Koi Goa – A place you can’t miss when in Goa
Koi is an Asian restaurant in Calangute region of Goa. The restaurant is named Koi (a fish) that holds a sense of prosperity, significance, and a broad spirit of achievement. Their logo also has Koi fused in it.
The entire place gives a vibe of tranquillity with dark shade tones, beautiful Buddha statues, the paintings, and chandeliers juxtaposed together. Koi will tell a lot about the classy taste of the brand.
The hospitality is exceptionally polite and friendly, and the food is worth raving.
Here is how the evening of excellent drinks and great food went off.
Me being a Gooner for wine, so, I called for Frozen Strawberry Red Wine Sangria and a White Wine Sangria. The Red one is their in-house creation with fresh strawberries. My sister tried The Singapore Sling and Alphonso. All the drinks were fantastic and perfectly went with the food we ordered.
Their in-house sauces are just amazing and the Kimchi they serve is delish.
Sushi is my go-to dish whenever I see one on a menu, so we ordered Sushi Platter that included Shitake, Veg. Tempura and Asparagus Roll. When the platter arrived, it looked like an artistic arrangement of pearls put together and framed with a splatter of warm colors. Well, it tasted excellent, and the entire plate was wiped clean in no time.
P.S.: I did try my hands on eating with chopsticks, and I succeeded reasonably.
Koi Khowsuey is a delight to eyes and your taste buds with the Yellow curry, Steamed noodles, and 14 condiments; it’s colorful and flavourful. The curry is subtle in flavor, and the spices along take care of the crunch with the peanuts & Fried onions, fried noodles, fried basil, the udon noodles add a distinctive texture, the leek & coriander gives a freshness and herby flavor. Lemon and Chilli flakes for the extra zest. I am going to miss this one the most. A trip to Goa for this Khowsuey will be a long trip, but trust me it will be worth it.
Hot Crispy Tofu is panko coated tofu pieces mildly flavored with spices served over a bed of dry red chilies. Looked very simple yet turned out to be a great appetizer.
We also tried the Koi Soy Krapow a mock meat version of krapow tossed with garlic, chilly, soy sauce, and basil. Tried this for the first time and it turned out to be delicious and goes well with steamed rice.
Another dish that we cherished is the Spicy Thai Basil Rice.
Well every meal has to end however good it is, so we tried the Molten Chocolate cake with Coconut Icecream and BlackBerries.
Some things stay with you for a long time, a meal at Koi is one such thing. You mostly visit places for either excellent experience or food, but there are very few places that offer you both and Koi, Goa makes it to the list.
While Goa is all about letting yourself loose, relaxed and try to accomplish a state of peace, Koi turns out to be a great spot to do so, all you need to do it order a drink, listen to a fantastic playlist and the rest will be taken care off.
Koi Goa a big Thumbs up to the team.
Well did I forget to mention they are pet-friendly?
At Koi, it gets better with every minute.