The Goan Food Festival @ JW Kitchen | The JW Marriott Hotel | Bangalore


Sardine Rechado @ JW Kitchen | The JW Marriott Hotel | Bangalore
Sardine Rechado

Now that’s a word that is guaranteed to grab the attention of any individual in our country, irrespective of age. Goa is known not only as a great vacation spot with family and for hanging out with friends but also for Goan cuisine which includes unique and different food preparations. (And also for their beaches and cheap alcohol!)

There are other noteworthy facts about Goa but since we will concentrate on Goan food specifically, let’s keep it to that. We have recently been to the Goan Food Festival Preview at the JW Marriott Hotel, Bangalore and we got a taste of what Goan home cooking tastes like.

As it was a preview, not all the dishes were served and the actual buffet would contain many more preparations. The JW Marriott is trying to give a twist to the way things are normally done by allowing a renowned home chef from Goa, Chef Sinnatra to take over the reputed JW Kitchen and give all their customers a true taste of Goan food.

So, coming down to what we tried:

The prawn curry with lady finger preparation had a tangy flavour. The prawns were well cooked and retained the flavours. The lady fingers were fresh and combined with the tanginess, tasted quite remarkable. As suggested by Chef Sinnatra, this dish is to be consumed with rice, with loads of gravy and less number of prawns.

The Chicken Xacuti was marvellous. The predominance of coconut and fresh ground spices made this dish the best of the lot. The chicken was well cooked and tender. It tasted excellent with the rice.
The Pork Vindaloo preparation was equally good and deserves praise. The meat was well done and by the flavours in the meat one can predict the time invested in this marvel. This preparation was spicy and definitely mouth-watering.

We were also served crispy fried Sardines. It was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The fish bones were brittle and thus, swallow them away! The fried fish was a perfect side dish with the above preparations.

Since Goan non veg food has a lot of spice involved, their vegetarian preparations are mostly steamed, stir fried and boiled. From the veg side, we were only served steamed pumpkin. It was very light on the stomach and sort of acted as a palate cleanser. It was mildly sweet and tasted pretty decent.

Chicken Xacuti @ JW Kitchen | The JW Marriott Hotel | Bangalore
Chicken Xacuti

Goan Crab Curry@ JW Kitchen | The JW Marriott Hotel | Bangalore
Goan Crab Curry

Rawa Fried Fish @ JW Kitchen | The JW Marriott Hotel | Bangalore
Rawa Fried Fish

Pork Vindaloo@ JW Kitchen | The JW Marriott Hotel | Bangalore
Pork Vindaloo

Now that’s all we tried from the main course. They have a few fruity mocktails and cocktails for the Goan menu. We tried a few and they were certainly refreshing. [The names were a bit complicated and we don’t remember]

Lastly, we tried one dessert which was in the form of a block. It was made of grated coconut, raisins and a few nuts mainly. It was mildly sweet and had a very good aroma. Taste wise, it had all the characteristic flavours and thumbs up!

Wrapping up from our side, one can indulge in this culinary experience till the 23rd of this month.

All this and more is priced at INR 1699 + taxes which is very decent if you consider dining at the JW Kitchen and experiencing Goan home style food right here In Namma Bengaluru! Not a lot of time left, so if you love Goan food: hurry!

In case you guys visit, do let us know about your experience.

We’ll be back as always with you know what ;)

Till then—stay tuned and bon apetit! 

*The pictures without our watermark have not been clicked by us.

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