Fish curry rice aka ‘Xit kodi ani nustea’ is every Goenkar’s favorite. Nothing can beat the joy of eating a mouth-watering ‘thali’ from local restaurants. Most of these thalis are both tasty and affordable.
The best part of having a fish thali is that it comes with many tasty gravies right from soothing prawn curry to finger-licking kingfish curry, it is probably enough to make your day.
We bring to you a list of 4 best ‘fish thalis’ in Panjim.
This fish thali comes with rice, fish curry, crab curry, kismur (roasted dried fish tempered with onion and coconut), fried fish of your choice or two big slices of kingfish sometimes, sol kadi, vegetable, 2 roti, pickle, salad. Don’t forget to try their ‘Serradura’- the traditional Portuguese sweet that is absolutely tasty and filling.
Location: 31st January Road, Fontainhas, Opposite Hotel Venite, Panjim
: First Floor, Almira Apartments, St Inez, Panjim
Price: Rs. 140
The thing about this place is that it is ‘jam-packed’ during lunch time but believe you me it’s totally worth a wait. Your patience shall be richly rewarded here with delicious food. You can expect it to be crowded at night too. It offers a huge variety of fish to gorge on and good service.
The Thali costs: Rs. 180
Location: 10678, 1st Floor, Wagle Vision Building, 18th June Road, Panjim, Goa 403001
Casa Bhonsle has two sections one is Cafe Bhonsle’s Vegetarian section, situated on the ground floor and Casa Bhonsle’s non-Vegetarian section on the first floor. They serve authentic ‘fish thali’ consisting of perfectly cooked fish fry, squid chilly, mackerel curry, kokum kadi and prawns curry with rice, which is so damn good.
Cost of a Thali: Rs. 150
Location: Cunha Rivara Road, Near National Theater, Panjim
Last but not the least, another place for amazing fish thali is Copperleaf. They serve, rice, fish/prawn curry, anchovies and cabbage bhaji, red snapper rawa fry, brinjal bhaji, three kinds of salads, kokum kadi, a gulab jamun for dessert and a banana. It has a lovely ambiance and great staff who always have a smile on their faces.
Address: Chogm Road, Opposite Bakers Street, Alto Porvorim, Goa 403 521
By: Priyanka Shetty