The true charm of Goa lies beyond the touristic beaches, in the laid back villages surrounded by paddy fields, coconut plantations, Goan sun and long lazy lunches. I stumbled upon a restaurant offering just that in the heart of Majorda called Panino serving Goan to North Indian, Chinese & Grills.
Stuffed Prawns - Large fresh white prawns, marinated & stuffed with garlic & cheese, dunked into a batter & fried golden. The dish definitely stands out because of the freshness of the prawns.
Sausage spring roll - A new one for me. Goan choris or sausages, stuffed into a Chinese spring roll, fried & served with schezwan sauce. Interesting flavours..
Breaded Coined Prawns - A signature of the restaurant. Prawn mix, topped onto a slice of bread, dusted in semolina & fried.
Stuffed Calamari - A definite must try, for all you sea food lovers. Baby squids stuffed with a prawn stuffing & flash cooked in our traditional Goan reachado masala.
Veg. Crispy - An array of vegetables, from cauliflower to beans, potatoes to peppers, dunked in a batter, fried crisp & tossed with the chefs signature sauce.
Stuffed Mushrooms - Goan choris stuffing, stuffed into fresh button mushroom caps, breaded & fried.
Goan beef steak - Of the numerous steaks on the menu, I decided to go with the Goan. A juicy piece of fillet, grilled to your choice, topped with a mix of traditional Goan sauces, served with a side of boiled veggies & fries.