A warm welcome will greet you as you enter Palaolem beach, and a visit here should definitely include a visit to Mr Babu’s street food stall, especially if you’re on a budget and trying to save a few rupee’s, and I for one can vouch for his impressive “sexy chai” as he has aptly named it, and at 10 rupees it’s a steal.
Not only does Mr Babu serve up the best Chai around, but he also conjurs up one of the best Omelette and spicy salad roll around, all for the princely sum of 30 rupees. You can’t go wrong with these prices, and you also get to meet some very interesting people, as he’s always busy between 7am – 1pm with many locals from lifeguards to the local constabulary queuing to buy from his food stall, always a good sign. The limited but very tasty array of lunchtime treats come highly recommended. He will also teach you a few choice words to try out in the local Konkani language, always to bring a smile to any of the local you try it out on.
Be sure to pay him a visit if in the vicinity, even if it’s just for a chai, you wont be disappointed.