Anytime is fine to visit Goa. Be it the rainy summer, the cooler winter, or even during the Diwali holidays. However, the peak tourist season to visit Goa is between October and January when all your favorite restaurants, shacks & bars are open and offer a great vibe.
All this week, The Beach Company, your favorite beach holiday shopping destination shares information on our best culinary picks in Goa.
Dr .Dada Vaidya Rd, Near Big G Shopping Mall,
Altinho, Panjim, Goa 403001
Phone:0832 222 7614
Perhaps one of the first Chinese restaurants in Goa started way back in 1982. Goenchin today has created a niche in the Chinese segment. There are old favourites as well as new preparations which will keep traditionalists happy. A steep climb up a slope and you arrive at a small cosy specifically designed restaurant.
Shades of the orient! The menu boasts of authentic Chinese cuisine with a small quotient of Indonesian and Thai preparations. While you can sashay start the meal with Satay BBQ Prawns. Remember that the main course has a wide choice to feast on like the Chinese Emperors of yore. The Chai Ta Ha - you would be pardoned for doing the cha cha cha after this preparation - is a good start. Prawns marinated and cooked in a coriander sauce spiced up with ginger, garlic, scallions and green chilies.
Look out for their signature preparations - for starters the Malaysian Chicken, Garlic Pepper Prawns and for the main course Kindo Chicken and King Prawns in chilly oyster sauce. For desserts try the Date Pancake or the Pisang Goreng with ice cream. The latter is Indonesian meaning 'banana.' Batter Fried Bananas tossed in honey and served with ice cream. A smooth interlude one must savour before its time to go back to the routine.
So in Goa if you want chin-chin, then it is Goenchin!