Goa, supposedly heaven on earth for many. Infact Enjoyment should be defined as “Goa” in dictionary. Most of the time I have preferred to stay in Panjim while in Goa, this time however opted to stay in South Goa.
While our stay was in Holiday inn, we thought of going for a stroll and have dinner in the known restaurants around.
We asked the security at the gate and some locals around they all pointed us to “Fisherman’s Wharf”.We completely underestimated that name as we thought that it would be some local Goan food place. But on entering the hotel we realized that it was not just so.Situated on the bank of river, FW is intrinsically built to showcase the Fisherman’s essentials. Be it his boat, or net or other day to day tools.The place is divided into two areas, indoors and outdoors. While indoors are typical like a restaurant would be, the outdoor seating is as shown in a Romantic Bollywood movie. River on one side, dining table with that gloomy light and some light music going on in background. Perfect for a DATE.About the food:
As we were a group of vegetarians and non-vegetarians we could taste both categories. In starters we had ordered Crispy Chicken and Mezza Platter.
The chicken was very juicy and tender, was cooked aptly. The batter used was very typical with a slight hint of herbs and black pepper. It was nicely dressed with spring onions and served with tomato ketchup. It was not hot as it appeared to be. Crispy for sure it was.Mezza platter:
Had a lot of sauces like humus, mayonnaise, olives dipped in oil with chillis with some tikkis and pitta bread. Humus was extremely fresh so much such that chichpeas flavor could be easily made out. Tikkis were made from grean peas may be.Apart from this we had Chicken Xacuti with plain roti and had ordered stuffed kulcha for the vegetarians.
Chicken Xacuti: It is chicken cooked in Goan style by roasting spices and coconut. It is in form of curry and I found it similar to Marathi style except that is less hot. It is spicy. It tasted good with steamed rice than roti.Stuffed kulcha was good as well.The quality of food served was good, however the service was slow. Besides that day they had some issue in their kitchen and the food was served almost 1 and half later. The ambience and the band kept us entertained. Most of the people had left already left but that did not instigate me to revert my ratings. It happens. But do visit FW if in South Goa.