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BANYAN TREE

Way back in the 90’s the Vivanta Holiday Village is the first Thai speciality restaurant in Goa perhaps in India. The independent structure tiled to suit the goan surroundings but still retaining the Thai influence, is set under the giant banyan tree which is over three centuries old. The open airy restaurant surrounded by lush green lawns is a soothing sight for stressed senses. Or you can opt for the inner air conditioned area which is dominated by a chandelier made out of coconut shells cascading from the ceiling. On some evenings the action moves outdoors where music and entertainment combines with the food to give you that special Thai experience. The Thai chef prepares a new menu every year, but you can expect the Thai Green Curry and Pla Rad Prik, crispy fried made with fresh local catch at all times.

The items have a distinct flavor of the herbs coconuts. For starters, there’s Coconut Seafood Soup and Spring Rolls. Their signature dishes include Spicy and Sour Prawn Soup, Crispy Fried Vegetables in roasted chilli sauce, and Sweet Water Chestnuts in coconut milk. A Delightful main course item is the Choo Chi Goong Mangkon, which is diced lobsters in red curry sauce and a delicious item. Sample also the River Crab in a spicy curry sauce. You can also enjoy some gourmet Thai-style stir fries with vegetables, beef and chicken. In seafood, go for the amazing deep-fried king Prawns with garlic and pepper Sauce. Like the roots of the Banyan Tree the chef’s have worked on preparations from all over Thailand and brought it here for the experience. And it is a ‘gourmet’ experience.

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