We just drove and drove and drove…a looong way until we finally reached Soul Souffle, a restaurant we had heard so much about.
Although situated in the middle of nowhere- It did seem that way to us, but then we were tired- we’d spent the entire blazing morning at Valsao Beach and were ravenous and tired- not a good condition to go driving around looking for a place to eat.
After asking the few people we found loitering around the area( surprising they were ALL drunk but gave us right directions) we found the place. Its a beautiful place run by a lovely couple who ensure that the service is great.
The interior decor is simple yet tastefully done and overlooks a picturesque landscape and adds a relaxing touch to the comfortable environment.
A great place to enjoy a romantic evening…or afternoon as we did.The food was GOOD! especially if you are into continental fare….
We would attempt to go again so that I don’t gorge myself and i can try other things on the menu.
For starters we just stuck to chicken lollipops @Rs 90 per plate.
For the main course we just went berserk and ordered a whole lot of things…A Fisherman’s pie( M liked it,…but too bland for my taste) @190
Chicken fried rice @90
Chicken Hyderabadi @ 150..it was really ok though we weren’t expecting a green gravy!
Chicken Cordon Bleu @ 185..this was good..not too white saucy as I feared it would be…
and rotis as well. Whew!
Now that’s a LOT of chicken………
As you can see it was all also wallet friendly…..and delicious!
We finished the meal with a chocolate thingy…not sure what it was called…..but it was OK.
Posted by s on April 8, 2010
One of the touristy things to do when in Goa is to visit the splendid Fort Aguada, located in North Goa.
And although we have lived in Goa for 8 years in total, I’ve been to this fort just twice.
It’s a don’t-value-what-you-have syndrome which I’m sure many of us suffer from.
Take the Jewish Synagogue in Kochi for instance. I’ve lived in Kochi most of my student life and I’ve been there-ONCE!! Now how AWFUL is that!
One of my many resolutions for this year was to explore places around me (as opposed holidaying to distant places).
Here are a few glimpses of the Fort as I saw it a few weeks earlier.
The fort, situated at the mouth of the Mandovi River was built by the Portuguese in 1612 to protect old Goa against the Dutch and Marathas and check access of enemies into the River Mandovi. It is home to several natural springs and that’s how it got its name-Aguada meaning Water in Portuguese.
The beaches of North Goa extend from Fort Aguada, in an almost uninterrupted 30 km sandy stretch ,to the border of Maharashtra.
The fort now houses the central jail and has one of Asia’s oldest lighthouses, a four-storied structure looking over a vast expanse of sea, sand and palm trees.
Whenever we do eat-out here in Goa we always prefer to eat at the beach side shacks instead of the usual restaurants in the city. The only time I do relent is when Hotel Fidalgo is one of the options.
The food is EXCELLENT and the hotel looks real nice post-renovation. It is situated right in the heart of Panjim on 18th june Road and has 6 restaurants to chose from( Bhojan, Legacy of bombay, Mirch masala ,Chilli n Spice amongst others).
The last time we went we decided to eat at Mirch Masala, which serves Indian food.
We started off with a chicken clear soup ( as I was supposed to be on a diet).It was delicious and I could have had buckets of this soup.
For starters we had the Chicken Pahadi Kebab(Rs 220) and the
Delhi chaat(Rs 95).
The Kebab was mouthwatering and its something Im looking forwad to ordering next time too.
The main course was just some Butter Naan, a mughlai chicken(240) and a paneer dish(130) and a chicken dum biriyani(Rs 270).
Everything was yummy and I hope to try the other restaurants in there too…
Posted by s on January 24, 2010