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5 Must-Try Restaurants of Mangalore

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A glimpse of Mangalore
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Mangalore, the chief port city of India is more of a tourist spot now, with cluster of visitors landing up mostly in weekends. Known for its industrial establishments, Mangalore is home to some of the popular beaches of the country including Someshwara beach, Ullal beach and many more.

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A snapshot of Someshwara beach
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Thus, when you are in Mangalore- how long or short you plan a trip, you will always be engaged in some tour activities. Bathing under the scorching sun or sightseeing along the port city makes Mangalore a wonderful experience at any time of the year.

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The magnificent Mangalore
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When the place promises such good visionary treats, where exactly it stands in terms of food? Of course, the affinity to the sea makes Mangalorean cuisine have a dominance of coconuts and fishes. Other common Konkani ingredients that you will get in the Mangalorean palates are rice, dried red chillies, garlic, ginger, curry leaves and tamarind.

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Most used Konkani ingredients
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Do not worry, if these don’t tempt you. The city also has abundant eateries serving Chinese, American, and other popular cuisines.

So, where do you head for a delicious delightful meal in Mangalore?

Janatha Deluxe

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Inside Hotel janatha Deluxe
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Vegetarians often tend to remain unhappy with the food menu of most Mangalorean eateries. Simply because, of them have a meat or fish based menu. Do not worry! There are ample veg restaurants as well. This one has an appealing vegetarian food fare with both North Indian & South Indian varieties. Land up for lunch, dinner or snacks and you are sure to be served some flavorsome food.

Liquid Lounge

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Party at the Liquid Lounge
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Once you step into the holiday shoes, some drinking spree is very usual. Than driving around in search of some good drinks around Mangalore, just end up in this alcohol joint. They have lots on drinks along with luscious food.

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The array of drinks
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Added to these, the cheerful mood, the swooshing sound of the waves and your near ones will surely make it an unforgettable affair. If not into alcohols, they also have an array of mocktails, cocktails, juices and more.

Gajalee Seafood Restaurant

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Entrance of Gajalee
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Along with the sea, Mangalore also has some hills and plateaus around. If you feel like dining on these hill tops, then Gajalee is the place to be. The name is very synonymous to Mumbai, as its one of the best sea food joint. Located at the heart of Kadri hills, this beautiful place is decked with white walls, French windows, terracotta furniture adding a feel good factor every moment.

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A plate of Crab Tandoori Masala
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Crab Tandoori Masala and Prawn Ghee Roast are food recommendations from this place.

Giri Manja’s

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Giri Manja’s
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The restaurant is not easy to locate. But don’t give up. Do use your road track apps and reach this colorful eatery. It has two long tables and bench and thus, you got to share the space with others. Though that alarms your privacy, but the communal eating is an experience worth a shot. You don’t get a menu card and the waiter will recite it to you in their own style. Order the best of veg and non veg platters with no hesitation. After all each of the dish will make you fall in love with the place.

Lighthouse Chaat

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A plate of Charmuri
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If after all the heavy huge meals, you are in mood for some quick grabs and tucks to gulp in. Then do check-in this chaat corner of Mangalore. From college students to family men and tourists, crowds jostle to get some of their yummy plates. Ice-cold sugarcane juice & charmuri seems to be the best combo here.

8 Trends Indian Foodies Will Embrace In 2016

2016 is here finally. The year 2015 saw a hell lot of openings of restaurants and without a shadow of doubt the year was remarkably great for the food industry. While we ate excellent food and sipped amazing drinks last year, we look forward to a brighter new year in the same perspective.

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What’s Trending in Food space
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The year gave us plenty of memorable eating experiences and as the year wrapped up many made resolutions and follow the latest healthy trends in food and drinks. This also brings to our notice that 2015 had also been a personal-health conscious year where many healthy foods were in vogue and are likely to continue in 2016 as well.

Here take a look at what the New Year has in store for the Indian foodies.

Keeping up a Simple Menu

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Simplicity in Food
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Sophistication can be best defined in terms of simplicity as they say. The year 2015 saw cooking reverting to simple basics and the trend seems to continue this year too. As molecular gastronomy is increasingly becoming popular in India, foodies are also turning towards preparation with the simplest recipes and less of ingredients.

Food is Going Local

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Hyer-local services trending
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The emergence of hyper-local food startups in India has changed the way people here order food and groceries. The local souring has become the new trend amongst the foodies where they prefer consuming locally produced vegetable and much more.

