Any Goa-based Indian restaurants in town ?
- LotusRapper Jul 3, 2011 01:00 PM
Wondering if any of the local Indian restos lean towards the Goan style of flavours ?
Thanks Fmed ! Not sure I'm up for the hottest food you ever had (and knowing you, your hot tolerance is way off my scale !). To be totally honest, I had no idea about the history and culinary influences of the Goa region of India until watching it on Andrew Zimmern:
So my curiosity was obviously piqued. Will keep these guys in the recesses of my brain next time I'm in Bby/NWest.
There is a Goan Cultural Association here in Vancouver. At the functions which I used to go to as a kid, most of the food was catered by private individuals. I believe this is still the case and there are several known individuals in the community that now cater the events. When I want a good fix of Goan food though, I usually head to my sister-in-law's place. She goes to Goa yearly and brings back all the various masalas to recreate the various dishes. She's also in the process of publishing a cookbook dedicated to Goan cuisine. It really is very unique in my opinion, especially our sweets.
I believe Vij's has had Goan dishes on his menu at some point also.