big place, ridiculously inexpensive with awesome seafood & wicked choriso.... GOTTA find that place again....
    - Neil

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