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Joanna Lobo

Joanna Lobo is an independent journalist from Goa. She enjoys writing about food, her Goan heritage, and things that make her happy. When not contributing to leading Indian and international newspapers and magazines, she co-owns a food publication But First, Food.

Mama miso goa

Goa’s hottest new restaurants

The Goa restaurant scene has been booming for a while now. These are some of the newest that caught our eye. There’s something for everyone. Goa’s hospitality industry hasn’t slowed down since…

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Clube Nautilus de Goa puts the wind in your sails

It’s all smooth sailing with the premier club called Clube Nautilus de Goa. Even if you’re a landlubber, you won’t feel so much at sea and should learn the ropes quite quickly.…

Pings mumbai

Ping for good food!

Ping’s Café Orient in Lower Parel, Mumbai, proves pan-Asian fare can offer comfort — and health. It’s a miracle noodle. Gluten-free, vegan, keto-friendly, low carb and possessing 97 per cent water. Meet…

Taki taki lower parel

Taki Taki is a taste of Japan, with a touch of India

A new Pan-Asian place in Mumbai, Taki Taki serves up familiar flavours. There’s an agave revolution of sorts brewing in India. A new agave spirit sold in Goa, older ones doing good…

Tamras gin distillery experience centre

Unfolding the Tāmras story

India’s newest gin offers a glimpse into its production at a first-of-its-kind gin distillery tour. Devika Bhagat and Khalil Bachooali enjoyed their spirits. Bhagat was a vodka drinker, and Bachooali liked Scotch. …

Sangrias at uno mas goa

One more, please: Uno Más moves to Goa

Mumbai’s Uno Más relaunches in Goa offering sangria, sunshine and Spanish tapas. On the first anniversary of Uno Más, in Mumbai’s bustling-by-day, quiet-by-night BKC, there was a flamenco dancer. Swathed in red…

Bo-tai on ozran beach in goa

Bo-Tai makes its Goa debut

Massive Restaurant’s first outlet in Goa, Bo-Tai is a buzzing party space offering beautiful sunsets and delicious Asian fare. It’s the glass we could carry home with us. A round glass bowl,…

Fly dining at grand hyatt goa

Buckle up for Goa’s first sky-dining experience

Dining outdoors gets a whole new meaning with Goa’s first sky-dining experience at Grand Hyatt Goa.  It’s one of the best seats in the house. We are strapped into a well-cushioned chair,…

Doja featured

India’s newest gin Doja is an Indo-Japanese collaboration

Distilled in Goa, Doja pairs yuzu, sansho peppers and hinoki chips with Indian staples like cardamom and fennel.  It’s an unassuming pepper. It looks like Sichuan or the local Goan tefla (teppal), but possesses…