Authentic Goan Cuisine at Mum’s Kitchen in Goa, India

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During my week-long stay in Goa in Southern India, I mostly ate dinner at my home-stay, but some nights we did go out to some nice restaurants as well! In this post, you can read my experience eating at “Mum’s Kitchen”, a popular restaurant that serves authentic Goan cuisine. Enjoy!

 

Authentic Goan Cuisine at Mum's Kitchen in Goa, India || The Travel Tester

Mum’s Kitchen in Goa, India

 

 

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The Entree

As part of the “food blogger” group, I got to experience what the typical Goan cuisine is all about quite some times and Mum’s Kitchen is a restaurant that has been striving to save the Goan cuisine from extinction since 1997.

What I really enjoyed about this restaurant was that they pay a tribute to all the Goan mothers that have been sharing their traditional recipes generation on generation, so that today you can still taste a range of food of which the history goes back years!

 

Authentic Goan Cuisine at Mum's Kitchen in Goa, India || The Travel Tester

Authentic Goan Cuisine at Mum's Kitchen in Goa, India || The Travel Tester

 

The Interior

The interior of Mum’s Kitchen is very bright and colourful and the walls (and tables!) are decorated with some amazing mosaic tiles. On the walls, you can also see many photographs of typical Goan buildings and events, which gives the restaurant a nice atmosphere.

While I sat right under the air-conditioner and it was way too cold for me, seating was comfortable and the long table that we were sitting at was perfect for our group to all eat together!

The food in Goa is very different than the food in the rest of India and not quite my favourite kitchen (a lot is deep-fried, not a lot of green vegetables, mostly fish and dishes don’t usually look very tasty, even though they are), but I definitely enjoyed tasting some of the curry here at Mum’s kitchen!

 

Authentic Goan Cuisine at Mum's Kitchen in Goa, India || The Travel Tester

Authentic Goan Cuisine at Mum's Kitchen in Goa, India || The Travel Tester

Authentic Goan Cuisine at Mum's Kitchen in Goa, India || The Travel Tester

Authentic Goan Cuisine at Mum's Kitchen in Goa, India || The Travel Tester

These tables are AMAZING, right?

 

The Food

The menu already makes you excited for things to come and there are many recommendations that the staff can make for you. As we arrived here with a big group, our part of the table decided to go for a couple of dishes to share between us. A couple of the girls were vegetarian, but there were also enough options for them, luckily.

 

Authentic Goan Cuisine at Mum's Kitchen in Goa, India || The Travel Tester

Authentic Goan Cuisine at Mum's Kitchen in Goa, India || The Travel Tester

Authentic Goan Cuisine at Mum's Kitchen in Goa, India || The Travel Tester

Authentic Goan Cuisine at Mum's Kitchen in Goa, India || The Travel Tester

We went for the shrimps on recommendation, it was a good choice!

Authentic Goan Cuisine at Mum's Kitchen in Goa, India || The Travel Tester

Authentic Goan Cuisine at Mum's Kitchen in Goa, India || The Travel Tester

Authentic Goan Cuisine at Mum's Kitchen in Goa, India || The Travel Tester

Yes, these are two different dishes -even though they both look the same :)

One is meat curry and the other one is mushroom curry. Both VERY tasty!

Authentic Goan Cuisine at Mum's Kitchen in Goa, India || The Travel Tester

 

 

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If you’re looking to experience a typical Goan meal while you’re in this part of India (and you really should), Mum’s Kitchen is the place to go! There is a nice atmosphere, friendly staff, everything is clean and well-prepared. There is something on the menu for everyone: meat, fish or vegetarian, so plenty to choose from! You’ll have a great time here!

 

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Name: Mum’s Kitchen

Address: Dayanand Bandodkar Marg, Miramar, Panjim, Goa, India

Phone: +91 98221 75559

Websitewww.mumskitchengoa.com

Order: Apparently the prawns we ordered as a starter were a must-try, they were good for sure! Other than that, all the food on the menu looked amazing, so you really can’t go wrong :)

 

 

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Disclaimer: This restaurant visit was part of the #Escape2Goa campaign, organised by LeaveUKMark and the Goa Tourism Board. All photos and opinions in this review are, as always, 100% my own.  

 

Restaurant Review

7 Getting There (from Panjim)
7 Interior of Restaurant
9 Quality of Food
7 Uniqueness of Restaurant
7 Overall Atmosphere
7.4
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