Spice Traders, W Goa, Vagator

W Goa has surely made a mark in the culinary industry of Goa with outstanding quality of cuisine and attention to detail, especially at their restaurant ‘Spice Traders’ accessible to all from Vagator beach. Serving an array of Asian delicacies and use of high quality ingredients is what gives that extra edge to each of the dishes setting them apart as an award winning restaurant. As for the ambiance, the entire property is spectacular and so is their service.


Salmon cracker. - Super sushi.. Pickled pear & cream cheese stuffed sushi roll, with a thin sheet of nori (sea weed) topped with a slice of salmon & crushed crisp wasabi nuts.
Seoul surfer - Crisp fried prawn tempura, rolled inwards with nori & sticky rice, topped with a kimchi crab salad.. Talk about innovation!! 
Spinach goame sesame dressing & black corn - Simple & delicious if done right. Crisp  blanched green spinach dressed with roasted sesame dressing, topped with crisp fried black corn.
Fantastic shrooms -  The wow factor brought out by the restaurant with an absolute stunning fusion sushi. Crisp fried enoki mushrooms, rolled with Japanese rice & drizzled with truffle oil.
Whiskey sour - Another classic that needs a wee bit of introduction. Oak smoked bourbon, shaken well with egg white & finished with a squeeze of lime & sugar syrup.  
Frozen watermelon margarita - A work of art in the form of a fresh fruit cocktail. Ice blended together with fresh watermelon & tequila. Now that's something you won't want to stop with after having one. The tropical freshness with the Mexican twist is absolutely divine. 
Fresh mint julip - A classic from the head bar tender himself. Gin layered with lemon wedges & juice, topped with crushed ice & a dash of club soda. An absolute stunner to curb this summer heat. 
Ramos gin fizz - The classic New Orleans styled cocktail shaken with ice, made from a shot of gin, egg white, a squeeze of lime & drizzle of tonic water.
Black & white bamboo charcoal tempura with wasabi & mango togarashi - A first for me. Prawn tempura, dipped in a black charcoal dust tempura batter before being perfectly fried, tanoki flakes, Japanese togarashi spice mix, drizzled with mango with a tapering of wasabi.
Truffle mushroom dumpling - A Burst of earthy flavors. Button mushroom chopped & stuffed into dumpling skins drizzled with truffle oil & steamed. Served with a variety of dipping sauces.  
Duck & cherry dim sum -A light but intricate dumpling with a burst of flavor. Beijing style slow roasted  duck, infused with hoisin sauce, bird eye chili & cherries, delicately wrapped in rice skins & steamed.
Truffel tuna with crispy cabbage - A crisp thin pizza from the raw pizza section. I don't think it can get any fresher than this. Topped with slices of tuna sashimi, finely sliced scallions, flying fish roe & drizzled with truffle oil, this is one experience that will be difficult to forget!!
Duck Cha han - Japanese styled fried rice made on a flat top teppan grill, with peppers & fried duck, topped with crispy spinach.
Maldon salt brownie - Home-made chocolate brownie, served warm & moist, made with maldon sea salt flakes all the way from south east England.
Goat cheese wonton - Fresh goat cheese parcels, stuffed in wanton skins with Asian seasoning, fried & served with a miso plum sauce.
Chilean sea bass with hunan chili - Steamed fillets of Chilean  bass, with pickled chilies from China with a smoked flavour. 
Orange cheese cake - A gorgeous cheese cake too good to be eaten!! Orange cheese cake, placed on a sable crust, served with sour cherry compote.
Singapore chili crab - The baked version of a Singapore chili crab, made from crab meat & chilis, Japanese mayo & bread crumbs, topped with a sweet chili sauce.
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