Wholesome Food is in

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Wholesome food
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Unprocessed for is no more the cup of tea for Indian foodies. There is also an increasing aversion for the sugar and people look forward to a healthier lifestyle. People are happy to pay more for wholesome food that is fresh and unprocessed.

Go Green

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Turn Vegan
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Although there isn’t a significant change, many meat eaters turned vegetarian in the last year and the trend seems to see a new high in 2016. In the view to avoid diet-driven health crisis, people are following the west to accept herbivorism. Yet regardless, chicken, meat and fish is what drives most of the food culture in India. Match or the green tea powder is expected to the show stealer this year.

Going Global

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Indian Street Food reaching Big Restaurants
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When a section of the population is turning to a healthy lifestyle, meanwhile the chaats and the irresistible street food of India is going global. These mouth-watering delights have made way to the fine dining restaurants considering that an Indian foodie possibly cannot resist the street food. Thus the New Year would see a lot of fusion food in the restaurants.

Pop-Up Party

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Pop-Up Party Food Stall
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2015 didnt see enough of this and thus it would make way to the New Year. Food stalls set up in big hotels presenting the guests with specialized cuisines is what getting hotter in the food space. They are bringing up lesser known preparations from various parts of the nation taking them back to the roots.

Welcome More Global Food

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2016 would see more from the world cuisine
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Food curious people are sure to experience an even better year as new trends and world cuisines would reflect everywhere in the food space. More specialized cuisines will enter the Indian food market. Along with home delivery trend reaching its peak in 2016, European and Japanese food will also uptrend. Presentations and international ingredients will also take the foodies by storm.

Theme Based Restaurants

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Theme based restaurants is the next big thing
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India would embrace more of concept based restaurant this year. Foodies will focus on getting access to concept-driven experiences. Theme based restaurants will bring in a better repertoire of international and national cuisine, thereby elevating the tastes and comforts.

The Day of New Year

1862 years ago, in the year 153, the beginning of a new year began to be observed from January 1. Before that, according to the Roman calendar, March 1st marked a new year. This is what the world follows today but regional, traditional and cultural calendars still hold their grounds in many countries.

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Welcoming a new year…
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Modern custom of celebrating the end of one year on December 31st and beginning of another one on January 1st is in lines with the Gregorian calendar and often referred to as the Christian New Year. The Gregorian calendar, named after Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in 1582, also known as the Western calendar and the Christian calendar, is the most widely used civil calendar all over the world.

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Chinese New Year – year of the Dragon (2012)
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There are various traditional New Year days celebrated around the world, in accordance with dates of Chinese calendar, Korean lunar calendar, Nowruz Iranian calendar, Tibetan calendar, Thai calendar and more. But in India alone, even though the official national celebration is according to the Christian calendar and celebrated on January 1st, there are many other cultural new year days that come about in one Christian Year of 365 days! Some major ones are mentioned as follows:

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Ugadi
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Ugadi – Kannadiga & Telugu New Year : Ugadi is celebrated in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh some time in the month of March–April, depending on the Hindu calendar system.

Ugadi Gudi Padwa – Marathi New Year: Gudi Padwa is celebrated on the first day of Chaitra month, depending on the Hindu calendar for all Maharashtrians and Konkanis. On this day a gudi is found hanging out on the right side of the main entrance of the houses which is a bright yellow cloth tied on the head of a long bamboo stick with an inverted and copper pot placed on it along with a garland made of sugar.

Gudhi Padwa Baisakhi – Punjabi New Year: The land of Five rivers, Punjab celebates the biggest harvest festival across the northern states on this day. Usually Baisakhi is on 13-14th April. It is celebrated as the day of the formation of the Sikh Khalsa. The main celebration takes place at the birth place of the Khalsa and at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Baisakhi Puthandu – Tamil New Year: The traditional Tamilian new year starts from either 13 or 14th April, or first day of Tamil month Chithirai. ‘Chitterai Thiruvizha’ is celebrated in the Meenakshi Temple Madurai. The main food of this festival is Mangai Pachadi.

Bohag Bihu – Assamese New Year: The spring festival “Bohag Bihu” celebrated in the middle of April as the beginning of agricultural bloom. The Assamese new year festival called ‘Bihu’ is the most important festival of Assam, celebrated by fun and abundance, faith and belief.

