"Goan cuisine" MISCELLANEOUS Tip by Janni67

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The cuisine of Goa has an interesting mix of influences from all the cultures that it came into contact with. There are two separate traditions in cuisine influenced by the respective religions of Hinduism and Christianity. One of the most popular dishes, the pork Vindaloo is a result of this beautiful harmony. The Portuguese cooking has a strong and influence on Goan Cuisine and that should not be forgotten. Goan food is simple but one has to bear in mind that most, though not all of it, is chili hot, spicy, and pungent.

A typical Goan would prefer seafood to all other meats and would use a lot of coconut for cooking --we must be Goans in our souls because we use a lot of coconut in cooking at home ;) Beside coconut, rice and fish are the basic components of the typical Goan food platter. Delicacies made from these three items can be expected in nearly every Goan meal. Goans find truly world-class prawns, lobsters, crabs, and jumbo pomfrets along the coastline and use them to make a variety of soups, salads, pickles, curries, and fries. The famous red Goan chilies are also a must for most dishes, as is tamarind. Goa is not particularly known for its vegetarian dishes. While Hindus like lamb and chicken, Christians prefer pork. However, both prefer fish and seafood to any other meat.

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  • Updated Nov 11, 2003
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