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The visit to Diu is made more pleasurable by the Diu's local cuisine. Diu offers the tourist an assorted variety of sea food. The most "in-demand" delicacies, for a non-vegetarian, consists of fish, crab and lobster. The Silver Pomfret found in Diu is the largest in India ! The Island's local cuisine comprises a variety of dishes, both Gujarati and Portuguese

The Island's local cuisine comprises a variety of dishes, both Gujarati and Portuguese. A very appealing Portuguese option for the tourists is the fruit of the Hoka tree, which is not found anywhere else in the country. The Portuguese planted the seeds of the tree when they initially came to Diu. It is believed that the tree, which originally grew in Africa, took to Indian soil only because Diu emerged along with India from the African subcontinent. Crabs and lobster are the preferred food during the month of October and because of the amalgamation of different cultures, several Parsi and Chinese food joints can be found all over the island. The vegetarian cuisine on the island usually consists of Gujarati food because of the strong influence of the state.

The cuisine can best be enjoyed in the local restaurants, which are popular for both Portuguese and Gujarati cuisines. The tourists can also get a flavour of South Indian, Punjabi and several international cuisines.