One of the most beautiful experiences of summer in Goa is access to some of the best mangoes on the planet, hands down. When you take this king of fruits and use it to amp up already delicious food, the pleasure senses go crazy. And that’s what Wok & Roll in Candolim does with its popular Mango Festival each year.
I have only ever visited this Asian-inspired restaurant in the evenings where the moon and stars cast twinkling lights all around and the neon signs create a fun, happy-go-lucky vibe. Wok & Roll partners Alwyn Mascarenhas, Joseph Dias
The gorgeous fruit and vegetable garden is on full display at this hour, bearing goodies of jackfruit,
On a typical day, the Wok & Roll menu can be quite overwhelming. After all, it brings the best of Malaysian, Thai, Singaporean, Indonesian, Vietnamese and even Sri Lankan cuisine to Goan shores. Add to that is a mind-boggling variety of trendy cocktails that are delicious and one of the reasons that Wok & Roll has remained steadfast in Goa’s culinary scene since its inception.
For lunch, we tucked into generous servings of Vietnamese prawn and chicken lemongrass skewers, Thai mango som tum, prawn mango yellow curry, mango fried rice, mango sticky rice, and glass noodles with mango. Each of these used the currently ubiquitous fruit in a fresh, innovative way that brought it into focus without completing taking over the classic
One thing I really appreciate about Wok & Roll is its waste management strategy. Alwyn, Joseph