Mumbai Food: Enjoy authentic Goan cuisine at this new eatery in BKC

Dec 01, 2017, 18:00 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Craving some authentic Goan cuisine? Here’s a restaurant that can help satiate that need. Called O Pedro, this all-day, casual dining haunt has been set up by the group that brought you The Bombay Canteen

Craving some authentic Goan cuisine? Here’s a restaurant that can help satiate that need. Called O Pedro, this all-day, casual dining haunt has been set up by the group that brought you The Bombay Canteen. The restaurant serves authentic Goan and Portugese dishes with a few exotic ones thrown in for those of you who’d like to give something different a try. What makes this Goan restaurant stand out from the others in the city is the fact that it not only caters to non-vegetarians, but also has a fair share of vegetarian dishes.

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A few dishes we tried at O Pedro. All pics/Debatree Saha

What you can expect

O Pedro’s menu is divided into three sections aptly named Quarter plates (tasting portions), Half Plates (appetizers) and Full Plates (main course).

A few of the most interesting vegetarian dishes on the menu are Panjim Bread served with Watana Rassa, Corn Dangar and Cauliflower Caldeen. While the menu is pretty extensive, these dishes looked like something that is definitely worth a try.

The Corn Danger is described as roasted cutlets served salsa. When we tried the dish, it was served with a green chilli chutney and was perfectly spiced and crisp. Another dish that really caught our fancy was the cauliflower Caldeen, which is  a dish made with roasted cauliflower cooked in coconut infused Goan gravy, topped with fried ladyfingers, turmeric leaves and cherry tomatoes. But the description doesn’t do the dish justice. Plated beautifully and served in the most unique way, cauliflower cauldeen was mildly spiced and was an absolute treat for the eyes.

O pedro dish

The restaurant is also a meat-eaters delight and has an array of dishes that will have your mouth watering. Some non-vegetarian dishes that caught our eye were Roasted Rechado Lobster and Chicken Cutlis Poee. The Roasted Rechado Lobster was an absolute treat and well worth the wait. The lobster marinated in rechado and roasted over a wood fire was infused with a rich smokey flavour and went well with a dash of lemon juice.

We also tried the Chicken Cutlis Poee, which could be most easily described as a Goan burger. The dish can best be described as a crispy chicken cutlet paired with purple cabbage slaw that has been artfully placed between Goan Poee. The dish is served with sprouts and is perfect if you’re looking for a burger style dish that will leave even the most trained palates delighted.

Another aspect that makes O Pedro perfect if you’re looking for the perfect Goan food experience is the fact that all their food is spiced with condiments sourced from Panjim and Mapusa.

What we think

A great place to try out some authentic Goan cuisine, O Pedro is the place you should go to if you’re craving that vacation to Goa but just can’t squeeze it into your busy schedule

 

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