Mangaluru is the port city of Karnataka is juxtaposed between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. It is situated on the backwaters formed by convergent mouths of Nethravathi and Gurupur rivers; consequently it has waters on south and west sides. Crowned with the fame of being the ‘Cradle of Banking’. Mangaluru is the birthplace of 5 major banks. The city has also earned the nationwide merit for its excellent range of educational institutions and outstanding health services.
As rice is the staple food and fish is available in plenty, rice and fish curry is popular among Non- Vegetarians. People usually eat Boiled rice and the culinary skills of South Kanara are recognized worldwide. Among other special dishes, kori rotti, masala dosa, neer dosa, tuppa dosa, goli baje, semige, pathrode etc. are important.