When in Goa eat like a Goan.

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1st Aug 2018
Photo of When in Goa eat like a Goan. by Rachael Pereira

Goa is well known for its beaches , sea life , scenic beauty, greenery , nature , nightlife, alcohol , shacks and food. If you're planning to visit Goa anytime soon here's what you should add to your bucket list.

1. Pork Vindaloo

Vindaloo

Photo of When in Goa eat like a Goan. by Rachael Pereira

Pork and sannas

Photo of When in Goa eat like a Goan. by Rachael Pereira

Pork vindaloo literally stand for garlic and wine in Portuguese. It's a spicy Goan curry made out of pork with a blend of vinegar and garlic, goans add vinegar as a substitute for red wine. Similar to idlis , Sannas are steamed rice cakes made with a bit of coconut and jaggery. Vindaloo and Sannas go hand in hand.

2. Prawns Balchao

Photo of Britto's, Calangute - Baga Road, Saunta Vaddo, Baga, Goa, India by Rachael Pereira

Prawns Balchao is a curry that is usually consumed with bread or rice.  It's a spicy prawn pickle that is curried with fiery tomato, coconut, caramelized onions and  vinegar.

3. Poee

Photo of Souza Lobo, Calangute, Goa, India by Rachael Pereira

Poee is a type of Goan bread. Poee is the most famous of all the Portuguese breads available in Goa. This Goan pav is made using Goan local todi that makes it different from normal bread.

4. Chorrees

Photo of Mapusa, Goa, India by Rachael Pereira
Photo of Mapusa, Goa, India by Rachael Pereira

Chorrees is a Goan sausage made with spicy pork and can be cooked in different forms. Some people make chorrees pav while some simply pan fry it. Some people toss it in the pan with some caramelized onions and chillies and chilly it up.

5. Cafreal chicken

Photo of Mapusa Market -- fruit market area, Mapusa Municipal Market, Mapusa, Goa, India by Rachael Pereira

It's a greenish semi gravy chicken made out of greens like curry leaves and coriander usually served with a pinch of lemon.

6. Bebinca

Photo of Flying Fish, Market Road, Morod, Mapusa, Goa, India by Rachael Pereira

Bebinca is a traditional 7 layered Goan sweet dish made out of jaggery, coconut  and honey.

7. Recheado prawns

Photo of Cafe S.F Xavier, Market Road, Municipal Market, Mapusa, Goa, India by Rachael Pereira

It's prawns cooked in traditional Goan spicy and tangy masala called reacheado. It's a perfect balance between spice , sweet and sour. Can be eaten with rice , poee , sannas or plain.

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