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Goan cuisine

With Beach shacks in plenty serving anything and everything from Goan sausages to dosas and idlis, getting your hands on authentic Goan cuisine can be a difficult task. Shrimps, prawns, crabs, pomfret, mussels, coconut milk, rice and spice paste typically concatenate up a Goan cuisine.

Hindu Goan dishes are less oily and are cooked in coconut oil. Most Goan Hindus/Konkani's are seafood lovers, with fish curry and rice being their staple diet. However, beef is a complete no-no in any Hindu cuisine.

Catholic Goan cuisine has been inspired by Portuguese and includes recipes like Ambot tik, Vindaloo (lamb, wine and garlic), Chourico (pork sausage) and Gaye Roast Maas (roast beef). Xacuti prepared from meat is a typical Portuguese-Goan dish.

Beer and alcohol are available in plenty in Goa. If you wish to try something local & traditional, then Feni made from fermented cashew fruit or sap of toddy trees is a popular local alcoholic beverage.

Following are some of the best-reviewed restaurants by tourists in Goa.

Spice Goa
Cuisine: Indian, Bar, Seafood
Address: Sonar Batt S - 115, Reis Magos, Verem, Penha-de-Franca 403521 India.

Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Seafood
Address: Chogm Road, Alto-Porvorim 403521 India.

Treetop Tava
Cuisine: Indian, Bar, Seafood
Address: The Bay Agonda, Near Saleri, Agonda 403702 India.

The Fisherman's Wharf
Cuisine: Indian, Bar, Seafood
Address: Near Holiday Inn Resort Salcette, Cavelossim 403731 India.

Fat Panda Goa
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Cantonese
Address: Marquis Vaddo, Candolim Main Road, Candolim, Bardez 403515 India.

Toy Beach Club
Cuisine: Italian, Japanese, Indian
Address: Candolim Beach Road Panchayat Office, Anna Waddoo, Bardez 403515 India.

Hospedaria Venite
Cuisine: European, Portuguese, Soups
Address: Rue 31 De Janeiro Hotel Venite, Panjim 403001 India.

Cuisine: Portuguese, Indian, European
Address: No. 562/1, Vagator-Anjuna, Bardez Vagator beach Road, Vagator 403509 India.

O'Coqueiro Restaurant
Cuisine: Indian, Seafood, Portuguese
Address: NH 66, near Coqueiro Circle, Defence Colony, Alto-Porvorim 403001 India.

Bean Me Up
Cuisine: Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Address: 1639/2, Deulvaddo Near Anjuna Petrol Pump, Anjuna, Bardez 403509 India.

Brittos Restaurant
Cuisine: French, Chinese, Indian
Address: Tito's Lane, Baga 403516 India.

Over The Flames
Cuisine: Indian, International, Grill
Address: At Crazy Mango Tree, Gaurro Vaddo Next To Tarcar Ice Factory, Bardez, Calangute 403516 India.

A reverie
Cuisine: International, Contemporary, Fusion
Address: Holiday Street, Gauravaddo, Calangute, Goa 403516.

Tibetan Kitchen
Cuisine: Tibetan, Vegetarian Friendly
Address: 5/129 Untavvo Near Statue On The Circle, Calangute 403516 India.