Goa is a coastal state in India that has a diverse and vibrant culinary scene influenced by Portuguese, Hindu, and Muslim cultures. Here are some popular dishes to try when in Goa:
- Fish Curry and Rice: This is a staple dish in Goa and typically features a tangy tomato-based curry with fish or seafood served with steamed rice.
- Pork Vindaloo: Another popular dish in Goa, this spicy and tangy pork curry is influenced by Portuguese cuisine.
- Prawn Balchao: A fiery and sour curry made with prawns, vinegar, and a blend of spices.
- Bebinca: A traditional Goan dessert made with layers of coconut milk, eggs, and sugar.
- Goan Sausages: These spicy pork sausages are a popular snack and often used as a filling in dishes like Poi (local bread).
- Sorpotel: A spicy and sour pork curry made with a mix of pork organs and meat.
- Chicken Xacuti: A fragrant and spicy curry made with chicken and a blend of roasted spices and coconut.
- Feni: A locally produced liquor made from fermented cashew fruit or coconut.
These are just a few examples, but there are many more delicious dishes to try in Goa. Additionally, Goa is known for its fresh seafood, so make sure to try some of the local catches like Kingfish, Pomfret, and Mackerel.