Fado Night at Alfama, Cidade de Goa

The elderly folk in Goa may not have heard of a ton of new fangled resorts in Goa, but you can bet they’ve all heard of Cidade De Goa. Situated at the end of the Miramar stretch, on turning left at the Dona Paula Circle, Cidade De Goa is one…

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Goan Stories at Vivanta by Taj, Goa – A tale of authentic Goan cuisine

Hey Guys! I know I’ve been MIA for around 2 weeks, but you know how hectic trips home are! Seriously! When I was studying, going home to Goa meant lazing around, sleeping, eating my fave dishes that Mum cooked and sleeping some more. Now, before I even reach home, I…

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Punjab Grill’s Heirloom Menu – One Week Remaining

Hey guys! After sampling the limited-time-only Rajasthan Food Festival at Grand Hyatt, Goa in August, I hadn’t visited any short food festivals or special menu events. While these events are few and far between, they’re slowly starting to become a trend. I love attending them for a couple of reasons.…

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The Grapevine, Mahabaleshwar – Don’t Miss it!

Mahabaleshwar, the queen of hill stations, is known for many things – the enchanting views of the valley, the chilly weather almost all year round, its strawberries, and its evergreen forests. One thing it is not known for is the food. It’s true that there are restaurants lined up one…

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Poush – A Taste of Kashmiri Paradise in Mumbai

Ever since I got invited to review Poush, a restaurant serving Kashmiri food and Just Kerala, a south Indian one, I’ve had the song ‘Kashmir Tu Mein Kanyakumari’ stuck in my head. And apart from that one line, I don’t know the words to that song at all. Anyway! There’s…

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Going Ga-Ga at Pa Pa Ya, Colaba – Restaurant Review

How are you doing, guys? After a quiet monsoon season of catching up on work and building my marketing agency, I’ve suddenly found myself drowning in blog posts. Just two months ago, things seemed to have stagnated and this blog, That Goan Girl, seemed to have plateaued. But post my…

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The Oak Barrel, Panjim – I’ve saved the best for last!

Whew! I’ve finally come to the end of my string of restaurant reviews in Goa. From Tio Tillys to Yaki Zushi, Marriott to Grand Hyatt, Caravela Cafe to Cluck Tales – this trip sure had me piling on the kilos. However, I was certain that I left the best for…

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Yaki Zushi – Goa’s most popular Sushi restaurant

A lot of folks from the Saligao-Sangolda-Porvorim area, and even beyond would have dined at Alua, Salgolda. Back in the day (getting old, I know), there weren’t a lot of dining options in Saligao, my hometown, and almost every occasion would be celebrated with lunch or dinner at Alua. Hailing…

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Of Burgers and Pizzas at Tio Tilly’s, Goa

If you drive along the Candolim-Sinquerim Road, you’ll undoubtedly see a series of new restaurants that have replaced ones you’ve dined at before. There’s literally no stretch of road in Goa that has a dining scene as booming as this one, and it continues to flourish, enticing those seeking a…

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Yomari – Mumbai’s first taste of Nepal!

Edit – Yomari has permanently shut down. As wonderful as the food was, the owner lacked a basic level of hospitality, and I’m not surprised to hear of its closure. ___ It’s easy for a tiny country to be lost among two giants, each with a rich and diverse culture…

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A culinary journey through India with Marriott, Goa

I’ve always believed that India’s real riches are the diversity of food it offers – food that’s as multi-flavoured as the country itself. Outsiders may generalize Indian food to be just about curry, whereas even in India itself, we write off North Indian food as butter-chicken-naan and south Indian food…

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