Seafood South Goa EP 1 | Martin’s corner & Fishka


I really love the approach road of this beach. There is greenery on both sides, coconut trees, this narrow road – driving through here feels good. Hello friends! Welcome to Visa2Explore! This is your host, Harish Bali. Right now, I am at the Betalbatim Beach of South Goa. Look at the sea waves! The beach is so clean! To stand here, spread my arms wide, I am enjoying this like anything! We are going to start our food journey from here. Let’s check it out! There is a famous food joint nearby, where famous personalities drop in frequently. This food joint is called Martin’s Corner. We’ve already ordered fish for ourselves. I was looking at the local catch on display here. I can see Red Snapper, Sea Bass, lobster, King Prawn, Pomfret, etc. Now let’s wait for the order to come. I don’t know for how long I had been waiting for this day… when I would get to eat fish cooked in Recheado Masala. Today is the day. I am having Sea Bass cooked in Recheado Masala. There is Goan fish curry too. You must have heard about it for sure. Goan fish curry is made with Surmai fish and we will eat it with rice. This Sea bass fillet looks too tempting. Sea Bass – this fish is known as Chonak in Goa. So you can imagine Chonak fish along with Recheado masala is going to taste good! I had heard about Chonak fish that Goans like it a lot. It is a very tasty fish. And all that I heard about this Recheado masala is nothing as compared to the actual taste of it. Two things that are clearly evident in this masala are … – Number 1 is red chili, giving a brilliant flavor. Another thing creating magic in this taste is the local vinegar produced in Goa itself. This gives a very traditional taste to the fish. I am enjoying eating this fish. Chonak is actually the kind of fish which melts in the mouth. If you ask anyone in Goa about the most popular meal, the answer will be – fish curry with rice. So, this Goan fish curry, again…. Just look at its colour! One look at the color of this fish curry, how tempting and inviting it is to eat. As I pour this fish curry over rice, I can feel a typical fragrance,… … which I’ve never experienced before, trust me. I am sure that this fragrance is because of two things – Number 1, use of coconut in fish gravy. Second is own fragrance and flavor of the fish. What a taste! The delicious taste of this fish curry makes it worth coming to Goa and enjoying this taste! I have just served a little bit of rice and curry to myself. Too good! I feel like serving myself a lot more fish curry and rice and eat it before talking about it. This is so tasty & so much different! Trust me, eating this meal here gives me a feeling of authenticity as far as the food is concerned. I enjoyed this experience overall! I watched a part of the cooking process and what I could understand… … is that if your curry is good, then your dish is a victory. And this Recheado masala fish that we ate, the total game is that of the masala. The fish is marinated in masala for hardly 5-10 minutes before being shallow fried in the pan. If your masala is good, the fillet preparation has to be amazing too. So, to start my seafood journey in South Goa by coming here… …, enjoying this kind of food at Martin’s Corner was a good experience for me. I really loved the taste of Sea Bass, cooked in Recheado masala. So, I asked them to show me what all goes into making the masala mix. So, here it is – they have arranged everything in a tray to show me. This is toddy vinegar, Ginger-garlic, salt, clove, cinnamon, Kashmiri red chili, and cumin seeds. I will try to find an opportunity to watch this masala mix being prepared too in the coming days in Goa. I can see a lot of pictures of famous personalities who’ve visited here. Sachin Tendulkar seems to be a regular visitor here. His pictures are displayed here. We’ve reached Benaulim Beach. I saw a lot of boats on this beach. Let us go to one of these boats and check out their catch of the day. Host: “How long have you been catching fish?” Woman: “Our family has been doing this work since a long, long time, since the times of my grandfather, …. …great-grandfather. And now this is our business too…… …We go out daily and bring back this fish… …some days we don’t get this type, so we catch some other type. …. …Today, we were able to catch only Jheenga (prawn), Mackerel fish, King fish and some Shark fish.” Host: “Okay. Can you show me Shark fish?” Woman: “Yes. This is Shark fish. These are prawns.” Host: “What time do you leave for sea to catch fish?” Woman: “We leave at 4 am.” Host: “And when does the boat come back?” Woman: “That depends on the sea. Whenever it gives us fish, we come back. There is no set timing.” Host: “Still, it must be afternoon by the time you are back?” Woman: “Yes, some people return in afternoon, some come back earlier… ….Whenever God grants us, we come back.” Host: “Okay. Thank you!” Man: “My home is 2kms away from this beach. I come here to buy fresh fish daily…. …This is called King Fish. We bought 4 pieces for Rs. 500/-.” Host: “Which is your favorite type of fish?” Man: “Our