Food Files

Pasta entrée with Crab Meat

Chef Patrick Albert, Head Chef – Faculty at Kamaxi College of Culinary Arts, who is also a member of the distinguished Maître Cuisinier de France, conceptualised a delicious crab entrée for this monsoon. Reminiscing about his childhood favourites, Chef Patrick worked his magic with his mother’s special recipe of pasta which they enjoyed on crisp

My first Japanese food experience in Goa

Being a foodie, I was appalled by the fact that I have never eaten Japanese food in my life. So, of course, as I live in Goa, the Yaki Zushi restaurant was on my bucket list. They serve Japanese, Chinese, and Thai dishes. I was craving a nice simple veg thali after running errands with

A Unique Urak Bar Crawl

THE JUNGLE JUICE TRAIL   By Crystal Coelho Are you ready? ARE YOU READY for an utterly insane bar crawl around the bustling famous Calangute Market? We’re talking, of course, about Goa’s favourite, most loved holiday spot Calangute – the capital of fun and excitement, the epicentre of crowds, craziness and celebration, the MECCA OF

As the fire slowly burns…

By: Sheryl Gonsalves “Do you know how I come to know that the guests are happy? When I see their empty plates!” says Shibiraj Saha, Executive Chef of Holiday Inn Goa. The journey of this well-seasoned chef with 24-25 years’ experience started as a child cooking with his mother. Whenever she cooked up a dish,

Boho Cafes of Goa

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY By: Anuja Mavinkurve Part of the global hippie trail, Goa is no stranger to the bohemian culture. The hippies in Goa have shaped a unique Goan culture, which is an eclectic mix of the bohemian vibe with the local flavour. The hippie subculture began its development as a youth movement in the United

Mango among ‘mango people’ – -The king of fruits in the sunshine state of Goa

Written by Nidhi Lall This year, Amche Goa is experiencing a burst of mangos all around the state. With the season’s early arrival, thanks to the tremendous heat generated by the effects of climate change, we see mango trees loaded with ‘amboli’ (raw mangos) everywhere. The Goans called it the toranchye season, and one can

Kokum Juice: the humble Goan summer drink

In this article, Shobhika Jaju introduces you to the Kokum fruit & shares two popular Kokum recipes, should you be willing to try something different. When we think of drinks in Goa, during the summer season, we often think of the much-awaited and popular feni. But come summers, & Goa produces another delectable offering, Kokum.

A Very FENI Story

Written by: Nidhi Lall In one of his interviews, Mario Miranda was asked to describe Goa, and he said – “It is a land of Feni and harmony.” These words describe the soul of Goa. Today, with a history belonging to the Portuguese era Feni – adorning the crown as the ‘Heritage Spirit’ of Goa,

Make your own Mango Kulfi!

The thought of summers in Goa throws up memories of juicy mangoes consumed in various forms,  milkshakes, ice creams, pastries, juices and more. Mango being the king of all fruits reigns in our hearts and holds a special place. Childhood memories are often about having lots of fresh sweet mangoes with friends and family.  Here

India’s very first 360° Bollywood Lounge experience all set to launch in Goa

“Bollyboom”, a Percept Live Intellectual Property, launched their very first lounge – ‘Bollyboom House @ Favela’ in Baga, Goa on 15th December 2021. The all-new ‘Bollyboom House @ Favela’ initiative is a licensing venture between Percept Live and Favela Hotels & Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. Designed by Shabnam Gupta of “The Orange Lane”, the verdant 10,000

World’s Most Exciting Floating Sky Restaurant Now In Goa

Goa welcomed a unique ‘adventure dining in the sky’ experience with Fly Dining, a unique suspended culinary experience at Grand Hyatt Goa. Fly Dining Goa brings a unique floating sky restaurant 160 feet high combined with exquisite views of the state’s stunning coastal landscape and reputed gastronomical endeavours of this well-awarded five-star resort. It is

Eating out in the New Normal

A Peek into the transitioned Foodscape of Goa Text by: Nidhi Lall The extraordinaire world of Goan food has been unmatched so far. The delectable seafood and curries is a delicious reflection of its history and heritage- that was an influence of the Portuguese dominance fused with local recipes and spices. There is no match