Preserving the soul of Goa by infusing love, respect for culture and research into food through the people who embody it.
STRENGTH OF EMPOWERMENT
The spirit of Goa bubbles through generations of inside stories and shared history, just like our favourite local drinks – urak and feni. Mum’s Kitchen sources these delightful cashew spirits from traditional distilleries that retain the flavour of recipes and processes followed for generations – right from caring for the cashew tree to its bottling process.
Brimming with vitamins and minerals, cashew apple juice and its resultant spirits have been used in Goa as a cure for colds and mild indigestion. Its full fruitiness is in fact the flavour of our past.
The story of Goa can be found in its food. It is a tale of those living off the land to the introduction of chillies, cashews and breadfruit with the arrival of the Portuguese. It is an amalgamation of centuries of experimentation that turned tradition, the use of locally sourced produce that ever so slightly changed the flavour of each dish.
True Goan food, as processed by Mum’s Kitchen since 1997, follows these same traditions, using the same locally sourced produce planted and reared by Goans with care, cooked with love and served with warmth. From the heart healthy coconut oil and the anti-oxidant rich kokum to the liver-cleansing palm jaggery and rejuvenating toddy, every ingredient has a story that originated down the ages.
At Mum’s Kitchen, you are not just eating a Goan dish. You’re tasting a legacy, a tradition that was handed down from one generation to the next. It’s the flavour of history and culture wrapped in one.
No people prosper without a culture and the festivities that celebrate it. In Goa, celebrations abound in every season, commemorating harvests, weddings, births and religious occasions. At each of these, Goa comes together as one, disregarding political, religious and community differences.
Through its lesser known celebrations such as the spring festival of Shigmo, São João, the Carnival-like Bonderam parade, the burning of Narakasura effigies at Diwali and the monsoon mud festival Chikal Khalo, Goa bares its soul, bereft of any commercial influence.
At Mum’s Kitchen, you can feel this soul through the carefully curated décor and ambience, an homage to the villages of Goa where all of our wonderful traditions and festive celebrations took birth. Each element has meaning and radiates the warmth and generosity of the Goan community.
STRENGTH OF EMPOWERMENT
At the heart of Goa is its women – the silent providers, the hard workers, the nurturers. Mum’s Kitchen brings them into focus, offers them a platform to showcase their strengths and passions.
Every recipe followed and every dish made comes from the heart of Goa – the women who learnt these gems of knowledge from their mothers and are passing them down to the next generation.
The story of Mum’s Kitchen takes root in these honest-to-goodness recipes, when in 1997 we travelled to the far corners of Goa and found women who embodied its hospitality. The food they make comes from history, taking you back in time as flavours combine with nostalgia.
These are the women who decided what food is served at Mum’s Kitchen; they are the promoters, the repository of all our culinary knowledge. The masala for every dish is specific, the method of cooking precise and the final product exactly the way it would be had it been their own home.
To bring it to global standards, we have attained an International Standards Organization Certification (ISO 22000:2005) from leading accreditation agency Bureau Veritas, ensuring that our farm to fork process brings you the safest, healthiest and freshest food in the region. So when you indulge in the experience at Mum’s Kitchen, you come together as a close-knit circle of family and friends over genuine Goan flavours and culture, charming and happy surroundings, warm hospitality – indeed Goa as it should be. Come, celebrate the ethnic cuisines movement with us at Mum’s Kitchen.