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We all have a past, sure, but oh to have a past that involves susegaad and sausages.

This week, O Pedro, in collaboration with food historian and chef-owner of Lisbon's Taberna da Rua das Flores, André Magalhães, trace and taste our Portuguese roots in Goa.

The result of this search is a special menu, titled Finding Lisbon in Goa, which rounds up Goan dishes and their Portuguese origins. Did you know that the Portuguese brought chillies, potatoes, tomatoes, cheese and rajma to our shores?

Other information nuggets you'll find more interesting, mostly because they are edible. Take for instance the Tomatada Alentejana, soft scrambled eggs with tomatoes and oregano olive oil and the famous Arroz Ervilhas, green pea rice with burrata, which is on this special menu until November 30. Other dishes to drool over are; Oven Roasted Broccoli; Grilled Scampi with tomato sauce, capers and burnt garlic; Charred Grilled Octopus with confit garlic and rosemary potato puree and Grilled Chicken Skewers in Piri Piri sauce.

You will leave happier after packing this in at O Pedro, with a little room for dessert. We recommend the Serica, baked custard crowned with cinnamon, strawberry compote and fresh strawberries.

Lis-bon appetite!

Getting there: On until November 30 for lunch and dinner at O Pedro, unit #2, ground floor, Jet Airways-Godrej BKC Building, BKC, call 022 2653 4701 for reservations.

*This post is sponsored by O Pedro*

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