favorite is King fish only, but this one is smaller. Here, we like this bigger one.,.. And prawns.” When we came to Benaulim Beach in early morning, it was absolutely peaceful. However, now in the afternoon, since fishing boats are returning to shore, it is full of hustle & bustle. So far, we’ve seen 6 beaches in South Goa. Right now, we are at the Benaulim Beach. We began this journey from the Betalbatim Beach. Mobor and Cavelossim beaches are located close to each other. We also visited the Colva Beach. In the 19kms between Betalbatim and Mobor, we saw 6 beaches already. We did not shoot the video of our visit to the Varca Beach. I noticed that in these 6 beaches, Colva beach is the most popular. Fishing is prohibited in the monsoon season due to sea-storms. This affects the availability of fresh seafood. Yesterday it was 2nd of August and sea-fishing has already been resumed. So, we will get fresh seafood to eat. We’ve come to Fishka for seafood in Betalbatim area. What you are looking at is Creamy, Spicy Prawn with rice. This is Red Snapper, with a filling of prawns inside. The fish we ate at the Martin’s Corner was Sea bass. In terms of taste, Sea Bass and Red Snapper are similar varieties but there are other differences. Thank you! It is my first experience of eating Red Snapper. And to eat this fish filled inside with prawns cooked in Recheado masala, obviously, I can’t even imagine! See, this is the masala I am talking about. This masala was applied to the fish inside, as well as added to the prawn stuffing. After the first bite of this Red Snapper, I can feel clear difference from Chonak fish. If I talk about softness, Chonak is a softer fish. Red Snapper has more of a fishy feeling as compared to Chonak. So, it feels obvious that you are eating fish meat. Second thing, the Recheado masala added to the fish is also giving it a good taste. I have already seen the ingredients that go into the making of this Recheado Masala. So, this is very nice. And the vinegar is the real game-changer to some extent in this spice mix. So, I am getting a good feel when I’m having this. The fish was already deboned before it was stuffed with prawn masala. See, this is the prawn stuffing inside the fish. It would be difficult to experience this kind of seafood anywhere else than in Goa, at least in India. This is the whole bite representing the actual serving of the fish. To sum it up, the overall taste of this dish is great! Just look at the preparation! Now, let me have this! I can see large chunks of onion, and the thick cream is clearly visible in the texture of this sauce. Nice taste! It has red chili, cream, plus the fresh prawns! This is the tail of the prawn, which they haven’t removed. This prawn is served with its tail on. Which obviously means you can eat the rest of the prawn and leave the tail as it is. I enjoyed the overall taste of prawns. This dish also has some sugar in it, probably to compensate the chili. The flavor of cream is clearly visible. And I would repeat myself – this preparation is a fusion food with two different flavors. Now, let me finish this off slowly. After that, I would check whether there is a Goan sweet dish to finish off the meal. By the way, this is not a traditional ice cream of Goa but I still found it exciting – coconut ice cream. I have never had the combined flavors of vanilla and coconut in an ice cream. So, I thought of ordering this. Interesting taste! What I mean to say is it is something new, something different. I had a lot of coconut in the curry as well as in this ice cream. A good end to today’s meal! I have not thought about what else to do after this meal is over. Now, I am going to finish this ice cream and then decide… …whether I want to shoot more today or just take rest. Goans are crazy about football. You can imagine the extent to which people in Goa are fans of football by looking at this scene. In Benaulim, everyday at 5pm, a football match takes place like this … …between professional teams and people stand like this to enjoy. We’ve come to Goa in Monsoon season. And I’ve been noticing that weather changes are quite frequent here. Like today, since morning, the weather is rainy, though it hasn’t rained yet. We’ve come to famous Colva Beach in South Goa. You can see a lot of people around, who are enjoying themselves here. A lot of tourists come to this beach. That is because of multiple reasons – eating, shopping, etc. Since it is monsoon season, there are no shacks, otherwise you can see shacks right on the beach. The water is clear, the beach is clean. Though one shouldn’t venture too deep but one can walk some distance into the water. Since it is monsoon season, there is a life guard too… …, who prohibits people from venturing too deep into the sea. You can walk on the beach. But the view is beautiful. One can spend 2-3 hours here at this beach. Did you like this episode? Which seafood variety did you like the most? Do share with us in your comments. As always, I shall be waiting for your comments. We’ll meet soon with seafood journey South Goa Part 2. Till then, goodbye! See you soon!

