Restaurant Week India and our journey to Guchhi- Hyatt Regency, Kolkata

Ola Prime presents Restaurant Week is the largest pan-India culinary events spanning over 10 days, 6 cities and gives discerning food enthusiasts the opportunity to dine at some of India’s finest restaurants at a fraction of a la carte rates. A nominal booking fee of INR 60 per person will be secured online at the…

A bong পেটুক’s non-বং-food trip in Bangalore

When I told my friends in Kolkata that while travelling to Bangalore (off course on some professional work), I’ll be hitting the Biryani joints, I was flooded with all the names and direction of Calcutta-styled Biryani joints. Just after a small pause, my next question was, I am looking for south Indian Biryani joints and silence…

Bawali Rajbari- ঘরের কাছে আরশিনগর

We were invited to Bawali Rajbari a few weeks back with my fellow bloggers. There was Soumya from Streets Of calcutta, Anirban Halder, Rangan, Manjit and myself representing Social Bong. The journey is around 2.5 hours from my place, Beliaghata (Thanks to the great roads in Behala), but the transport was a royal one. We were picked up and with a good company…

Oodles of noodles – Baan Thai

There are certain places in Kolkata, which, over a period of time, have achieved the cult status and has gained a certain follower base of their own. In fact, the follower base is such strong that, if a certain dish is presented in a new way, the management is flooded with complaints. One such place…

August 2016- Ilish ishtyle

Rainy season is in and there are some interesting food festivals going in and around Kolkata. This time, we’ll have couple of posts dedicated to different food festivals going in the city. The first one in this series, will be the Ilish Utsav in Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata‘s all day dining restaurant, Al Fresco. From 12-28th August, they…

The great non branded biryani joints- part 2

Kolkata is THE mecca for biryani lovers. There are branded biryani joints (some of them discussed here) and then there are those lone warriors in this segment, who, over the time, has stood up to their forte (few discussed here in part 1). In this, series, rather in this second part, I would love to highlight few…

Russell Punjabi Dhaba- THE king of Chicken bharta

Let me be honest- I love chicken bharta. Primarily, because, there’s no bone in it and secondly, though less spicy, it tastes good- everywhere, or at least that’s what I used to think. But, let me tell you something. Unless and until you’ve visited a small eatery tucked inside the busy little russell street, you’ve been…

Bodega Contina- the new kid (really ???) in town

Firstly, apologies for the late posting, and I presume, by this time, Bodega is not a very new joint in Kolkata food scenario. it felt a little strange when I got a call with somebody asking for direction to my place and in the evening, a gentleman coming down physically for inviting me to the launch…

Paramount Sherbet and the small Kolkata hidden in it…

Somehow, I always felt, there lies multiple Calcutta inside our very own Kolkata. The city with its old world charm has always fascinated me along with the new-age facilities. In this hot scorching Indian summer, while finding a good cool drinks place, either we tend to end up at those numerous coffee shops with a…

Tak Heng

This post is to welcome the new baby in town- Tak Heng, the new chinese joint in town. We were cordially invited by Prithvish da to sample the food and we WERE impressed. In the following long write-up, I would try to suggest what all one can try while in Tak Heng. As most of the…

Barcelos, Kasba…the portuguese experience or something like it

Barcelos has opened up their new outlet in Acropolis Mall, Kasba . Off course a good news for us Kolkattans that after New Delhi, they’ve chosen Kolkata for their 2nd outlet in India. And I was eager to see what they’ve got. Well, “Can I have some water please ?” How to reach and when to…