Goa is more known for its beaches and its food, and less for its desserts. There are a few Goan sweets that are uniquely Goan, but you’ll find some variant in other coastal regions I think. There is one dessert that I discovered (for myself that is) recently that I’ve not found anywhere–it’s called Bebinca (or Bibinca) and it’s delicious. I’m called it BB for the purpose of this post.
BB is apparently a cake that has seven layers. It looks like a cross between a layered cake (without icing), a halwa-type sweet, and tastes nothing like either. It’s mildly sweet and delicious, and doesn’t ooze ghee like halwa-sweets. It’s not a classic dessert but you should try it the next time you’re in Goa. I can’t remember having eaten BB before but enjoyed it this time around.
One place that you’ll get BB is in Panjim–there’s a place called Mr. Baker, where they sell the stuff by the kilo and pack . It’s a nice place where you sit and munch on guava cheese (I need another post for that) and other baked goods.
Oh yeah, and do check out the beaches too.