Thanks to technological marvels, one no longer has to leave to the cosy comfort of the couch to satisfy hunger pangs. Just get your smartphone out, select your favourite restaurant and in a matter of no time, you can get your favourite cuisine delivered to your doorstep. Simple and easy. But then, the real flavours of the cuisine is lost somewhere in the journey from the restaurant to your plate. Apart from the fact that it does not come even remotely close to something prepared fresh out of the kitchen, served piping hot, ordered-in meals just lack the right feel. Now imagine how amazing it will be to taste delicacies prepared right in front of you in a natural setting with a sea in the background. Too difficult to imagine? Not for us as we recently witnessed the same at India’s popular party capital, Goa, which in addition to its sun-kissed beaches and susegad lifestyle, is also famous for its seafood.
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