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Jul 3, 2011 01:00 PM

Any Goa-based Indian restaurants in town ?

Wondering if any of the local Indian restos lean towards the Goan style of flavours ?

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  1. I have been looking for one for ages. I was in Goa once and had some of the hottest food I have ever had. I posted this link in the British Indian thread (TOFTT Lotus!)

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    1. re: fmed

      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.

    2. 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.

      1. This may be late but I know of a new Goan place that's opened in surrey.

        Still looks pretty new, but ive tried the food and the sorpotel was delicious

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        1. re: pUPPY4HIRE

          Thanks pUPPY4HIRE! Will have to check it out.

          1. re: fmed

            Awesome, glad to help as a side note I had a talk with the owners , really nice couple, new to the whole cooking restaurant thing so if you do pop in its worth it to say hi :D