Yes, one might say Goa is all about seafood and not a place for a vegetarian like me! But once being there, you will know the options are endless.
Bringing those memoirs and the authentic cuisine back to my taste buds, our recent visit to Goa Pavilion was one such fun adventure too. The Goa Pavilion at Culture Gully, Kingdom of Dreams is decorated in such a way that it brings out the Goan essence well. A design made with bottles of feni lined up against the wall, it gives a chic feeling to the otherwise simple Portuguese styled ambiance. The Goan numbers playing in the background added to the whole mood and we were all set to get introduced to the menu.
A look back at the table, and it was full with all the dishes ready to be served. It looked like “One Big Christmas Feast”. Our recommendations amongst the non vegetarian dishes are the Goan Prawn Curry which Maneesh felt was incredible, and the Chicken Xacuti. Though Goan cuisine or any place near the ocean is all about seafood, and locals eat a lot of King-fish and pork, Goa Pavilion has to cater to different taste buds in Delhi. So a little modification was surely done to the style of cooking, but the taste was no where affected. Amongst the vegetarian, I loved the Beans Sukhi bhaaji ( French beans along with fresh grated coconut – a simple yet great combination ), and the Goan Daal ( which had a hint of sweetness). All this was served along with Goan Paratha and the Goan Rice ( Rice cooked with saffron and coconut ) which are worth a mention too.