Now when you are a baker at heart and by profession and you stumble upon a hidden gem tucked away in a hole in the wall kind of place,your joy knows no bounds. And for a bread baker there is no better excitement than to get lost in conversation with a Poder (Goan bread baker).Well these were exactly my sentiments on un earthing this old bakery nestled in a inconspicuous bylane of Ribander Road Goa.
This Bakery has been christened as the Old Bakery of Goa for the want of a name as none seemed to be displayed on the facade or any signage of sorts. I recall having read about this place on one of the Goa forums as a post from a member and hastily book marked it as a “Must visit” place.
Visiting local markets gives a great insight into local traditions and customs. The true essence of a city comes out alive by wandering around these rustic settings in search of local flavours I for one am a huge supporter of local artisans and vendors and ensure I keep aside a couple of hours to take in the sights and delve deep into history where food seems pure and simple and time is enhanced by a new discovery.I was keen to write about the old Goa bakery in a small attempt to revive this delicious profession before it faces extinction.