Village Tour, Crabbing by the River and Goan Portuguese Fusion Meal with a Local

Summary

Kim has been part of the travel industry for 25 years and enjoys meeting people, traveling to new places and discovering different cultures and cuisines. Kim learned to cook when she was 12 from her father who had always wanted to be a chef (but went on to become a Captain in the merchant navy), so he passed on his interest and passion to Kim. She is a Goan native and lives with her family (husband and two children) in a small village in South Goa. Her family enjoys her cooking so much that they encouraged her to open Kim's fine foods and confectionery five years ago, so she can share her passion with others .She caters food for groups as small as 2 and as large as 200, customizing the meal as per theme of the party. Kim and her family truly enjoyed being able to share their culture, cuisine and kitchen with you - so come join them for a unique experience and flavorful meal you'll remember forever! Notes: For families with children there will be a special menu for the child: (0-4 years): welcome drink, starters and french fries (5-11 years): welcome drink, starters, french fries, sharing the main course with the parent and dessert

Tour info

Duration
4 hours - 5 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Commentary
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

The experience takes place in your host Kim's home in Orlim village where you'll be greeted with fresh coconut water straight from the tree! Kim will then explain to you how Goan food has a Hindu Saraswat and Catholic Portuguese influence. Join her for a short walk around the village, and visit a 450 year old church. You may even spot migratory birds before you proceed to the river to catch your lunch! The best catch is when the water is low and the tide is about to turn, so while you wait join Kim for a picnic by the river to enjoy some homemade snacks and drinks she brought.  Back home, you’re free to explore the large selection of spices and fruit trees in the garden before you join Kim in the kitchen to watch her steam the crabs you caught earlier. Your meal will be a collection of Goan-Portuguese fusion cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients. You might enjoy dishes like fish cutlets or prawn curry, and end with a dessert like caramel custard.

What’s included?

  • Private village tour and crabbing by the river (with small picnic) with your host Kim

  • Homecooked meal

  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)

  • Non-alcoholic beverages

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

  • Gratuities

  • Snacks

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 4-5 hours

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

About operator:

Traveling Spoon provides travelers with private, authentic food experiences, from homemade meals to cooking classes and market tours, with local hosts in their homes.

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