Soup is primarily liquid food, generally served warm or hot (but may be cool or cold). It’s made by combining ingredients of meat or vegetables with stock, juice, water, or another liquid. Hot soups are additionally characterized by boiling solid ingredients in liquids in a pot until the flavors are extracted, forming a broth. With the monsoons in Goa, WoknRoll Goa, Goa’s hottest and favorite South-East Asian restaurant has a Soup Festival that’s on all month.
The Soup Festival at WoknRoll Goa, Candolim
WoknRoll Goa is known for their fantastic South-East Asian cuisine. Started by three friends who just happen to be complete foodies, the restaurant is a favorite with locals as well as out-of-towners. The food is mouthwatering and even the sauces that go with each dish are made from scratch.
Of, course, not everyone wants to eat a full meal on a night out. In this kind of weather, it’s soup that is a winner. Keeping this in mind, WoknRoll, Goa has carefully and lovingly curated and created a menu like you’ve never seen or tasted before. The Soup Festival is on all month at the restaurant located in Candolim. It’s a don’t miss for all those super foodies out there.
Asian cuisine and some of its benefits
It’s also important to note a few details about Asian cuisine. It is all about wellness and a staple like milk doesn’t combine too well with a lot of ingredients. It is said to ruin digestion. Miso, on the other hand, is made from fermented soybeans. Since it is fermented, it is a natural source of healthy probiotics and is great for digestion.
Another interesting point about Asian cuisine is the liberal use of herbs. Herbs like wild yam, jujube, ginseng are used because they are believed to be mildly invigorating, restorative, or immune-stimulating. After all, it’s not just about great tasting food.
Check out some of the soups being served. All are from different regions of South-east Asia
Canh Chua (Vietnamese): Canh Chua or cá nấu is a sour soup indigenous to the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam. It is typically made with Fish, Prawn, Squid, pineapple, tomatoes, and okra, simmered in a tamarind-flavored broth.
Bakso (Indonesian): Bakso or baso is Indonesian meatball or meat paste made from beef surimi. Its texture is similar to the Chinese beef ball, fish ball, or pork ball. The term bakso could refer to a single meatball or the whole bowl of meatball soup.
Pho Noodle Soup (Vietnamese): Phở or pho is a Vietnamese delicacy consisting of broth, rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs, and meat, primarily made with either beef or chicken.
Miso Soup (Japanese): Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup consisting of a stock called “dashi” into which softened miso paste is mixed.
Laksa (Malaysian): Laksa is a spicy noodle soup popular in the Peranakan cuisine. Laksa consists of rice noodles or rice vermicelli with chicken, prawn or fish. Laksa Lemak, also known as Nyonya laksa (Malay: Laksa Nyonya), is a type of laksa with a rich coconut gravy.
The restaurant is located on the way to one of Goa’s favorite party places, Cohiba. The best plan is one that involves dinner at WoknRoll and then head out to party at Cohiba.
It is the middle of July but the festival at WoknRoll Goa is on until the end of this month. So if you haven’t been already, get yourself to the restaurant and try out all of the amazing food there.
Check out their Facebook page for more details and to make reservations.
Information credit – WoknRoll Goa