One of the best things about Bangalore is the availability of a wide variety of south Indian food that you won't find anywhere else in India. Especially outside of India, food from the north of the country - dishes like chicken tikka, black dal, butter naan, and paneer makhani - dominate Indian restaurant menus. What's unfortunately left out is delicious food from pockets of the south that need exploring for any food lover.
Mangalore is a coastal city in the state of Karnataka that is famous for its spicy Konkani food. Cooked with coconuts and using an indigenous sour berry called kokum, Konkani food is best sampled in Bangalore at a restaurant called Mangalore Pearl. Must try's include mutton sukkah, crab pepper fry, and prawn roast masala. Scoop these up with soft rice pancakes called neer dosas and wash it all down with sol kadi, a pinkish-purple beverage made of kokum - the perfect digestive.
Please note that the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays and everyday between 3:30pm and 7:30pm so, leaders, plan accordingly!