Weaving His Culinary Magic in Goa
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by Steve Antao
10M ago
By Team ItsGoa Chef Aloysius D’Silva, popularly known as ‘Chef Aloo’, is one of the most well-known chefs in Mumbai. After years of tantalizing the taste buds of Mumbaikars with his amazing recipes, Chef Aloo decided to move to Goa in 2022.  Having made Goa his new home, he felt that he had a good opportunity to offer the people of Goa a taste of his culinary magic. And so, in the year 2023, Chef Aloo opened a restaurant called Vida Bela in Vagator. The restaurant, which is located just a few metres away from the shores of the Vagator beach, specialises in barbeque dishes and grilled food ..read more
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Uncle Tim’s Soul Food, Porvorim
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by itsgoa
11M ago
At the risk of sounding unapologetic, Uncle Tim’s is everything your mother did not want you to eat growing up but craved herself! Heart and soul in a bowl, Uncle Tim’s tows the line between indulgence and satiation by crafting wholesome meals that are worthy of his ‘Soul Food’ moniker. By breaking the barrier of ‘cuisine,’ Timothy Lobo, owner, and head chef of this homestyle eatery, has designed a menu that borrows from every major menu across the world. From Mexican Enchiladas, Canadian Poutine, Italian Spaghetti Bolognese, and Asian Spring Rolls – a dinner at Uncle Tim’s is a gastronomical ..read more
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MoU facilitates training opportunity for Goan culinary students in the US.
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by Steve Antao
11M ago
The MoU was signed between TransUSA Exchange, a leading international student exchange organisation and Kamaxi College of Culinary Arts  Panaji, August 2023: Goa-based culinary students will now have an opportunity to intern and train at well-known hotels and restaurants in the United States of America, as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between TransUSA Exchange, a leading international student exchange organisation and Kamaxi College of Culinary Arts.  As per the MoU between TransUSA Exchange and the Verna-based Kamaxi College of Culinary Arts, culinary students enrolle ..read more
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Savour the Flavours: Step into the World of Decadent Crab Cakes
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by itsgoa
11M ago
Delightfully delicate and brimming with oceanic flavours, crab meat holds a cherished place in culinary realms. Its succulent texture and subtly sweet taste effortlessly elevate dishes to new heights. From decadent crab cakes to creamy bisques, the culinary possibilities of this oceanic treasure are endless. Chef Patrick Albert, Head Chef on the faculty at Kamaxi College of Culinary Arts, holds a strong love for crab dishes. According to Chef Patrick, whether served as an appetizer or a main course, dishes prepared using crab meat never fail to entice taste buds during any meal. With a medley ..read more
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Chicken Vindaloo: A Goan-Portuguese Delicacy
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by Steve Antao
11M ago
Chicken Vindaloo is a classic Goan delicacy that originated from a Portuguese dish called “Carne de Vinha d’Alhos.” Over time, it has become an incredibly popular dish found on every restaurant menu in Goa. This spicy and flavorful curry is a must-try if you haven’t already experienced its unique blend of flavors. In the past, Portuguese sailors would carry their favorite meats in a way that would preserve them for long sea journeys. To increase the longevity of these preparations, they used wine. Water-based gravies tend to have a shorter shelf-life, so adding wine became a common practice to ..read more
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Deliciously Sweet and Tangy: Exploring Perada, The Goan Guava Jam
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by itsgoa
11M ago
Goa, the sun-soaked beach paradise on the western coast of India, is known for its vibrant culture, scenic landscapes, and mouth-watering cuisine. While Goan cuisine is famous for its spicy seafood curries and delectable desserts, one particular delicacy that stands out is the Goan Guava Jam, locally known as Perada. Bursting with the flavours of ripe guavas, this unique jam is a true reflection of Goa’s rich culinary heritage. Perada holds a special place in Goan cuisine, where it is prepared with great care and precision. The traditional recipe calls for a specific variety of guava known as ..read more
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Mankurad Mango Mousse and Coconut Dacquoise
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by itsgoa
11M ago
By Chef Playton Dias Mankurad Mango Mousse is a dessert that captures the essence of summer in Goa. This recipe celebrates the luscious and juicy Mankurad mango, which is considered one of the best varieties of mangoes in the state. As a Goan, Chef Playton Dias,  faculty at the Goa-based Kamaxi College of Culinary Arts’ (KCCA) Bakery & Pastry, can attest to the fact that mangoes hold a special place in our hearts, and this dessert is a perfect way to enjoy them in a cool and refreshing way.  Chef Playton loves the Mankurad Mango Mousse with Coconut Dacquoise because it offers a u ..read more
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From Homemade Pickles to a Full-Fledged Enterprise: The Story of Oomah Foods
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by itsgoa
11M ago
By Prataya Sarkar If you’re a foodie, you probably love a good homemade pickle. There’s something about the tangy and spicy flavour of pickles that can elevate any dish. And that’s exactly what Priyanka Gupta, the founder of Oomah Foods, thought when she started making her own homemade pickles. Little did she know that her love for pickles would turn into a full-fledged enterprise. Priyanka’s journey with pickles started when she shifted to Goa and started gifting her signature pickle “sweet lemon ginger” to her friends during housewarming ceremonies. The oil-free and sugar-free pickle was a s ..read more
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The Banyan, Eat-Bar at Taj Resort & Convention Centre, Goa 
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by Steve Antao
11M ago
If a casual drink and a bite to eat, in an unobtrusive, but chic ambience, is what you seek, head to The Banyan at Taj Resort & Convention Centre, Goa. You’ll not only be able to enjoy a roster of impressive cocktails, but, there’s a mighty selection of comfort food and light bites, to choose from. Aptly termed as an ‘Eat-Bar’, this tastefully designed space caters to gourmands and cocktail aficionados alike.   Merging seamlessly with the grand lobby of the resort, yet, with a distinct identity of its own, the understated elegance in the ambience, which permeates to the design an ..read more
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PETITE EASTER CUPCAKES
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by itsgoa
11M ago
By Greta Fernandes, Certified Nutritionist and Food Blogger Can you imagine Easter without Easter Eggs? No, never!    They are an absolute MUST. I am sure you all agree with me.  It is an age-old tradition of giving away delicious MARZIPAN or CHOCOLATE Easter eggs as gifts. Sometimes they could be store-bought or better still joyfully made with loving hands in our own homes.   With all due honour to this tradition, Deliciously URS brings to you cute & petite EASTER CUPCAKES as add-ons to your desserts. These are definitely going to brighten your EASTER offerin ..read more
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