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Bursting with Flavors in Goa!

Goa is all about beaches, booze, parties, and sea food; yes, lots and lots of sea food! Almost every restaurant in Goa serves authentic Goan food along with Indian, Chinese, and Continentals. Foodies will simply love what Goan restaurants have to offer. There is more to Goa than just the beaches and cheap booze.
You can head to different corners of Goa to find out multiple food haunts. You can also ask the locals or fellow Goan food lovers where they enjoy eating the most. Most of the Goa hotels and restaurants are located besides the beaches.
Since this tourist-heavy state is rich in Portuguese and Hindu cultural influences, the food here, therefore, is a mélange of Hindu & Portuguese preparations. Goan Cuisine is all about sea food where every palate would include a slew of fish and cup of rice to go with it. One essence that is most common in Goan recipes is Kokum. It is one of the principal ingredients in Goan food along with coconut, coconut milk and rice. Their favorite spices include coriander, cumin, turmeric, and garlic.
The Vison (Indo-pacific King Mackerel) is one of the most popular fishes in Goa; the others include Pomfret, Shark and Tuna. Goans can never be tired of eating Dangur (Fish Cutlets), Fried fishes, King fish in Recheado, and Uddmetadi (preparation of Fenugreek & Fish). Vindaloo is also one such popular preparations in Goa which drives the food joints here. Chicken/Pork Xacuti, grilled pork ribs, Sorpotel and Chorisa are some other pork dishes that you can try. You will also come across a variety of preparations in Prawns like Chilli Prawns, Butter Garlic Prawns, Prawn Balchao, and Tempura Prawns amongst others.
Vegeterians can tuck in Dali-Thoy, Saaru-Upkari, Kolombo, varieties of Ghashi, Ambaat, Sukke, Sanna, Pathrado, Patoleo, Paayasu, and Ubbatti amongst other veg dishes available in Goa. There are also few desserts like Dali Kapa and Cashewnut Halwa that will keep you asking for more.
The intricacies of sea food and multi-cuisine recipes will make your stay at Goa all the more pleasurable. You can either do a hotel booking in Goa online or on telephone well in advance. Goa has all kinds of luxury and affordable hotels that are designed to fit every budget. So, why don’t you go ahead and explore the finest of Goan cuisines.

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