This place isn’t very easy to miss but it does get overshadowed by its popular neighbour The Grill House. Carnival De Goa is located in Ulsoor, opposite to the new Hilton hotel that’s coming up and right next to The Grill House. Entry is from the side, so be careful!
They used to serve beer but have stopped due to the Government ban. That was the only thing missing to complete our Goa experience over there.
We had ordered the Fish Thali, Prawn Thali, Veg Thali, Chicken Cutlet, Goan Paneer Chilli, Fried Squid and Walnut Brownies for desserts.
This was the first time that I saw Chicken Cutlet with Egg in the middle! That is some kind of innovation for sure! The chicken was well minced and n=mixed with the right amount of herbs and spices. It was covered really well around the egg and deep fried to a point where the outside is crispy but the insides are soft and cooked just enough.
For the vegetarians, we had ordered the Goan Paneer Chilli. This was tangy and the paneer was soft. I expected the Paneer Chilli to be made with the Chinese flavour but I was surprised because it tasted really different. A must try over here if you ask me.
Fish Thali was simple and yet it was exquisite. The basa served along with this thali was soft and it blends with the food perfectly. The sambhar would remind any Mangalorean of home. Rice served is less in terms of the quantity but you can always ask for second helping. Dry Prawns kosumbu which is simple mix of coconut and dry prawns tasted out of this world.
The difference between the Veg Thali and Fish or Prawn Thali is the dal that’s comes with the Veg Thali. Now most of the dal that you get in restaurants will serve you Channa Dal but here we were served with Toor Dal which caught me by surprise. It was very soupy and spicy. Just what the doctor had ordered.
Value for Money- 4/5
Meal for two: Rs. 1500 without Alcohol