The highest-flying of all local delicacies is the spicy pandhi (pork) masala, a flavourful Kodava signature dish. Coastal Mangaluru tosses up a train of fiery dishes – mostly seafood – including the sinful prawn ghee roast. Vegetarians can head to Udupi, where the masala dosa (large savoury crepe stuffed with spiced potatoes) has its origins. Oh, and did we mention the gastropubs and microbreweries of Bengaluru?