100 comments on “Seafood South Goa EP 1 | Martin’s corner & Fishka”

  1. Swapnil Gadekar says:

    Sir giggle after tasting good food is too good… Hehe hehe

  2. Mitesh Rathod VLOG says:

    Sir next week we are going to goa. What are must try dishes ?

  3. Neelam Neelam says:

    Aapke sabhi episode acche lag rahe hai.kas hame bhi aapse Milne ka mouka mile .aapka andaj anokha hai .

  4. Bhargav K says:

    South Goa beaches are the best

  5. Tushar Nakil says:

    let us not go to costly joints…lets enjoy cheaper ones were common hunnger can be higenic

  6. Yogesh Shelar says:

    Oh my god. It's really difficult to watch your videos. While i am hungry ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  7. RAJA GAZI says:

    Kolkata ma auuu

  8. Hara prasad padhy says:

    Sir can u tell me about gud authentic Goan food restaurant at palolem beach area

  9. Kapil Chawla says:

    Mja agya sir

  10. Chetan Bhatt says:

    Dear Harsh bali, i am waiting for jaiselmer tour. Goa is nice . SIR WE CAN DO ANY BUSINESS BY ORGANISING GROUP TOUR AS PER YR KNOWLEDGE ? 9699924266 CHETAN

  11. VJ Tech says:

    like your Goa shirt !

  12. Pavan Chouhan says:

    Wow goa. I liked prawns with rice so yummy.

  13. Stock123 Future123 says:

    one of the best episode of yours

  14. EJAZ HUSAIN says:

    Acha hai sirji

  15. Madhu Singh says:

    mujhe ve gumna hai aap ke sat mujhe gumna or khana bhot pasand hai

  16. Braham Dutt says:

    Sir itani mehegi mehegi fish milti h 500-800 itane m to meri puri family ka 4 se 6 Din tk shubha se sham ka khana aaram se ho jata h jata h
    Jay Hind sir

  17. sartaj mohd says:

    Sir who is the other person that travels with you and records the video??

  18. Sunil Tawade says:

    Sir Aap kolhapur Aao Hamara city ka femous mutton dry tambda rassa padhra rassa taste karo aur muje seva ka moka de do kolhapur Maharastra mob no 9325363367

  19. Abhishek Singh says:

    boss fish harish ji

  20. sourav patnaik says:

    I like the background music.

  21. Sudha Shrestha says:

    Very very nice your all vlog superb mind blowing I loved it ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐Ÿฅ€๐Ÿฅ€

  22. Olvin. goa Lima says:

    Goan fish cury

  23. Amruta Rege says:

    You should also visit Mickey's near colva beach you should try butterfly prawns one of the best dishes

  24. shivaprakash halleppanavar says:

    All food u had in Martin's ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  25. Vicky Khan says:

    Nice video sir… Aisa LG rha me yha hu

  26. Rohit Bharti says:

    Goa in saste hotel plz

  27. rajan rajan says:

    because he his fair , shirt matches him

  28. Suhel Shaikh says:

    Sir kabhi ratnagiri ko visit kariye

  29. rpgs kolkata says:

    Classic

  30. platinum public says:

    Awesome sir, aap khate ho aur tripti hame milti hai..god bless you sir

  31. tirikamtel says:

    Cutlery has been provided by the restaurant.

