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Goan Cuisine?


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Goan Cuisine?

rworange | Sep 12, 2006 03:41 PM

An Indian restaurant near me seems to have a few Goan dishes on the menu, most notably prawn Goa curry with the prawns being cooked in coconut milk. There are some other coconut milk curries on the menu.

Goa is an island off the western coast of India that has some Portugues influence and a larger Catholic population than other parts of India.

I read that Hindu Goan food does not seem to have picked up any major Portuguese influence, so does that mean most US restaurants serving Goan food would be oriented this way?

Did vindaloo originate in Goa? If not, is the Goan version different?

This is a new restaurant, but as I get to know them, what type of dishes should I ask them if they will make? I'm telling you, I'll do anything to get SOMETHING different in Indian food.

What would I look for that might be Goan influenced?

Some Goan food links:

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