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Poela Baisakh Sweets!
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Poela Boishakh – Bengali New Year: The ‘Nabo Barsho‘ of Bengal is celebrated with great deal of enthusiasm and energy during the mid of April. This is the day of cultural programs, shopping, prayers and also considered as auspicious time for marriages. Poela Boishakh in Tripura is also celebrated on this day.

Bestu Varas – Gujarati New Year: Bestu Varas marks the harvest season in Gujrat and is celebrated with great enthusiasm on the day after Diwali. Marwaris of Rajasthan celebrate Diwali as a new year!

Vishu – Malayalam New Year: Vishu, as observed elsewhere in India, is usually on 13-14th April of the Gregorian calendar, belonging to Kerala. The most important event of the festival is “Vishukkani” which refers to the first object seen in the morning!

Losoong – Sikkimese New Year: Losoong, an ancient festival of Sikkim is celebrated on month of December, that marks the closing of harvest season and beginning of a new year. The traditional Chham dance is one of the major attractions.

Navreh – Kashmiri New Year: Kashmiir celebrates Navreh with great love, sanctity and involvement on the first day of Chaitra Navratri. It is considered a holy ritual.

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Sweet – Payasam / Thandai
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Hijri – Islamic New Year: The Islamic year begins with Muharram. The Islamic New Year or Muharram varies as per lunar calendar and is celebrated in great fervor.

Cheti Chand – Sindhi New Year: Cheti Chand the Sindhi new year is celebrated on the second day of the Chaitra month. It is an auspicious day since it is the festival to honour the birth of “Jhulelal”.

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Salmon Yu Sheng – fine dining on New Year’s Eve.
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All over the world, the New Year celebrations begin on December 31st and January 1st is a holiday. People spend this time eating and partying, meeting up with family and friends and having a great time. The clock strikes 12 midnight and fire crackers light up the sky, welcoming the following year.

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New Year Fireworks!!
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This year’s new year is just round the corner… Find the appropriate experience packages, restaurants and places to visit in your city on www.bookyourtable.com and call 076767 76767 for reservations!!

Healthy Fruits to add to your diet

If you are on a diet or not fruits can add a lot to your nutritional intake. They are natures sweet treat that also gives you plenty of fiber, vitamins and antioxidants among other benefits.  But which fruits are the best? Well we have listed a few healthy Fruits to add to your diet, these are a sure way to boost your energy and nutrition.

  1. The Acai Berry is said to be one of the most healthy fruits. It is very rich in antioxidant and is stronger than other Superfruit such as blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. As it is found only in Brazil it is very hard to find fresh, in this case the powdered version will do but remember fruit is best for you when fresh.

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    Acai Berries
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  2. Apples- The phytonutrients in apples can help you regulate your blood sugar. Recent research has shown that apple polyphenols can help prevent spikes in blood sugar through a variety of mechanisms. Flavonoids like quercetin found in apples can inhibit enzymes like alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase. Look for evenly colorful apples, since the dark skin comes from exposure to the sun and denotes high nutrients. They are also a good source of fiber.
  3. Grapes are a great source of anthocyanin, a phytonutrient with anti-inflammatory benefits – so long as they’re dark varieties and seeded. A 100 grams of grapes have the following benefits - Omega 3’s — 11.0 mg, Antioxidants — 0.64 mmol12, Glycemic Load — 6, Vitamin A — 1%, B Vitamins – 15%, Vitamin C — 18%, Vitamin E — 1%, Vitamin K — 18%, Potassium – 5% and many more.
  4. Blueberries- are rich in antioxidants, which help fight cancer and prevent macular degeneration. Like cranberries, they contain compounds that can protect against urinary tract infections. Most commonly found in jam or canned but the nutrition found in a fresh one is unbeatable.
  5. Mango- there are so many varieties of this delicious fruit and it is one we take for granted, but we should really appreciate this one. It has 5times more Vitamin C than an Orange and plenty of Fiber as well.

There are many more fruits that are good for you but let us start by incorporating a few of them into our diet to begin with. To find restaurants that serve you fresh and delicious healthy food do visit us on www.bookyourtable.com or call 07676776767.

Best Seafood restaurants in Mangalore

Mangalore being a coastal region has a lot of fresh seafood to offer up all those who love spicy, delicious seafood. I have been to many of these restaurants and I must say picking the top three was a pretty big task but I managed to pick 2 of the best seafood restaurants in Mangalore.