  32. Ayesha Ansari says:

    Sir plz koi newly wed ke liye honeymoon special place btaiye in India

  33. cyril fernandes says:

    Mr. Harish you missed eating Pork and Beef which Martin's is known for. Get a taste for these delicacies whenever you visit Goa, Kerala or Northeast.

  34. Ignatius Miranda says:

    Awesome video
    Awesome food
    Awesome Goa
    Jesus bless you all
    โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ’’๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’โค๏ธ

  35. Ignatius Miranda says:

    I have been personally at Martinis Corner close by Majorda
    Awesome food
    I love Goa
    Jesus bless you all
    Jesus loves you all
    โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ’’๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’โค๏ธ

  36. Ignatius Miranda says:

    All the sea food preparation was awesome
    Jesus bless you all
    โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ’’๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’โค๏ธ

  37. Nehal Matharu says:

    Yummy episode ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

  38. Nehal Matharu says:

    I love all sea food.. Not particular choice.. All seems yummy and delecious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ—๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

  39. Sneha c says:

    U missed cabo de rama beach

  40. sagar mhatre says:

    Where did u stay in South Goa sir?

  41. Sonu KaneKar says:

    Bakwas hosting

  42. Sonu KaneKar says:

    I thi K u neeD to t rest

  43. mohit ponna says:

    U r doing a very good job… U made my plan for Goa ..easy

  44. Sweet Memories says:

    We have recheodo every day

  45. Sweet Memories says:

    If u have visit goa next time ask them if they give ukda rice… Not basmati.. Goan fish curry taste best with ukda rice

  46. Sweet Memories says:

    Next time go to fisherman wharf… In south.
    And also nostalgia in south goa raia its very gud goan authentic food

  47. pooja gautam says:

    Lobster ๐Ÿฆž bhi try krna tha

  48. Manish Wahie says:

    You are cutting the fish in a wrong way. Lots of gap in the way u show and how it should be. i notice this everywhere with you. Your show is quite natural otherwise.

  49. Dr. Ratan Ram says:

    Your videos are awesome but the background noises in the audio is too much. It would be better if you could cancel those noises.

  50. Kiran Dhamei says:

    Fisherman wharf Lobsters ๐Ÿฆž look so yummy. North goa fisherman wharf is also awesome.

  51. Mayank Yadav says:

    Sir one question why didn't u go with ur ๐Ÿ‘ฐ

  52. Vivadegoa says:

    Prices are too too too much high……. Only tourists will prefer.

  53. Chirag Alex says:

    Sir hamare liye bhi parcel krva lete๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

  54. Sunil Kumar says:

    Sir mhuje aapki video kafi pasand he 100 _100 bar dekh chuka hu aap aapni family ke sath or banau ๐Ÿ‘ช๐Ÿ‘ช๐Ÿ‘ช๐Ÿ‘ช

  55. gaurav vyas says:

    Thnx boss mai september last m goa jane wala hu apki is trip se bhut sikha

  56. sagar Godade says:

    Khadad ,,,hawarrrr,,,mangaddddd,,๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  57. J. Sahela says:

    Kindly make a veg series of Goa

  58. saiguru parab says:

    Cheap taxi service 24

  59. goa clean says:

    Abhi puro ghaati hey goa mein
    No goans left now …
    Feel sry for it
    Politicans and ghaati sold goa s charm

  60. C K PATEL says:

    Prawn curry with rice

  61. Vaishali Kunte says:

    Harishji the way you explain the place and the food about the food feel like eating it now ,god bless you doing very nice job.

  62. Cipreano Gomes says:

    Chonoc fish

  63. Rezaul kabir Hridoy says:

    Sir app just to much good hoo.mey Bangladesh se hu mey app ka bohat sare video dekh chuka hu app ka video mughe bohat achha lagta hey

  64. Rezaul kabir Hridoy says:

    Snapper bohat tuna fish achha laga

  65. Debojit Majumder says:

    I am loving your video

  66. Vaishali Sawant says:

    เคฎเคธเฅเคค เค†เคนเฅ‡

  67. Yoganand Gaude says:

    ๐Ÿ˜ from GOA

  68. Rahul Gaur says:

    Use a spoon man.

