Goa is famous for its seafood. Fish, prawns, mussels, oysters, crabs and lobster dishes are the speciality of the region. The Goan cuisine is one of the most evolved cuisines of Indian subcontinent. The Konkan, the Portuguese and the Bahamani Nawabi are the various cuisines of Goa. Feni is a popular drink of Goa. The cuisine also reflects separate influence of Hinduism and Christianity.

The ‘classic’ goan dish is fish curry and rice, but there are many others including pomfret, doumer, shark, tuna and mackerel. Among the excellent shellfish available are crabs, prawns, tiger prawns and lobster. Other seafood includes squid and mussels. Among the most famous Goan dishes is ambot tik, a slightly sour curry dish which can be prepared with either fish or meat, but more usually fish. Racheiado is a delicious preparation in which a whole fish, usually a mackerel or pomfret, is slit down the center and stuffed with a spicy red sauce, after which it is cooked normally. Balchao is a method of cooking either fish or prawns in a dark red and tangy sauce. Rissois are snacks or starters, which are made from prawns, fried in pastry shells.

Near Assagao, you can choose between the finest cuisine from any nation you care to mention, including French, Italian, Russian, Israeli, Tibetan, Nepalese and of course Indian. Organic, vegetarian and vegan food is also available. Nearby recommended restaurants: Reis Corner / Stomach (local goan food, Mapusa); Cafe Blanche (Assagao), Thalassa /Alcove / Fusion (Little Vagator); Cavala / Brittos / J&A’s Little Italy Restaurant / Leela Cafe (Baga); Ritz Classic/ Mum’s Kitchen (Panjim), La Plage (Ashvem), Florentine (Saligao) and many more…

A must visit for seafood lovers when in Goa - Martins Corner, Betalbatim Beach, South Goa.

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