Hotel Narayana is a great place for good homely Fish and sea food, they have a small menu but it is only because they serve the best catch of the day. This is how you are assured that they serve fresh fish, their meals are also based on the best local produce. In a meal you get unlimited brown or white rice a curry or smabar, a vegetable side dish, pickle and a lovely fried fish. The waiter brings the catch of the day around for you to choose from and all year round you get a delicious, masala tossed Anjal (king fish) that is golden fried to perfection. The restaurant is not a very fancy ones and if you go during peak hours you will have to stand in a queue and fight for a seat but trust me after that first bite of delicious fried fish it is all worth it.

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The Fish Fry at Narayana
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Gajalee Mangalore is a really popular place with fairly well done up and well maintained interiors, good clean wholesome food and fast service. Gajalee has branches all through India and they are known for their amazing sea food and in Mangalore they maintain this.
Gajalee is located on a hill top with beautiful surroundings the greenery and the fountain make the place very charming. The indoor and outdoor seating make for a good meal day or night and the guarantee that you get fresh seafood is always a bonus. At night you get a lovely view of the city below as it is on a hilltop, the cool breeze is perfect to set the mood right for a great meal. The must try dishes would be the Chicken Ghee Roast, Fish Masala Fry and the Prawns Biryani. Although this place is more expensive than Hotel Narayana it is certainly worth a visit as they also have a good selection of local favorites in their menu.

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Gajalee Mangalore
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Be it a simple restaurant that serves reasonable homely food or a posh restaurant serving fancy delicious food, bookyourtable has plenty of options to choose from. For more options just go to www.bookyourtable.com or call 07676776767.

Mangalorean Cuisine

Mangalore is a very rich coastal region that is famous for their delicious seafood as well as for their Udupi vegetarian food. Here they use a lot of fresh ingredients that grow around and like most Indian coastal regions of the South a lot of coconut is used. Here we will look at popular vegetables as well as dishes that fall under Mangalorean Cuisine.

The main vegetables used here are coconut, Jack fruit, colocasia leaves, raw green bananas, mango, red chillies, salt and a lot of dry curries, chutneys are pickles are used as well.

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Masala Dosa
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In the Udupi cuisine there are many famous dishes that have acquired popularity such as the Masala Dosa, Saru (a type of rasam) Kadabu and many other specials. A typical traditional meal is served on a banana leaf and  consists of the following items-

  • salt, pickle
  • Kosambari (seasoned salad made from split Bengal gram or pea)
  • Bajji
  • chutney
  • gojju
  • Ajethna
  • Spiced rice (chitranna)
  • Appalla- papad
  • Steamed rice (plain rice cooked in steam or boiling water)
  • Saaru or rasam (a spicy watery soup)
  • Menaskai
  • Koddelu or sambhar
  • Sweets like laddu, holige
  • Fried items like bonda, chakkuli, vada
  • Paramanna or Kheer (pudding)
  • Payasa
  • Buttermilk/curd

Whats interesting about this full course traditional meal is that all the all the items have their own special place on the leaf and the items need to be places in the correct order. The meal begins when everyone is together and the meal is done correctly only if they all start and end together, one cannot walk out in between, even if he is done.

 The other popular sub cuisine is the Mangalore Catholic cuisine. Here again there is a lot of coconut, rice and spice used in the dishs. They too have some popular dishes like the sana, neer dosa and the Mangalore Fish Curry. Unlike  the Udupi cuisine a lot of seafood and meat is used here. In the food you can get a taste of the Portuguese influence especially in dishes such as the pork roast. Other popular dishes include-

  • Pork Sorpotel this has a mix pork blood and other parts and is also found in Pork Bafat, Cabidela and Kalleze un Kiti (heart and intestines).
  • Sanna-Dukra Maas (Sanna – idli fluffed with toddy or yeast; Dukra Maas – Pork)

 

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Dukra Maas
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  • Unde-Dukra Maas (Unde – leavened bread; Dukra Maas – Pork)
  • Bifa Maas (beef), Bokrea Maas (mutton) and Kunkda Maas (chicken)
  • Chicken Indaz
  • Rosachi kadi (Ros Curry), a fish curry made with ros (coconut milk) the Fish Roe Curry, is known for its amazing taste and is very popular in Coastal South India.
  • Sheveo Roce and Pathal Bakri (a variant of Kori Rotti) dry rice flakes dipped in chicken gravy.

If you would like to know where to get the best Mangalorean cuisine in your city? Just give us a call on 07676776767 or visit www.bookyourtable.com to check out the restaurants in Mangalore click here.