Yes, we know! You had planned a trip to Goa several times with your college friends, which gets canceled every time due to some reason or the other. But we are sure that you will visit Goa one day. There will be many things on your Goa bucket list like watching the sunset in Goa while sipping beer on the beautiful beach, beach party with friends at night, etc. But you are missing one very important thing which must be on your Goa bucket list, That is the “Goan food” of Goa, even if you have not tasted the local food here, then your Goa trip is incomplete.
Goa has sunshine, sand, beaches, and most importantly, good food. Goan food is full of flavors, authentic Goan cuisine is a plethora of flavors: meat, coconut, jaggery, cashew, and an endless variety of seafood. Popular Goan dishes like Prawn Balachao and Sorpotel are loved across the world. We have put together 7 dishes from Goa that are a must-try on your next trip to Goa.
Made with eggs, all-purpose flour, jaggery, and lots of ghee, this flaky baked sweet is loved by tourists and locals alike. Each layer is cooked separately, and at least 7 layers are present in a bebinca. An interesting origin story of bebinca is that it was invented by nuns in Portugal, where they used egg whites to starch their uniforms and the egg yolk would go to waste. That’s when they came up with Bebinca and Pastis de Nata, desserts that use egg yolks! Bebinca is served with vanilla ice cream, are you drooling?
Port wine is not like regular wine. First of all the alcohol content in it is very handy, in fact, many people don’t even believe they have alcohol, it’s just fermented juice. It is very sweet, so it can be eaten by anyone, and it is quite cheap, it costs 100 rupees per bottle! It can be stored for more than one year.
Goan Sweet Buns
Goan sweet buns are a snack, usually paired with palatal bhaji (potato-pea gravy). These gooey sweet buns are made with all-purpose flour, sugar, curd, and banana. Its Taste Will Take You To Heaven’s Door
Ras Omelette is a delicious snack easily available on the street food of Goa. Ros means “gravy” according to Konkani – the official language of Goa. It is similar to the Gothic style of cooking in which a spicy gravy of chicken or chickpeas is prepared. For vegetarians, the gravy is made with onions, black mustard, curry leaves, coconut, spices, and mushrooms or cauliflower instead of chicken. This gravy is paired with an omelet that contains eggs, chili peppers, onions, chopped coriander, salt, and herbs.
This local indian liquor made from cashews is interesting, but again not for everyone, as it smells strong, and has a fairly high alcohol content. But, take back a small souvenir-sized bottle. It works well with fizzy drinks like lemon and lime. Also a good marinade for meat. Feni can also be stored for a year.
There’s always room for dessert!
No matter what you eat, there’s always room for dessert, Introducing Goan dessert “Perad” that will mesmerize you with its true taste. It is a traditional Goan dessert made from guava paneer (ripe guava). It has a firm texture similar to that of mango paneer and is cut in the shape of a wedge or slices like paneer slices, hence also called guava paneer.
Introducing another Goan sweet, Dodol is a soft, sticky thick pudding made from jaggery (jaggery), dried coconut/coconut milk, and refined rice flour. The preparation time can take days but it is well worth the effort.
“Goa is an excellent getaway for family, friends, and couples. Apart from its picturesque charisma, Goan cuisine is worth a try. Foreign tourists around the world have a never-ending taste for Goan food and this is why; we have summed up the best Goan delicacies for you above to make your food encounters in Goa noteworthy.“