  69. Cheryl Crasto says:

    It's yumm I know I am from Goa…. โค๐Ÿ˜‹โค

  70. Suresh Insan says:

    Harish ji kitna bolte ho kabi ghar bhi chale jaya karo

  71. Brijesh Mandavi says:

    South goa beaches are far better than north

  72. DeeJay Wordplay says:

    Love how you humble yourself by eating with your hands. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

  73. Apoorva Prabhu says:

    So many 5 start restaurants in India and U.K US try to ace the fish curry and other Goan delicacies but Nothing comes close to the authentic local Goan food..

  74. Apoorva Prabhu says:

    Next time try sera dura and Bebinca desserts next time you come to Goa.
    Also you must try Konkani Kanteen in Panjim for best Veg n Non Veg Pure Goan food

  75. Almost God says:

    Harish sir aapka ghar kaunsa city main hai ?

  76. Rsk says:

    Enjoying Sea food in Goa without wine, whisky, scotch or beer ๐Ÿค”

  77. Sanjeev Jaggi says:

    achha riata felaya hai vo bhi bina boondi ka…

  78. Anuradha Bhatia says:

    Nice Surmai fish curry best part ๐Ÿ‘

  79. Neelima Angular says:

    He looks cute , cool ๐Ÿ˜‹ and natural ๐Ÿค—

  80. Pooja Arora says:

    Martin corner .. sea bass

  81. Haricharan ray says:

    That was amazing video

  82. SA SA says:

    Itne chote Prawns ki tails hum Bengali log Kha lete hain Sir. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  83. Puja Sarkar says:

    Wow…V.. nice…food…sir…and..u…also

  84. Animesh Adak says:

    Jio

  85. Dr. Nasima Tadvi says:

    I don't eat seafood since I don't like but I like all Ur video covering seafood since u r narrating is so Nicely

  86. madhavi sungar says:

    Nice place in South Goa to visit

  87. Souju Pai says:

    Mouth watering dishes

  88. amit Sharma says:

    I have visited this place โคโคโคโคu may also try bay 15 resort ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  89. THE PROJECT says:

    I love your Shart

  90. Ajay Sonavane says:

    Sir pl visit kolhapur in Maharashtra explore mutton,fish thamda padhra rasssa……authentic food…

  91. Aman Kumar says:

    Wow Goa super

  92. Maria Coelho says:

    I will definitely go to visit Martin's corner when I visit goa.the holiday get over so fast that we don't have time to think where we want to go.

  93. Sunil Lazar says:

    FISH FILLET FRIED IN RECHEADO MASALA STOLE THE SHOW. BEACHES ALL OVER INDIA SHOULD BE KEPT FREE OF LITTER OF ALL KIND. EVERY BEACH VISITOR'S PARAMOUNT RESPONSIBILITY.

  94. AutoCad Support says:

    sea bass fish sab se tasty fish ๐Ÿ  hai…. sir aap ka recipe findout karna acha lagta hai. aise hi India k naye naye food ko explore karte rahe.

  95. Shiv S Dutta says:

    Thanks for your blog.. we tried King's fish fry, butter garlic prawns fry at Martin's Corner

  96. Naveen Koti says:

    Yes!!!! I also had fish curry in the same hotel but I enjoyed more in Mangalore and Karwar ( Karnataka) where you will get pure traditional fish curry. Here they also use kokum in the curry which gives traditional taste but I feel it's because of they prepare in mud pot…. Once you try here.

  97. Naved Ullah says:

    Chonak fish seems to be tempting to me, one should vusit GOA to have sea foods in India

  98. adi jaya says:

    Amazing ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ

  99. Krish Bhatia says:

    Do martin's corner offer veg food?

  100. dmrc sr.stn. controller Gautam says:

    Sir aap itna Khana akelay khatay ha kya…….it's impossible for me

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